- Graduate Diploma in Global Competition and Consumer Law
- Attributes, outcomes and skills
About this course
- Entry and participation requirements
- Attributes, outcomes and skills
- Course structure
- Further study
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Intended learning outcomes
Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Global Competition and Consumer Law will:
- Have advanced knowledge within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge relating to the global field of competition and consumer law, including the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills in relation to:
- The economic theories, policies and principles that underpin and influence the policy and law in this field;
- The legal rules that govern market structures and conduct in major jurisdictions around the world;
- The design, operation and assessment of institutions that administer competition and/or consumer policy and law
- Challenges that arise in the enforcement of competition and consumer law from the perspectives of businesses, practitioners, governments and enforcement agencies; and
- Contemporary international debates on the reform of competition and consumer policy and law;
- Have cognitive, technical and communication skills that enable them to:
- Analyse critically, evaluate and convey information;
- Generate ideas and solutions to complex problems from both theoretical and practical perspectives; and
- Communicate complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences in the global field of competition and consumer law;
- Apply their knowledge and skills to make high level, independent judgments and carry out a range of technically specialised functions at an advanced level in the global field of competition and consumer law, demonstrating autonomy, well-developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner or learner in this field.
Students who complete this course will develop generic skills as follows:
- Well-developed competencies in legal and economic analysis;
- Problem solving abilities, including through the collection and evaluation of information applying interdisciplinary sources and perspectives;
- Capacity to communicate, orally and in writing;
- Ability to evaluate and synthesise existing knowledge in the area;
- Capacity for critical and independent thought and reflection;
- Capacity for self-directed learning, organisation and time management.
Students who complete this course will embody graduate attributes of the University of Melbourne.
In particular, graduates of the Graduate Diploma (Global Competition and Consumer Law) will have in-depth knowledge of the global field of competition and consumer policy, law and enforcement from multiple disciplinary perspectives – law and economics particularly, but also politics, regulation and sociology. They will be critical thinkers with strong reasoning and analytical skills and an advanced capacity to apply their knowledge in a way that addresses major economic and social problems. They will have a strong sense of intellectual integrity, a high standard of professionalism and sophisticated advocacy and communication skills.
Graduates of this course will be engaged with contemporary issues facing their local, national, regional communities - specifically issues associated with designing, implementing and applying economic policies and laws with a competition focus and in such a way that is sensitively attuned to the impacts on and perspectives of a wide range of stakeholders from government, industry and the public at large. They will have the potential to be leaders in their field and will actively seek out opportunities to use their expertise in making positive contributions to their profession and their communities.
These graduates will be motivated, self-directed and organised. The opportunities and challenges presented through wholly online learning, or a combination of online and on-campus learning, will ensure that they are able to set goals, manage time and priorities and work effectively, both independently and as a member of a group.
Last updated: 11 February 2021