Drafting Simple Instruments Course 2

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 more complex legislative instruments. It builds on the Drafting Simple Instruments course and is designed to equip agencies who choose to draft legislative instruments in-house with the necessary skills to ensure the instruments are effective, valid and clear. 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:

  • Foundational matters, including the Constitution and Acts of general application
  • Working within the enabling legislation
  • Invalid abdication of legislative authority
  • Guidance on drafting provisions
  • Services and assistance that OPC can provide

Completion of the following courses:

  • Legislation Process Course
  • Legislative Design Course
  • Drafting Simple Instruments┬áCourse 1

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

Please see the Course payment, cancellation and refund policy page.

Upcoming course dates




Drafting Simple Instruments 2 (via Zoom) 21/09/2023 Closed

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