Graduate Certificate of Regulation and Governance
An overview of regulatory excellence
Formalise your skills and explore academic options in regulation and governance. First, study the policy and practice of regulation. Then explore contemporary challenges including technology governance and regulating nuclear capabilities.
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- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of foundational issues in the fields of regulation and governance, in Australia and globally
- Reflect critically on regulatory policy issues and practical challenges of regulatory governance in diverse contexts
- Demonstrate familiarity with research principles relevant to the fields of regulation and governance
- Identify appropriate analysis and research methods for regulatory policy challenges
- Analyse political, technical or institutional regulatory policy problems from interdisciplinary perspectives
- Develop and communicate regulatory policy analysis or recommendations in changing political, social and policy environments
- Understand challenges relating to design, management, implementation and evaluation of regulatory policies
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.
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.
English Proficiency Requirements
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.
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.
Recommended Study Pattern
This 12-month part-time program requires the completion of 24 units. Please note that because of the delivery pattern of courses, it may not be possible to undertake this program on a full-time basis.
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)
The Graduate Certificate of Regulation and Governance requires the successful completion of 24 units from the specified courses.