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What you will learn

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We live in a regulated world and regulation is a constant in our daily lives. Strong regulatory policies ensure governments can work effectively and serve their populations. Understanding how to critically analyse regulatory systems will support your ability to make decisions that are in the public interest.

Developed for regulatory practitioners who are looking to upskill in a core capability domain for public sector regulatory practice, this Melbourne MicroCert is designed for participants from a diverse range of educational or disciplinary backgrounds.

The course is ideal for regulatory practitioners who are seeking analytical tools, practical insights, and best practice frameworks and skills for regulators working in government.

Co-designed with the Australian Public Service and Australian Government, this course is facilitated virtually by leading experts from the Melbourne Law School.

Enhance your understanding of government regulatory systems

Examine the dynamic nature of regulatory systems, and explore the role of regulators and diverse stakeholders within them. You'll analyse key frameworks, criteria, and concepts, such as policy development, standard setting, monitoring compliance, and enforcement of regulation.

Gain essential skills to evaluate regulatory processes  

Analyse the key legal, democratic, and ethical principles that should underpin the actions of regulators as stewards of the regulatory system. You'll use regulatory case studies to understand the relationship between the quality of regulatory processes and the performance of the regulatory system.

Develop solutions for complex regulatory problems  

Guided by your course facilitator, explore key differences and similarities between substantive and procedural law.  Use real-life case studies to evaluate regulatory design, policy, and practice and begin to apply your new knowledge to complex regulatory challenges.

Create a policy brief that demonstrates your understanding of best practice principles

Prepare and present a short policy brief that evaluates a regulation, policy, or practice of your choosing. You'll make recommendations based on your findings, enhance your understanding of the role of regulators as stewards, and gain valuable professional feedback from subject matter experts.

Who you will learn from

Learn from skilled academics and professional experts who will share invaluable knowledge you can use in your job.

Professor John Howe

Director, Melbourne School Of Government

John is the Director of the Melbourne School of Government and a director of the Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law at the University of Melbourne. John's research interests include labour market policy and regulation, regulatory design, and social procurement. He has written extensively on the role of the state in regulating employment and labour markets, and on the intersection between state-based regulation and corporate governance.

Lev Bromberg

Lecturer, Melbourne Law School

Lev is a PhD Candidate and Lecturer at the Melbourne Law School. His research interest lies at the intersection of animal ethics, law and regulation. His PhD seeks to evaluate the legitimacy of animal welfare regulation in Australia. Previously, he held the role of research fellow at the Melbourne Law School, focusing on financial regulation. He also has extensive experience working as a regulator, from his time at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.


For individuals

To take Evaluating Regulatory Systems as a stand-alone Melbourne MicroCert, you'll pay the normal course price.

$1990.00 AUD (inc GST)

Please contact Student Support to discuss discounts and payment options for University of Melbourne staff or alumni, or to pay by invoice.

For teams

If you have three or more team members who are keen to upskill with Evaluating Regulatory Systems , get in touch to discuss pricing. For large groups, we can also deliver and contextualise this course exclusively for your organisation.

Pricing on request

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