Australian Consumer Law
Subject LAWS70380 (2016)
Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:June, Parkville - Taught on campus.
This subject has a quota of 30 students. Please refer to the Melbourne Law Masters website for further information about the management of subject quotas and waitlists.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24-26 hours |
Total Time Commitment:
The pre-teaching period commences four weeks before the subject commencement date. From this time, students are expected to access and review the Reading Guide that will be available from the LMS subject page and the subject materials provided by the subject coordinator, which will be available from Melbourne Law School. Refer to the Reading Guide for confirmation of which resources need to be read and what other preparation is required before the teaching period commences.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||
Applicants without legal qualifications should note that subjects are offered in the discipline of law at an advanced graduate level. While every effort will be made to meet the needs of students trained in other fields, concessions will not be made in the general level of instruction or assessment. Most subjects assume the knowledge usually acquired in a degree in law (LLB, JD or equivalent). Applicants should note that admission to some subjects in the Melbourne Law Masters will be dependent upon the individual applicant’s educational background and professional experience.
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
The Melbourne Law Masters welcomes applications from students with disabilities. The inherent academic requirements for study in the Melbourne Law Masters are:
Students who feel their disability will inhibit them from meeting these inherent academic requirements are encouraged to contact Student Equity and Disability Support.
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Jeannie Paterson
Associate Professor Jeannie Paterson (Coordinator)
Mr Hal Bolitho
Phone: +61 3 8344 6190
Australia has a detailed and comprehensive consumer protection regime dealing with the supply of goods and services, including financial products, to consumers. Primary legislation is the Australian Consumer Law (ACL), found in schedule 2 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth), equivalent provisions in the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 (Cth) (ASIC Act), applying to financial services and products, and, for consumer credit, the National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009 (NCCP Act). This subject provides students with a detailed knowledge of key features of the Australian Consumer Law and of the common law principles and policy imperatives that underpin it. The lecturers are one of the Law School’s team of private lawyers with specialist expertise in consumer law and a leading practitioner in this field of law.
Principal topics include:
A student who has successfully completed this subject will:
A minimum of 75% attendance is a hurdle requirement.
Specialist printed materials will be made available free of charge from the Melbourne Law School prior to the pre-teaching period.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Links to further information:||www.law.unimelb.edu.au/subject/LAWS70380/2016|
Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance Law |
Graduate Diploma in Competition and Consumer Law
Graduate Diploma in Construction Law
Graduate Diploma in Corporations and Securities Law
Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies
Master of Banking and Finance Law
Master of Commercial Law
Master of Competition and Consumer Law
Master of Construction Law
Master of Laws
Master of Private Law
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