Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) Training

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

All RIA training sessions, including those previously scheduled to be delivered in person, will be conducted online through Microsoft Teams. There is no charge to attend. For further information please contact OBPR. 


Introduction to the Queensland Government Guide to Better Regulation (Guidelines)

An introduction to the RIA process for Queensland government policy makers who are new to the Guidelines or a refresh for those who may have not used it recently.

The session covers:

  • The purpose and benefits of performing RIA
  • Undertaking different forms of RIA (exclusions, Preliminary Impact Assessments or Regulatory Impact Statements)
  • Practical advice on how to meet the requirements for each form of RIA under the Guidelines
  • OBPR’s role, including what the OBPR considers when assessing regulatory proposals.


Principles of Best Practice Regulation 

This is an interactive session with group exercises applying regulatory best practice principles to a hypothetical policy scenario. 

 The session includes: 

  • An introduction to the COAG Best Practice Principles for Regulation Making
  • The purpose and benefits of performing RIA
  • The principles to consider at each stage of the policy development cycle
  • A practical demonstration of the application of the best practice principles. 


Introduction to Exclusions 

Certain regulatory proposals may not require further RIA if it can be demonstrated they fulfill the exclusion requirements in the Guidelines. 

The session covers: 

  • The different types of regulatory proposals that can be excluded from further regulatory analysis
  • When to self-assess and when to submit to OBPR 
  • How to assess and document agency assessed exclusions
  • How to submit an exclusion to the OBPR
Please note: The `Introduction to the Guidelines’ session includes a brief overview of exclusions. The `Introduction to exclusions’ course provides more detail about the different categories of exclusions, particularly agency-assessed exclusions.


Introduction to Sunset Reviews 

All regulation should be regularly reviewed to determine its continuing relevance, effectiveness and efficiency. This session is an introduction to the sunset review requirements of the Guidelines for expiring subordinate regulation.  

 The session covers: 

  • The purpose of sunset reviews and the key things to consider
  • Practical advice on how to undertake a review of a regulation
  • OBPR’s role, including what OBPR considers when assessing sunset reviews