Not currently available in 2020

Unit description

Investigates a number of contemporary sports law issues, particularly those in the international sporting environment. These include such issues as sport dispute resolution, ethics, commercialisation and anti-doping. In addition the students will be exposed to concepts that will impact on the legal position of their organisation, stakeholders and themselves in the national and international sporting marketplace.

Unit content

The sport/law intersection
Alternative dispute resolution in sport
Industrial relations in sport and the nature of sporting contracts
Legal issues in sport sponsorship and sport marketing
Conduct of sporting tribunals – natural justice
Sports injuries and compensation
Sport and criminal liability
Risk management and insurance
Current issues in sports law
Anti-doping in sport
Ethical considerations in sport

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

Teaching and assessment


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


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

Fee paying courses
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