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.
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
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
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||Critically analyse the economic theory and policy objectives underpinning the Australian Consumer Law and assess the efficacy of the legislation in achieving these objectives.||Intellectual rigour|
|2||Apply advanced theoretical and technical consumer law knowledge and skills to solve emerging and or advanced consumer law problems||Lifelong learning|
|3||Identify and interpret the penalties and remedies available under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth).||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||Assess the appropriateness and implications of the investigation and enforcement powers of the ACCC.||Ethical practice|
Study Period 1
- Adrian Coorey, 2015, Australian Consumer Law, LexisNexis Butterworths. ISBN: 97804093309031.
Teaching and assessment
SCU Online (intensive)
|Structured online learning|
|Exam: take home||40%|
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3
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