Taituarā is a part of the Government Regulatory Practice Initiative (G-REG). G-REG is a network of central and local government regulatory agencies established to lead and contribute to regulatory practice initiatives. It works on actions that improve professional leadership, culture, regulatory practice and workforce capability in regulatory organisations and systems.

G-REG has three areas of focus

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Work programme

The primary activity relates to the qualifications framework. G-REG leads the development and delivery of the qualifications, and key requirements, partnering with the state sector industry training organisation to do so.

Other actions planned or underway fall under the following themes:

  • The management of information to support regulatory activities
  • The exercise of discretion and the regulatory toolkit
  • Addressing risks and the perception of risks
  • Regulatory stewardship
  • The future of the qualifications

More information can be found in this document: G-REG Work Programme

Regulatory compliance qualifications

The regulatory compliance qualifications framework is made up of five nationally recognised qualifications:

Level 3 is a core knowledge certificate relevant to a broad audience including regulatory practitioners, policy advisors and support staff. The qualifications at level 4 and above are primarily for practitioners. Please note the level 4 (Operational Knowledge) qualification is a prerequisite for level 4 (Operational Practice).

These qualifications are designed to improve capability and recognise the expertise that already exists. Through the promotion of a common language and common approaches, the framework will encourage professionalisation, greater cooperation, and higher service standards across the sector.

For further information on the qualifications, enrolment and assessment, please see these Frequently Asked Questions.

G-REG is partnering with the Skills Organisation to develop and deliver the qualifications. As the state sector industry training organisation (ITO), the Skills Organisation is accredited by NZQA to facilitate and support workplace education. More resources on G-REG and the qualifications are available on the Skills website.

Enrolment enquiries

To follow up on enrolments in these qualifications, please download the initial enquiry form to your computer where you will be able to complete it electronically online. When complete, save it and email it to: regcomp@skills.org.nz