Faculty of Law

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedNot offered in 2013
Coordinator(s)Professor Graeme Hodge



This unit introduces regulatory scholars to the arena of the professions. The unit covers a range of professional regulation frameworks and models and introduces regulatory methodologies through case studies, readings, critical analyses and discussions on current professional regulation issues. In each instance, both the professional regulation model and the effectiveness of these contributions made to understanding effectiveness are investigated. A range of professional regulation case studies are undertaken.

Also included in this unit are the links between the broader theoretical literature and the literature dealing with the regulation of professional bodies.


Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. identify common regulatory methods and frameworks applied to professions
  2. explain the roles of professional regulation within a broader regulatory context of political economy
  3. explain the key features of regulatory models as applied to major professional groups
  4. compare a range of regulatory techniques applicable globally
  5. analyse and evaluate a series of relevant case studies.


Research paper (2,250 words): 30%
Case study (3,750 words): 50%
Class participation: 10%
Review presentation: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

24 contact hours per semester (either intensive, semi-intensive or semester long, depending on the Faculty resources, timetabling and requirements)