• Offered by Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Classification Advanced
    Specialist
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Alexander Bruce
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2014
    See Future Offerings

This course is intended to offer a basic and effective grounding in Australian Competition Law and Policy embodied in the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) (“CCA”) and its enforcement by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (“ACCC”). 

Successful completion of this subject will be a prerequisite for those students wishing to study “Advanced Principles of Competition Law” which will be new in 2015.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that participants will:
  1. Understand the foundation principles of Australia’s National Competition Policy (“NCP”) and the role of the CCA in the NCP;
  2. Be familiar with the economic concepts behind the anti competitive conduct prohibitions in Part IV of the CCA;
  3. Be able to accurately identify the elements that must be satisfied in order to establish a contravention of Part IV of the CCA;
  4. Be able to identify the principal case-authorities involving Part IV of the CCA and understand the way in which courts have interpreted the elements of Part IV of the CCA;
  5. Understand the way in which contraventions of the anticompetitive provisions of the CCA are addressed through the penalties and remedies in the CCA;
  6. Be aware of the enforcement program of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (“the ACCC”) and the ways in which the ACCC seeks to ensure compliance with the CCA;
  7. Be aware of recent developments in competition law and the significance of those developments.

Indicative Assessment

Students must rely on the approved Means of Assessment which will be posted to the Wattle course approximately 4 weeks from the commencement of the course.

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Workload

26 Contact Hours (Intensive Delivery) plus private study and reading time.

2014 intensive dates: 15-16 & 22-23 March

Click here for the current LLM Masters Program Timetable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying in one of the following programs; Master of Laws (7300) Master of Laws (Legal Practice) (7312) Master of Diplomacy/Master of Laws (7883) Graduate Diploma in Law (6300) or you must be studying one of the following programs Master of Legal Studies (7305) Master of Environmental Law (7309) Master of Government and Commercial Law (7313) Master of International Law (7310) Master of Law, Governance and Development (7317) Master of International Security Law (7318) Master of Diplomacy/Master of International Law (7893) Graduate Diploma in Law, Governance and Development (6317) Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies (6305) Graduate Diploma in Environmental Law (6309) Graduate Diploma in Government and Commercial Law (6313) Graduate Diploma in International Law (6310) Graduate Diploma in International Security Law (6318) Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (6303) Graduate Certificate in Environmental Law (6351) AND have completed LAWS8015.

Prescribed Texts

 Alex Bruce: Australian Competition Law, 2nd ed, 2013, LexisNexis Butterworths, Sydney




Preliminary Reading

The Course Outline will be available on the Wattle course page approximately 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.

Assumed Knowledge

Non-lawyers must have completed LAWS8015 Fundamentals of Government and Commercial Law.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
3
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1626
2004 $1926
2005 $2298
2006 $2646
2007 $2670
2008 $2670
2009 $2670
2010 $2718
2011 $2778
2012 $2808
2013 $2808
2014 $2808
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2916
2004 $2916
2005 $3234
2006 $3426
2007 $3426
2008 $3426
2009 $3426
2010 $3750
2011 $3756
2012 $3756
2013 $3756
2014 $3762
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1782 15 Mar 2014 15 Mar 2014 28 Mar 2014 04 May 2014 In Person N/A

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