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Sports Integrity, Ethics and Law (11564.1)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra Law School


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This unit examines the impact of the law on sport for managers and participants. The topics covered include the following: 1) Values and ethics in sport; 2) Contract law applied to sport; 3) Proprietary rights: Ownership structures and intellectual property; 4) Sports integrity: Doping and match manipulation; 5) Sport injuries and risk management: Civil and criminal; and 6) Human rights, diversity, and inclusion in sport.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Evaluate identified personal core values and differentiate between ethics and law whilst considering cultural differences and universal ethics;

2. Restate and employ basic contractual principles in the sport context;

3. Explain ownership structures and concepts of intellectual property;

4. Assess risks and mitigation strategies to reduce threats to sports integrity;

5. Report identified risks that impacts sport organisations and participants; and

6. Examine human rights, diversity, and inclusion issues in sport from a legal, sport, and business perspective.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

One 1 hour lecture and one 2 hour workshop on campus per week.


Students must have passed at least 24 credit points.



Assumed Knowledge


Incompatible Units


Equivalent Units

7052 Sports and the Law

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