Celebrating certification - New Zealand’s newly qualified regulators.


The Productivity Commission today congratulated the first cohort to graduate with the New Zealand Certificate in Regulatory Compliance (Core Knowledge).

The New Zealand Certificate in Regulatory Compliance (Core Knowledge) is a Level 3 qualification that provides a common understanding and language for regulatory practitioners. The qualification was introduced in 2016 and the first group to complete the qualification graduated today in Palmerston North.

Commission Director, Judy Kavanagh, was at the graduation to present the certificates.

“I am delighted to present this group with their certificates and welcome them to the regulatory profession” says Ms Kavanagh.

In 2013, the Government asked the Productivity Commission to look into New Zealand’s regulatory institutions and regulatory practices. Ms Kavanagh says the Commission was surprised to find a lack of sector-wide training and qualifications for people working in regulatory compliance roles in New Zealand.

“We concluded that New Zealand needed a more professionalised regulatory workforce with better training and career pathways.”

Since the 2014 release of the inquiry final report, Regulatory Institutions and Practices, the Government and regulatory professionals have undertaken a series of important initiatives to improve professional standards within New Zealand’s regulatory system, including the development of the New Zealand Certificate in Regulatory Compliance.

Read more about the course and the first group to graduate on the Skills website or visit CareersNZ for more information about the New Zealand Certificate in Regulatory Compliance (Core Knowledge).

The Productivity Commission’s regulatory report, including submissions and other associated documents, are available on the Commission’s website.