• Class Number 6664
  • Term Code 3050
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • Prof Veronica Taylor
    • Dr Kate Henne
    • Prof Veronica Taylor
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 17/08/2020
  • Class End Date 06/11/2020
  • Census Date 04/09/2020
  • Last Date to Enrol 18/08/2020
SELT Survey Results

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.

Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:

  • written comments
  • verbal comments
  • feedback to whole class, groups and individuals

Student Feedback

ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Introduction & Overview, Regulatory Landscape & Policy Processes Pre-quiz, Reading guide/response, Mapping regulatory actors/relationships
2 Overview of Regulatory Instruments, Authorising Environment/Social Licence Lecture, Short oral respones, Overview of main case study
3 Applying Regulatory Instruments, Compliance & Enforcement 1 Lecture, Discussion of case study
4 Compliance & Enforcement 2 & 3 Lecture, Applied case studies
5 Practice of Regulation, Digital & Technological Transformation Written response and reflection, Lecture, Group work
6 Developing Regulatory Policy Responses Group work on project
7 Regulation and Policy in Context Group project finalisation, presentation and conclusion

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Pre-course quiz 5 % 17/08/2020 17/08/2020 1
Class participation 10 % 04/09/2020 04/09/2020 2,3,4
Written reflection 10 % 19/08/2020 01/09/2020 1,2
Business memo 30 % 30/10/2020 07/11/2019 2,3,4,5
Group project 15 % 04/09/2020 04/09/2020 2,3,4,5
Individual reflection on group work 25 % 07/09/2020 08/09/2020 2,3,4,5
Post-course quiz 5 % 03/09/2020 03/09/2020 2

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details


ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

Assessment Requirements

The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the Academic Integrity . In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.

Moderation of Assessment

Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 5 %
Due Date: 17/08/2020
Return of Assessment: 17/08/2020
Learning Outcomes: 1

Pre-course quiz

Preliminary assessment that introduces and addresses foundational knowledge; provides baseline knowledge of participants’ experience

Assessment Task 2

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 04/09/2020
Return of Assessment: 04/09/2020
Learning Outcomes: 2,3,4

Class participation

Verbal engagement with concepts from assigned readings and assessment of individual oral communication and analysis skills.

Assessment Task 3

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 19/08/2020
Return of Assessment: 01/09/2020
Learning Outcomes: 1,2

Written reflection

Identify and apply core concepts about regulation and compliance. Define and explain one concept and reflect on how it helps to understand relationships that relate to the policy or practice of regulation.

Assessment Task 4

Value: 30 %
Due Date: 30/10/2020
Return of Assessment: 07/11/2019
Learning Outcomes: 2,3,4,5

Business memo

Draw on and apply course concepts alongside insights from course case-studies to develop regulatory response to a real-life issue

Assessment Task 5

Value: 15 %
Due Date: 04/09/2020
Return of Assessment: 04/09/2020
Learning Outcomes: 2,3,4,5

Group project

Collaborate with other students to draw on and apply theory, concepts and insights from course cases studies to develop a regulatory response to a complex real-life issue. Entails an oral presentation with visual and textual materials to support the explanation of the proposed response as well as relevant conditions, challenges and actors.

Assessment Task 6

Value: 25 %
Due Date: 07/09/2020
Return of Assessment: 08/09/2020
Learning Outcomes: 2,3,4,5

Individual reflection on group work

Apply and demonstrate understanding of course material in relation to a concrete regulatory challenge, addressing issues identified in the group project presentation. Craft a regulatory policy response while addressing different disciplinary perspectives and relevant stakeholder views and interests.

Assessment Task 7

Value: 5 %
Due Date: 03/09/2020
Return of Assessment: 03/09/2020
Learning Outcomes: 2

Post-course quiz

Demonstrate knowledge of about relevant theories to applied contexts.

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of the ANU culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically, committing to honest and responsible scholarly practice and upholding these values with respect and fairness.

The ANU commits to assisting all members of our community to understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to be familiar with the academic integrity principle and Academic Misconduct Rule, uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with.

The Academic Misconduct Rule is in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Very minor breaches of the academic integrity principle may result in a reduction of marks of up to 10% of the total marks available for the assessment. The ANU offers a number of online and in person services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. Visit the Academic Skills website for more information about academic integrity, your responsibilities and for assistance with your assignments, writing skills and study.

Online Submission

You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment, a direct link to which will be provided via the course website. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.

Hardcopy Submission

For some forms of assessment, hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet, which is provided through the course website. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.

Late Submission

Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.

Referencing Requirements

Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. Extensions may be granted for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.

Privacy Notice

The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information.
In cases where student end users are asked to submit ‘content’ to a database, such as an assignment or short answers, the database licensor may only use the student’s ‘content’ in accordance with the terms of service – including any (copyright) licence the student grants to the database licensor. Any personal information or content a student submits may be stored by the licensor, potentially offshore, and will be used to process the database service in accordance with the licensors terms of service and/or privacy policy.
If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

Distribution of grades policy

Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes.

Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).

Prof Veronica Taylor

Research Interests

Legal and Regulatory Systems in Australia, Asia and the Pacific

Prof Veronica Taylor

By Appointment
Dr Kate Henne
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Research Interests

Dr Kate Henne

Prof Veronica Taylor
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Research Interests

Prof Veronica Taylor

By Appointment

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