Drafting Simple Instruments Course 1

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This is a full day course conducted at OPC's offices. 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).

The course covers the following topics:

  • Legal Services Directions 2017
  • Different types of instruments
  • Main Acts of general application
  • Appointments, delegations and authorisations
  • Technical drafting issues, such as naming conventions and amending forms
  • Parliamentary committees with an interest in legislative instruments
  • 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 OPC’s Legislation Process Course and Advanced Legislation Process course.

Upcoming course dates




275 Wednesday 12 December 2018 8.45am-4.30pm Places available
281 Monday 29 April 2019 8.45am-4.30pm Places available

If the above courses are all fully booked, please join our waiting list to be notified when further course dates become available.

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