Regulatory Impact Analysis training

The Office of Best Practice Regulation (OBPR) assists Queensland government agencies to apply effective and rigorous Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) as part of their policy development process.

All scheduled sessions are delivered online for Queensland Government officers. Targeted, in-person sessions for agencies, providing in-depth technical guidance, are also available on request. There is no charge to attend. For further information please contact the OBPR.

Introduction to the Queensland Government Better Regulation Policy

This session provides a general introduction to The Queensland Government Better Regulation Policy (the Policy) for those who are new to RIA or would like a refresh.

The session includes:

  • the purpose and benefits of performing RIA and its scope under the Policy
  • the factors to consider when determining a proportional level of analysis and consultation
  • the different forms of Impact Analysis Statement (IAS) required.

This session is now available online to watch at your convenience. Access details will be emailed after registration.

How to complete the IAS template

This session offers detailed and practical guidance to government officers on how to complete the IAS template, including:

  • what analysis to present in the IAS template to reflect the proportional level of RIA completed
  • how to address omnibus proposals where multiple, differing levels of RIA have been completed
  • the requirements for publishing IASs.

This session is now available online to watch at your convenience. Access details will be emailed after registration.

Cost calculator

Regulatory compliance burdens are a subset of the broader costs in an impact assessment but should be readily identifiable and reported in the Summary IAS. This session familiarises attendees with the direct costs calculator tool used to estimate the regulatory compliance burden, including:

  • when the direct costs calculator should be used
  • differences between the standard and simplified calculators
  • an applied case study demonstrating how to use the direct costs calculators.

Session dates: Friday 15 September 2023, 10:00 – 11.15 am, via Microsoft Teams.

Reviews of regulation

All regulations should be regularly reviewed using RIA to determine their continuing relevance, effectiveness, and efficiency. This session provides an overview of:

  • the objectives of regulatory review and how to meet them
  • the factors specific to reviews which influence the proportional level of analysis required
  • how regulatory review varies across Post Implementation IASs, Sunset Reviews of expiring subordinate legislation, and other reviews.

Session dates: Tuesday 17 October 2023, 10:00 – 11.30 am, via Microsoft Teams.

Principles of best practice regulation

RIA is a systematic approach to critically assessing the impacts of proposed regulatory policy options. Underpinned by the consideration of regulatory best practice principles, RIA is an integral part of good policy making processes. This session discusses the application of the principles, including:

  • establishing a case for action before addressing a problem
  • assessing the significance of impacts and regulatory burdens
  • adopting the option that generates the greatest net benefit for the community.

Session dates: Wednesday 8 November 2023, 10:00 – 11.30 am, via Microsoft Teams.

Session dates for 2024 will be published in December 2023.

Last updated: 5 September 2023