Unit description

Provides students with an opportunity to gain a strong understanding of the operation of Schedule 2 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 – The Australian Consumer Law – and the economic theory underlying the Act. Topics will include misleading and deceptive conduct; unconscionable conduct; unfair contracts; false and misleading representations and unfair practices; liability of retailers and manufacturers; consumer guarantees; and remedies and enforcement. The unit will also consider the policy debates and recent reforms that feature in this area of the law.

Unit content

Topic 1 Introduction to consumer law

Topic 2 Misleading and deceptive conduct

Topic 3 Unconscionable conduct and unfair contracts

Topic 4 False and misleading representations and unfair practices

Topic 5 Liability of retailers and manufacturers and Consumer guarantees

Topic 6 Remedies and enforcement

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Study Period 1

  • Adrian Coorey, 2015, Australian Consumer Law, LexisNexis Butterworths. ISBN: 97804093309031.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

SCU Online (intensive)

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Assessment
Quiz10%
Report40%
Discussion board10%
Exam: take home40%
Notice

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Fee information

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