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This online Competition and Consumer Law unit offered by Open Universities Australia and RMIT University will introduce you to the Competition and Consumer Law Act 2010. This act can be applied to a very wide range of commercial and consumer transactions, and is also addresses disputes that may arise from such business dealings. As such the content of this unit is highly useful to legal practitioners that are involved in contract law and overseeing business transitions.
Over the duration of this unit you will also become familiar with various topics such as exclusive contracts, resale price maintenance, exclusive dealings, cartels, and misuse of market power.
You will also become familiar with the Trade Practices Act 1974 , which has been superseded by the Competition and Consumer Law Act 2010 and has created new provisions for dealing with penalties, consumer redress options and enforcement powers. Understanding the intricacies of the relationship between these laws is a key area of this unit.
Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible to enter this program:
It is also recommended that you have completed ether the Fundamentals of Contract Law or Contract Law unit.
In this law unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is an approved elective in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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Enrolling in this RMIT University online unit will provide you with a foundation of valuable knowledge relating to the laws governing business to business and business to consumer transactions. Particular emphasis will be placed upon learning about the Competition and Consumer Law Act 2010 and the Trade Practices Act 1974, and you will become familiar with the relationship between these two legislations.
During the unit you will discuss economic policy and the market context, and will gain an overview of the legislation prior to delving deeper into competition and consumer law. You will also explore the notion of consumer protection.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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