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Competition and Consumer Law

Postgraduate | RMI-OJD340 | 2024

Immerse yourself in the Competition and Consumer Law Act, Australian consumer law and the role, powers and functions of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. Evaluate various legal remedies available for breaches of the legislation. 

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Study method
100% online
Subject may require attendance
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks

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Competition and Consumer Law

About this subject

  • Upon successful completion of this subject you will be able to:

    1. demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of the legal issues under the Competition and Consumer Law Act (CCA) / Australian Consumer Law (ACL) and the role, powers and functions of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) as well as the important provisions of the CCA and various legal remedies available for breaches of the legislation
    2. critically evaluate the law relating to the CCA and ACL and the ACCC
    3. analyse and research complex problems relating to CCA and make reasoned and appropriate choices amongst alternatives
    4. demonstrate sophisticated cognitive and creative skills in approaching legal issues relating to CCA and generate appropriate responses
    5. demonstrate the intellectual and practical skills needed to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, legal methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions and identify, research, evaluate and synthesise relevant factual, legal and policy issues relating to CCA, ACL and the ACCC.

Entry requirements

To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted into a degree.

Prior study

To help set you up for success before you start this subject, we suggest completing or having equivalent knowledge in:

  • RMI-OJD105-Fundamentals of Contract Law (no longer available)

  • RMI-OJD110-Introduction to the Australian Legal System and Legal Methods (no longer available)


You normally are expected to complete Year 1 core requirements of JD.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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