Graduate Certificate in Regulation, Compliance and Governance

About the Graduate Certificate in Regulation, Compliance & Governance

The UNSW Graduate Certificate in Regulation, Compliance and Governance explores the nature of regulation in a time of policy change. The evidence-based program will provide you with the skills to manage regulation, governance and compliance from the perspective of both regulator and regulated.

This certificate is ideal for professionals who want to enhance their credentials or to cement their postgraduate on-the-job training with a formal qualification. Whether you’ve completed a relevant bachelor’s degree or work experience, you’ll gain critical thinking and technical skills to advance your career success in less than a year.

Your Specialisation

You’ll cover the principles of regulation, compliance and enforcement and get an introduction to Regulation Technology (RegTech). You’ll learn how to build effective compliance systems and gain a deeper understanding of regulatory investigations and enforcement. See the degree structure for more detailed information.

UNSW Business School subjects consistently sit within the top 50 global rankings, providing a world-class education. We’re 1st worldwide for Risk and Actuarial Studies, and within the top 50 for Accounting and Finance, Business and Management Studies, and Economics and Econometrics. Within Australia, we currently rank 2nd for Accounting and Finance and 2nd for Business and Management studies.

Through the exploration of relevant case studies, you’ll build advanced skills in critical thinking, decision making and problem solving, as applied to areas such as risk management, corporate and regulatory governance, and compliance management.

You’ll learn how to use regulatory tools and investigative processes used in the enforcement of regulation, and gain awareness of current technologies. You’ll understand how governments use economic, transactional informational and structural regulatory tools and authority tools.

This graduate certificate provides the regulation, compliance and governance knowledge to confidently progress towards a more senior leadership role in your career in the public and private sectors.

The Business School offers students a suite of professional development opportunities with Career Accelerator, which will help you build industry connections through networking, mentoring, internships and global business practicums.

Relevant Roles

With further studies you can develop a rewarding career in roles including:

Public sector

  • Assistant Director/Director
  • Branch Manager/Assistant Secretary
  • Assistant Manager Clerk/Manager

Private sector

  • Manager – Regulatory Affairs
  • Director – Regulatory Affairs
  • Manager or Senior Manager, Regulatory Compliance
  • Risk Manager
  • Manager or Senior Manager, Regulatory Compliance Policy
  • Manager, Governance, Risk and Compliance