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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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1identify and interpret the main provisions of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) that relate to restrictive trade practices and to consumer protection.
2recognise provisions of the Act concerning authorisations and mergers
3 apply the relevant provisions of the Act to determine whether a breach has occurred in given factual situations
4explain the penalties and remedies that are available for breaches of the Act.

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) that relate to restrictive trade practices and to consumer protection.
  2. recognise provisions of the Act concerning authorisations and mergers
  3. apply the relevant provisions of the Act to determine whether a breach has occurred in given factual situations
  4. explain the penalties and remedies that are available for breaches of the Act.

Teaching and assessment

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