Practical Consumer and Competition Law

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

In this online Practical Consumer and Competition Law unit provided by Open Universities Australia and Curtin University, you will learn the key principles of competition and consumer law. You will become familiar with anti-completive business practices, such as unfair pricing, collusion, unfair selling and misleading or deceptive business conduct.

You will also learn how the laws relating to such practices impact on businesses, directors and employees of companies. Furthermore, you will come to understand how the consequences of breaching competition and consumer legislation impact on the parties involved.

On completion of this unit, you will be able to describe with confidence the implications of the Australian Competition and Consumer Law in the context of business. Furthermore, you will have the ability to assess business strategy and decisions in an informed way using the knowledge you have acquired through this unit. You will also develop essential communication skills and gain the ability to work as part of a business team.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible to enter this program:

  • You must have successfully completed the unit, Business Law

Areas of study

In this Practical Consumer and Competition Law unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Definitions and key concepts
  • Misleading or deceptive conduct
  • Specific false or misleading representations
  • Specific false or misleading representations, issues about pricing
  • Specific unfair sales techniques
  • Consumer guarantees
  • Introduction to competition laws
  • Competitors – cartels and other anti-competitive behaviour
  • Suppliers – exclusive dealing and resale price maintenance

Course pathways

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Business Law), Curtin University

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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How will this unit advance my career?

This Practical Consumer and Competition Law unit will give you valuable insight into the laws of competition and those relating to consumers. Such knowledge will prepare you for a career in either the legal sphere, in business, regulation or finance.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Practical Consumer and Competition Law from Curtin University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA's full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. 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).

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