* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2014 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2014 will be available from the 1st October 2013.
Recognises the development of consumer protection law as a discrete area of study and practice, largely as a consequence of statutory initiatives. The unit focuses on the following areas of law: (1) The provisions of the Australian Consumer Law; (2) liability for dangerous and defective products, including rights and remedies at common law and statute; (3) consumer credit; and (4) consumer protection in respect of financial services and products. The unit will also examine the values that underlie consumer protection law, its relationship with competition law and the institutions that are critical to the maintenance and enforcement of consumer norms. It will critically consider the extent to which the legislation and common law have suitably balanced the empowerment of consumers as against intervention in the name of consumer protection.
ASSESSMENT: Assignment (40%); Exam (60%)
TEACHING PATTERN: 5 x 50 minute seminars fortnightly
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.