• Offered by School of Regulation and Global Governance
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject RegNet
  • Areas of interest Law, Policy Studies, Political Communication, Management
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Veronica Taylor
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Winter Session 2020
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All activities that form part of this course will be delivered remotely in Semester 2 2020

This course is designed to help individual professionals and organisations understand and apply contemporary Australian and international approaches to effective regulation. Regulatory issues covered include regulatory complexity, risk assessment, responsiveness, compliance, regulating technology and managing stakeholders. It is for people who are currently managing regulatory portfolios and projects in government agencies (e.g. Access Canberra (ACT)) -- or who will do so in future. It will also support professionals who work with regulatory stakeholders, including business and industry, Territory, State and Federal government agencies, the legislature, community actors and the media. Adopting an applied approach, the course uses case studies, hands-on assessments and recognised examples of regulatory excellence from Australia, Europe, North America and Asia and the Pacific. In doing so, it facilitates a collaborative learning environment that draws on regulatory scholarship as well as the experience of different regulatory actors and course participants.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding, identify and define core ideas in regulation and compliance;
  2. Demonstrate and understand, at a more advanced level, a selection of theories that inform foundational regulatory ideas;
  3. Demonstrate an understanding, describe and debate the advantages and limits of different regulatory instruments and approaches in the Australian context;
  4. Demonstrate an understanding and analyze the role and influence of a diverse range of regulatory actors;
  5. Demonstrate an understanding and interpret selected Australian and international case studies and apply these insights to everyday regulatory challenges in the ACT
  6. Interpret selected Australian and international case studies and apply these insights to everyday regulatory challenges.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Pre-course quiz (5) [LO 1]
  2. Class participation (10) [LO 2,3,4]
  3. Written reflection (10) [LO 1,2]
  4. Create business memo (30) [LO 2,3,4,5]
  5. Group project (15) [LO 2,3,4,5]
  6. Individual reflection on group work (25) [LO 2,3,4,5]
  7. Post course quiz (5) [LO 2]

In response to COVID-19: Please note that Semester 2 Class Summary information (available under the classes tab) is as up to date as possible. Changes to Class Summaries not captured by this publication will be available to enrolled students via Wattle. 

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The total workload for the course is 130 hours including independent study. 130 hours of total student learning time made up from:

a) 5 contact hours per day x 7 days (35 hours total)

b) 95 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the School of Regulation and Global Governance to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

No single prescribed text. A variety of readings from multiple sources will be made available.

Assumed Knowledge

The course does not require any prior study at tertiary level; it builds on your professional and practical knowledge in the field.


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $4320
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $5760
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6664 17 Aug 2020 18 Aug 2020 04 Sep 2020 06 Nov 2020 In Person View

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