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Area/Catalogue
LAWS 1026

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
173278

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2023.

Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Justice & Society

Course aim

Students in this course will study the essential knowledge and skills necessary to: (1) understand the statutory rights and remedies offered by the Australian Consumer Law, (2) analyse causes of action under the Australian Consumer Law, (3) evaluate breaches of General Protections and Specific Protections of the ACL.

Course content

  • Documenting the historical evolution of Consumer Law from Caveat Emptor to Regulation
  • Examining the General Protections in Chapter 2 of the ACL
  • Developing an understanding of the Specific Protections of the ACL
  • Learning about Consumer Guarantee
  • Detailing Chapter 4 of the ACL – Offences
  • Actioning the Enforcement and Remedies provisions under Chapter 5 of the ACL
  • Reviewing the role of the ACCC in Consumer Law
  • Contrasting the powers of the ACCC with the State Consumer regulatory bodies
  • Delving into the Financial Services Regulations affecting Consumers

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
LAWS 1030 Law, Governance and Citizenship
LAWS 1029 Contracts
LAWS 1032 Torts

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Lecture 1 Hour x 10 weeks
Workshop 2 Hours x 10 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Quiz 20 questions 20% N/A
Problem solving exercise 2500 Words 50% N/A
Group presentation N/A 30% 30 minutes

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 4C)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note: all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation.

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