One of the core objectives of the National Regulators Community of Practice (NRCoP) is to support participants and agencies to become more professional and capable regulators.
To help achieve this the NRCoP has prepared a report on regulatory professional development for Australian regulators. This report presents analysis from an environmental scan which explored the types of training and professional development opportunities that are available for regulators. It further incorporates analysis from the survey of regulatory practitioners (conducted by the NRCoP in October 2020) which also explored regulator training and professional development needs.
Recommendations include the need to adopt a common language and terminology that is suitable for Australian regulators and includes references and links for anyone interested in doing further work in this area.
This report is structured around the following four sections:
- The first section presents an overview from an environmental scan which explored the types of training and professional development opportunities that are available to regulators. This section includes a proposal on how to approach this topic by conceptualising regulatory training as horizontal and vertical competencies and using language and terminology suitable for Australian regulators.
- The second section presents relevant analysis from a survey of professional regulators conducted by the NRCoP in October 2020.
- The third section of the report briefly considers some discussions with New Zealand colleagues regarding the use of regulatory communication strategies to assist the successful implementation of training and professional development programs.
- The final section of this report contains the relevant Appendices for your information and reference.