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2021 unit offering information will be available in November 2020

Unit description

Provides students with an opportunity to gain a strong understanding of the operation of the competition law provisions of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 and the economic theory underlying the Act. The unit will focus on the Restrictive Trade Practices provisions in Part IV of the Act. Topics will include exclusionary provisions; cartel conduct; contracts, arrangements and understandings; misuse of market power; exclusive dealing; resale price maintenance; mergers, and remedies and enforcement. The unit will also consider the policy debates and recent reforms that feature in this area of the law, as well as the restrictive trade practices provisions of comparative jurisdictions.

Unit content

Topic 1: Competition policy and objectives of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth)

Topic 2: Exclusionary provisions

Topic 3: Cartel conduct

Topic 4: Misuse of market power and exclusionary provisions

Topic 5: Resale price maintenance and mergers

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.

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
1Critically analyse the economic theory and policy objectives underpinning the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) and assess the efficacy of the legislation in achieving these objectivesIntellectual rigour
2Apply advanced theoretical and technical competition law knowledge and skills, to solve emerging and/or advanced competition law problemsLifelong learning
3Identify and interpret the penalties and remedies available under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth)Knowledge of a discipline
4Assess the appropriateness and implications of the investigation and enforcement powers of the ACCC.Ethical practice

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

  1. Critically analyse the economic theory and policy objectives underpinning the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) and assess the efficacy of the legislation in achieving these objectives
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  2. Apply advanced theoretical and technical competition law knowledge and skills, to solve emerging and/or advanced competition law problems
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. Identify and interpret the penalties and remedies available under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth)
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. Assess the appropriateness and implications of the investigation and enforcement powers of the ACCC.
    • GA3: Ethical practice

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

Fee paying courses
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International

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