Compliance Essentials New Zealand Commerce Act


Do you know your obligations under the consumer law? Do you know why the Commerce Act is in place, and what this means to your organisation? Would you recognise anti-competitive behaviour in your organisation?
This course will provide workers with legally compliant training to ensure your organisation meets its obligations under the Commerce Act.

Written in consultation with leading law firm Simpson Grierson, the content is presented in a traditional elearning format and features written scenarios to contextualise relevant workplace legislation. 

Topics covered

This course covers the following topics:

  •  the purpose of the Commerce Act
  • enforcement of the Commerce Act
  • prohibited conduct
  • key tests of market and competition
  • penalties for breach of the Commerce Act
  •  the role of the Commerce Commission in relation to mergers.

Learning objectives

On completing this course, learners should be able to:

  • state the broad purpose of the restrictive trade practices provisions of the Commerce Act
  • define important terms used in these provisions
  • discuss the concept of ‘substantial lessening of competition’
  • apply the substantial lessening of competition test to certain merger/takeover situations.

Business outcomes

By implementing this course your organisation can:

  • reduce the incidence of consumer law breaches
  • better defend any claims relating to consumer law breaches
  • protect its brand and reputation from damage related to breaches of consumer law
  • have access to cost-effective consumer law training for all workers.

Target audience

The content contained in this course is suitable for:

  • public- and private-sector workers
  • workers, with a focus on executives and board members across all industries
  • workers, executives and board members at all levels of an organisation.


This course should take about 30 minutes to complete.

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