• The legislative context
  • Creating legislation
  • Identifying legislation
  • The importance of legislation
  • Interpreting legislation
  • Key legislative concepts, including delegations and statutory powers and duties
  • Potential consequences of misunderstanding legislation
  • Have an appreciation of our constitutional framework
  • Understand the respective roles of Parliament, public sector and courts in respect of legislation
  • Understand why legislation is paramount
  • Understand common methods for interpreting legislation
  • Appreciate the risks of misapplying legislation
Who Should Attend

This course is designed for any person who has a role which requires an understanding of legislation

Benefits to You and Your Organisation

Enhance your understanding of legislation and learn how to apply it to robust decision-making and activities within legislative frameworks.

Learn about our speakers

Carolyn Vigar

Tanom Legal

I enjoy working with my clients to develop regulatory and commercial strategies for responsive government at all levels, and the effective delivery of public services and public sector projects. My aim is to ensure that my clients are supported to deliver public services and projects in a manner which is accountable, commercial and meets public policy aims. To achieve this, I have worked closely with clients to develop policies and procedures for corporate governance, commercial operations and the exercise of regulatory powers.

I have advised local, state and federal governments for 20 years on governance and regulatory issues, the delivery of public services, public sector amalgamations, regulatory design and implementation and major infrastructure projects (including water infrastructure, precinct-wide trigeneration, roads, hospitals, ports and prisons).

Upcoming course availability

In person

May 2023

Thursday, 04 May 2023


1 half day
(8:45am registration)

Contact us for alternate duration and delivery style options

Competency framework
Entry Level Core (ASO1-ASO2)
Front Line Manager Common (ASO2-ASO5)

Workbook, resources, morning tea and refreshments

IPAA SA, 12 Pirie Street, Adelaide SA 5000
(please visit registration links for further information)
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Personal Member $315
State Government Employee Member $350
Corporate Member $360
Non-Member $395

  • “(The Course gave me) Enhanced understanding of wording, interpretation and where to find such information”

    Tony Healy

    Education Standards Board

  • “I have a greater understanding of how to interpret the Act of which our office is governed and how to use the Act to provide support to proposals I put forward I will now be able to strengthen my argument.”

    Ann Smith

    Office of the Chief Psychiatrist, Dept Health & Wellbeing,

  • “I will be able to implement the structure of legislation I learnt into reforming the Government Gazette publication.”

    Elyse Ellgar

    Service SA

  • “It made me more aware of just how legislation affects day to day process's in WHS”