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Training Course: Making Better Regulation in Seven Steps

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Department of Treasury and Finance

Room M101

1 Macarthur Street

East Melbourne, VIC 3002

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Better Regulation Victoria offers this free short course on regulatory design and analysis for departmental and agency staff.

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BRV staff will explain the "seven key questions" outlined in the Victorian Guide to Regulation. You will learn how to apply these to regulatory design projects, especially when preparing a Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) or Legislative Impact Assessment (LIA) as part of Victoria's regulatory scrutiny process.

Course timing

The course will normally be delivered over two half-day sessions at the following times:

May 2021 (virtual):

  • Single session only: 9:00am - 1:00pm Tuesday 11 May

This course will be delivered virtually. The day one and day two content will be consolidated into a single session (see below).

August 2021 (face-to-face):

  • Day one: 9:00am - 1.00pm Wednesday 11 August; and
  • Day two: 9:00am - 1:00pm Thursday 12 August

This course will be delivered over two face-to-face sessions. You will be invited to attend both sessions to cover all the content (see below).

November 2021 (face-to-face):

  • Day one: 9:00am - 1.00pm Wednesday 10 November; and
  • Day two: 9:00am - 1:00pm Thursday 11 November

This course will be delivered over two face-to-face sessions. You will be invited to attend both sessions to cover all the content (see below).

Course structure

The course will include a mixture of lecture-style presentations, engaging activities and class discussion.

Day one will begin with a brief overview of Victoria's regulatory scrutiny framework and the "seven key questions" that must be considered in any RIS or LIA and are recommended as a part of any best-practice regulatory policy development. We will then start to explore the questions in more detail:

  • Why is the Government considering action? (problem analysis)
  • Which outcomes is the Government aiming to achieve? (objectives of action)
  • What are the possible different courses of action that could be taken? (identify feasible options)

Day two will continue through the framework and explore the remaining questions:

  • What are the expected impacts (benefits and costs) of options and what is the preferred option? (impact analysis)
  • What are the characteristics of the preferred options, including small business and competition impacts? (summarise the preferred option)
  • How will the preferred option be put into place? (implementation plan)
  • When (and how) will the Government evaluate the effectiveness of the preferred option in meeting the objectives? (evaluation strategy)

At the end of day two, we will also discuss some tips and tricks on managing an effective RIS or LIA project.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, you will have a better understanding of the key policy-making steps and tools for decision-making in a regulatory design setting.

You will be ready to prepare or oversee a RIS or LIA for your Department or agency.

Intended Audience

This course is designed for all policy staff working on legislative or regulatory design issues, especially at the Officer and Manager levels.

It is strongly recommended for any staff who may be working on a RIS or LIA in the near future.

Location

Face-to-face courses will be delivered in Room M101, 1 MacArthur Street, East Melbourne VIC 3002.

Virtual courses will be delivered remotely via Microsoft Teams, if needed. Please see the note below.

Note: Course Delivery During Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

During 2020, this course was delivered virtually and in a condensed four-hour session. From August 2021 onwards, we anticipate returning to face-to-face delivery to more deeply engage with the material and better facilitate discussions and networking for our attendees.

However, the Coronavirus and Government measures to control it can both evolve rapidly. We will continue to review the situation throughout the year and advise you if it becomes necessary to switch any face-to-face courses to virtual delivery again.

Location

Department of Treasury and Finance

Room M101

1 Macarthur Street

East Melbourne, VIC 3002

Australia

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Better Regulation Victoria (BRV) works with the Victorian Government and community to support the analysis, design and implementation of best-practice regulation.

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