Introduction to regulation

In a rapidly changing technological environment, governments face the challenge of regulating to minimise harms while trying to apply a light regulatory touch. A tension exists between the idea that governments should limit intervention in the affairs of citizens, businesses and markets, but also prevent harm from occuring. You need staff who can effectively navigate the tension between the regulatory demands of a dynamic economy and the welfare of citizens.

Ethos CRS has the knowledge and expertise to help make your agency a more effective regulator. Our Introduction to regulation workshop is our foundation course for officers who are new to the regulatory environment. The workshop equips new regulators with the theoretical and practical knowledge they need to develop, implement and monitor their regulatory solutions.

Workshop summary


After attending Introduction to regulation, participants will be gain:

  • an understanding of regulation as an instrument of policy
  • awareness of the scale and scope of regulatory efforts in Australia – by the Australian government, and by state and local governments
  • an understanding of the impact of regulation on the regulated community better evaluated
  • a better understanding of engaging with stakeholders when it comes to implementing, administering and evaluating efficient and effective regulatory programs.

Target audience

  • This workshop is for all staff at all levels who want to improve their understanding of regulatory practice and the way they operate as regulators or as policy makers who devise regulatory interventions.


  • Face-to-face, one-day workshop
  • Alternatively, this workshop can be delivered as 2 3-hour virtual sessions

Pre-workshop activities:

  • All participants read selected articles before attending the workshop.

Post-workshop resources and support

  • All participants receive a set of customised workshops materials – workbook, manual and resources.
  • All participants complete a post-workshop action plan that will assist them to put learned techniques into practices.
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