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This micro-credential comprises two online synchronous sessions on Monday 6 December (10am - 4pm) and Tuesday 7 December (10am - 12pm) in addition to asynchronous content and assessment.


The aim of this micro-credential is to equip enrolees with the skills and knowledge to understand, develop/design, operate and optimise regulatory systems, either directly as a regulator, or as policy-makers critically engaging with the environment to be regulated.


  1. The regulatory craft – Principles of regulation
  2. Regulatory systems
  3. Case study of a regulated industry – Private health insurance
  4. A regulatory agency – Resourcing and skills
  5. Legislative design – Examples and options
  6. A conversation with a regulator

Learning outcomes 

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

  1. Understand the basic elements of the regulatory craft and the principles of regulation
  2. Understand the operation and resourcing of a regulatory agency
  3. Understand options in legislative systems supporting regulation
  4. Design and develop a regulatory system

Indicative assessment 

Assignment 1 – Introductions and identification of areas of regulatory interest (500 words, 20% of final mark) LO: 1

Assignment 2 – Research design (500 words, 80% of final mark) LO: 2, 3, 4

Assumed knowledge 

This micro-credential is taught at graduate level and assumes the generic skills of a Bachelors or equivalent.

Micro-credential stack information 

This micro-credential is undertaken as a stand-alone course.


Course Code: DATA20

Workload: 21 hours 

  • Contact hours: 7 hours
  • Individual study and assessment: 14 hours

ANU unit value: 1 unit

AQF Level: 8

Contact: Neil Smith BA, LLB(G), GDLP, GAICD

This Micro-credential is taught at a graduate level.  This is not an AQF qualification.

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