Competition Law Overview

About the subject

Competition Law Overview is a two half-day seminar designed to provide a general understanding of the competition law regime set out in the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth), with particular emphasis on the provisions in Part IV of the Act.

The Overview is ideal for those considering enrolment in either the Master or Graduate Diploma in Competition and Consumer Law who have no or minimal background in the field.

This overview subject may fulfil Continuing Professional Development (CPD) or Continuing Legal Education (CLE) requirements.


Principal topics include:

  • The structure and purpose of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth)
  • Key economic concepts—markets, competition and power
  • Mergers
  • Cartels
  • Misuse of market power
  • Access
  • Vertical restraints
  • Clearance, notification and authorisation
  • Enforcement


Associate Professor Arlen Duke


Competition Law Overview will run across two half-days, where attendance at both sessions is required.

Day 1

Friday 10 June 2022, 9.30am to 1pm (Delivered online).

Day 2

Friday 17 June 2022, 9.30am to 1pm (Delivered online).


There is no assessment requirement for Competition Law Overview.


$500 (includes GST) per person, for both sessions.

A discount of 20% is available for groups of 5 or more attendees. Please advise the Academic Support Office of the number of attendees when registering your interest (see below).

How to apply

Please email  the Academic Support Office with the anticipated number of attendees in your group, name(s), and a preferred contact email address and telephone number.

Strict quotas apply to all overview subjects at Melbourne Law School. Applications will be assessed on a first-in basis until the quota has been met.