Instruments Drafting Course 1

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

This course covers the essential requirements for drafting non-legislative instruments such as appointments, authorisations and delegations, as well as legislative and notifiable instruments. It is hands-on, with opportunities for participants to draft their own instruments. Completion of the Legislation Process Course and Legislative Design Course before attending this course is strongly recommended.

The course costs $900 per individual (GST not applicable). Morning and afternoon tea is provided where the course is delivered in-person.

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


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

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

Upcoming course dates

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Further information

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