The S.A.F.E. Files - Misleading conduct and competition law


An occurrence of misleading or deceptive conduct or a breach of competition law can compromise the integrity and success of your organisation. By ensuring that those with decision-making responsibilities are cognisant of their obligations in this compliance topic, the risk of your organisation breaching the law is reduced.

This course provides legally compliant training about prohibitions and worker responsibilities relating to misleading and deceptive conduct, restrictive trade practices, and measures that can be taken to avoid a breach of these laws. The content is delivered using simple language and graphic storytelling to engage the learner and improve knowledge retention.

This course was created in partnership with award-winning Australian law firm Lander & Rogers.

Business outcomes

By implementing this course your organisation can:

  • reduce the incidence of consumer and competition law breaches
  • protect organisational brand and reputation from damage related to breaches of consumer and competition law obligations
  • deliver comprehensive and cost-effective consumer and competition law training to a wide range of workers
  • strengthen worker engagement by implementing best practice compliance with consumer and competition law obligations.

Topics covered

This course covers the following topics.

  • Core concepts of misleading or deceptive conduct
  • Examples of misleading or deceptive conduct
  • Consequences of a breach of misleading conduct
  • Representations related to product origin
  • Core concepts of restrictive trade practices, including examples of cartel behaviour and third line forcing
  • Consequences of a breach of restrictive trade practices.

Learning objectives

On completing this course, learners should be able to:

  • outline some key principles of competition law and misleading conduct and explain why they are important
  • list some of the consequences of misleading and deceptive conduct or breaches of competition law
  • show an understanding of some key principles of competition law and the law relating to misleading conduct.

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 40 minutes to complete.

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