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Unit description

Introduce students to the laws relating to competition, marketing and consumer protection with particular reference to Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) and the Australian Consumer Law.

Unit content

Part 1: Consumer Protection Law
Topic 1 Introduction to Competition and Consumer Law, and to the consumer provisions
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 Introduction to remedies

Part 2: Competition Law
Topic 7 Anti-competitive contracts, arrangements and understandings, and Cartel conduct
Topic 8 Misuse of market power and Exclusive dealing
Topic 9 Resale price maintenance
Topic 10 Enforcement, penalties, remedies and defences

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1identify and interpret the main provisions of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) which relate to restrictive trade practices (Part IV of the Act)Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
2identify and interpret the main provisions of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) which relate to consumer protection lawIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
3recognise those circumstances which give rise to the application of different sections of the ActIntellectual rigourCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
4apply the relevant provisions of the Act to determine whether a breach has occurred in given factual situationsIntellectual rigourCreativityKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
5recognise provisions of the Act concerning authorisations and mergersIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
6explain the penalties and remedies that are available for breaches of the Act.Intellectual rigourCreativityEthical practiceKnowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify and interpret the main provisions of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) which relate to restrictive trade practices (Part IV of the Act)
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. identify and interpret the main provisions of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) which relate to consumer protection law
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. recognise those circumstances which give rise to the application of different sections of the Act
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. apply the relevant provisions of the Act to determine whether a breach has occurred in given factual situations
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  5. recognise provisions of the Act concerning authorisations and mergers
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  6. explain the penalties and remedies that are available for breaches of the Act.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

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