Drafting Simple Instruments Course 1

This is a full day course conducted at OPC's offices and presented by experienced drafters. Course materials are provided.

This course covers the essential requirements for drafting simple non-legislative instruments such as appointments, authorisations and delegations, as well as simple legislative and notifiable instruments. It is hands-on, with opportunities for participants to draft their own instruments.

The course costs $900 per individual (GST not applicable). Morning and afternoon tea is provided.

The course covers the following topics:

  • Different types of instruments
  • Technical drafting issues, such as naming conventions, amending forms and heads of power
  • Appointments, delegations and authorisations
  • Services and assistance that OPC can provide

At the end of the course, participants will be skilled in drafting:

  • simple one page non-legislative instruments (for example, instruments of delegation and appointment)
  • basic principal legislative and notifiable instruments
  • basic amending legislative and notifiable instruments


Completion of the Legislation Process Course and Legislative Design Course. Please note that only staff of Australian Government agencies are eligible to attend these courses.

As places are limited, priority will be given to APS employees who are likely to be instructing OPC in the near future.

Further information

For further information on this course, please email courses@opc.gov.au.

Course payment, cancellation and refund policy

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