• Offered by Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

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.

Other Information

This is an intensive course with 4 days of compulsory attendance required (see LLM timetable for dates).
Approximately 6 weeks from the completion of the intensive your final assessment will be due. Contact with fellow students and the convenor, both prior to the intensive and after, is conducted via the Wattle course site.

Indicative Assessment

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

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

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Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be enrolled in the Graduate Certificate of Law (CLAW) and have completed or be completing LAWS8586 Law and Legal Institutions. OR Be in enrolled in: Master of International Law (7310XMINTL), Master of Environmental Law (7309XMENVL), Master of Law, Governance & Development (7317XMLGD), Master of International Security Law (7318XMISL), Master of Government and Commercial Law (7313XMGCL), Master of Legal Studies (7305XMLEGS).

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.


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. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
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.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2958
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4146
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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