single degree

Graduate Certificate of Regulation and Governance

A single graduate award offered by the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

  • Minimum 24 Units
  • Academic plan CREGO
  • Post Nominal GCertRegGov
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Justice Administration
  • Academic contact
  • Minimum 24 Units
  • Academic plan CREGO
  • Post Nominal GCertRegGov
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Justice Administration
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

The Graduate Certificate of Regulation and Governance requires completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

6 units from completion of the following compulsory course:

REGN8050 The Policy and Practice of Regulation

A minimum 18 units from completion of the following courses on Regulation and Governance:

REGN8001 Methods in Interdisciplinary Research (6 units)

REGN8002 Governance and Social Theory (6 units)

REGN8005 Restorative Justice in the World (6 units)

REGN8012 Special Topics in Regulation and Governance (6 units)

REGN8014 Contemporary Issues in Technology Governance (6 units)

REGN8018 Governing Consumptagenic Systems (3 units)

REGN8019 Biyam-burru-wa-la-nha: Indigenous Peoples and Self-Governing Systems (3 units)

REGN8021 Fundamentals of Quantitative Analysis for Regulators (3 units)

REGN8022 Governance in a Complex and Uncertain World (6 units)

REGN8023 Governing Global Migration (6 units)

REGN8024 Regulating Nuclear Capabilities (6 units)

REGN8049 Regulating Disruptive Technologies (3 units)

REGN8051 Regulatory Complexity in Asia (3 units)

REGN8052 Regulation and Governance (6 units)

REGN8054 Corporations, Power, Regulation (3 units)

REGN8055 Compliance and Defiance (3 units)

Admission Requirements

Applicants must present one of the following:

  • A Bachelor degree or an international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4/7
  • A minimum of 5 years' work experience in a role that has responsibility for organization-level or public, private or NGO sector-wide regulatory system design and/or monitoring and compliance and/or enforcement (an employer statement of service and evidence of the work experience will be required)
  • A minimum of 10 years' work experience in one or more roles at ANZSCO Skill Level 1. These roles need not relate directly to regulation and/or governance. Most occupations at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1)

The GPA for a Bachelor program will be calculated from (i) a completed Bachelor degree using all grades and/or (ii) a completed Bachelor degree using all grades other than those from the last semester (or equivalent study period) of the Bachelor degree. The higher of the two calculations will be used as the basis for admission.

Ranking and English language proficiency: At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry. In line with the University's admissions policy and strategic plan, an assessment for admission may include competitively ranking applicants on the basis of specific academic achievement, English language proficiency and diversity factors. Applicants will first be ranked on a GPA ('GPA1') that is calculated using all but the last semester (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes. If required, ranking may further be confirmed on the basis of:

  • a GPA ('GPA2') calculated on the penultimate and antepenultimate semesters (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes; and/or
  • demonstrating higher-level English language proficiency

Prior to enrolment in this ANU program, all students who gain entry will have their Bachelor degree reassessed, to confirm minimum requirements were met.

Further information: English language admission requirements and post-admission support

Diversity factors: As Australia’s national university, ANU is global representative of Australian research and education. ANU endeavours to recruit and maintain a diverse and deliberate student cohort representative not only of Australia, but the world. In order to achieve these outcomes, competitive ranking of applicants may be adjusted to ensure access to ANU is a reality for brilliant students from countries across the globe.

Assessment of qualifications: Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met.

Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework:

Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.

ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities:

Credit Granted

Not applicable to Graduate Certificates.

Cognate Disciplines

Anthropology, Criminology, Development Studies, International Relations, Law, Political Science, Policy Studies, Psychology, Security Studies, Sociology, Business Studies.

Annual indicative fee for domestic students

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Annual indicative fee for international students

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Fee Information

All students are required to pay the Services and amenities fee (SA Fee)

The annual indicative fee provides an estimate of the program tuition fees for international students and domestic students (where applicable). The annual indicative fee for a program is based on the standard full-time enrolment load of 48 units per year (unless the program duration is less than 48 units). Fees for courses vary by discipline meaning that the fees for a program can vary depending on the courses selected. Course fees are reviewed on an annual basis and typically will increase from year to year. The tuition fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and the courses selected and are subject to increase during the period of study.

For further information on Fees and Payment please see:


ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

This program is designed to help individual professionals and their organisations understand and apply contemporary Australian and international approaches to effective regulation and governance. Thematic issues covered include regulatory complexity, risk assessment, responsiveness, compliance, technology and regulation, and managing stakeholders. It is designed for people who manage regulatory portfolios and projects in government, business or NGO settings -- or who will do so in future. It supports 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 program uses case studies, hands-on assessments and examples of regulatory excellence from Australia, Europe, North America and Asia and the Pacific. This degree comprises 24 units which can be completed part-time over a year.

Career Options

ANU ranks among the world's very finest universities. Our nearly 100,000 alumni include political, business, government, and academic leaders around the world.

We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and are among the most sought after worldwide. This program is designed for professionals who are engaged in designing, implementing or enforcing regulatory systems within Australia, Asia or the Pacific, as well as those seeking to enter the field of professional regulation.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of foundational issues in the fields of regulation and governance, in Australia and globally
  2. Reflect critically on regulatory policy issues and practical challenges of regulatory governance in diverse contexts
  3. Demonstrate familiarity with research principles relevant to the fields of regulation and governance
  4. Identify appropriate analysis and research methods for regulatory policy challenges
  5. Analyse political, technical or institutional regulatory policy problems from interdisciplinary perspectives
  6. Develop and communicate regulatory policy analysis or recommendations in changing political, social and policy environments
  7. Understand challenges relating to design, management, implementation and evaluation of regulatory policies

Inherent Requirements

Information on inherent requirements is currently not available for this program.

Further Information

Please note that as this Graduate Certificate is not offered on a full-time basis, International applicants on a Student Visa are unable to apply.

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