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LAWS13-544: Competition Law


Competition Law is an elective subject in undergraduate programs offered by the Faculty of Law. This subject is concerned primarily with competition law and policy in Australia. It focuses on the restrictive trade practices provisions in the Competition and Consumer Act (Cth), and the role of these provisions within Australia's National Competition Policy. Within this framework, the subject also considers the economic concepts on which the regulatory regime is founded, the role and powers of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, and the remedies and penalties available for contravention of the law.

Subject details

Type: Undergraduate Subject
Code: LAWS13-544
Faculty: Faculty of Law
Credit: 10
Study areas:
  • Law

Learning outcomes

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the trade practices provisions of the Competition and Consumer Act.
  2. Demonstrate presentation skills and promote student discussion and evaluation of the ideas presented.
  3. Demonstrate capacity to conduct in-depth research in competition law, and to write coherently and logically at length about a topic in this field.

Enrolment requirements



Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Assumed Prior Learning (or equivalent):


Students must be admitted into a Bachelor law degree or Bachelor of Laws combined degree or be an approved Law Study Abroad OR Law exchange student.

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.