Regulatory Reform and Implementation

Location: Multiple locations
Classification: ASIC 4
Work type: Permanent
Employment Status: Full-Time
Closing date: 01-Dec-2023

With ASIC you are choosing to be a part of a collegiate and stimulating organisation that's transforming Australia's financial system.

Be the change that ensures a fair, strong and efficient financial system for the benefit of all Australians.

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  • Regulatory Reform and Implementation team
  • Sydney or Melbourne location. Permanent role.
  • Salary from $87,259 + 15.4% superannuation 



A future with ASIC means that your work will contribute to ASIC's vision for a fair, strong and efficient financial system for all Australians. We value what you will bring. We value those with sharp, analytical minds and are open to challenging the way things are done. 


The team

The Regulatory Reform and Implementation (RRI) team manages ASIC's policy and law reform projects (other than markets-related). RRI pursues strategic initiatives that shape the regulatory framework to achieve ASIC's mandate and implements law reform initiatives.


The team leads and delivers end to end process to effectively implement law reform projects, including operationalising law reform. This includes both managing large law reform projects and supporting law reform projects being led by other teams. This team is also responsible for maintaining ASIC's stock of Regulatory Guides and legislative instruments (class orders), and leading or supporting the development of new regulatory guides and legislative instruments (as needed).


The role

As an Adviser/Lawyer you will be accountable for:

  • Contributing to regulatory policy projects and law reform in support of ASIC's strategic objectives, including by providing input to Treasury, regulatory reviews and other Government initiatives as required.
  • Assisting in the implementation of law reforms, including operationalising law reform through training, systems, and processes.
  • Researching and undertaking technical analysis of relevant regulatory material as directed to inform development of ASIC's regulatory settings.
  • Applying knowledge and understanding of the key components of relevant legislation and policy, as applicable.
  • Contributing to the development and interpretation of policy and regulatory guides.
  • Drafting clear written material, including briefings, regulatory publications, training material, papers for internal committees and speaking notes.
  • Collecting and analysing data and regulatory intelligence (including through engagement with subject matter experts) to generate insights and provide an evidence-based policy position.



About you

  • A relevant tertiary qualification.
  • Well-developed technical understanding of the Australian financial system and its regulation, and of current issues, including competition.
  • An understanding of the benefits in developing strategic relationships that partner to ensure the effective use of all available data and information opportunities. 
  • Ability to interpret and apply clear, accurate analysis and advice on relevant legislation, legal and policy issues.
  • Conceptual, analytical, and problem-solving skills as well as drawing reasoned influences from qualitative and quantitative data and to reach robust and practical conclusions. 
  • Strategic thinking, analytical, investigative and research skills, including data analysis.
  • Ability to establish and maintain productive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to present complex information to varied audiences through strong business communication skills that includes editing and an ability to distil key messages.
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision and take responsibility for outcomes.
  • Ability to work through challenging, ambiguous, and complex issues calmly and logically.
  • Sound time management skills, with strong attention to detail.
  • Confidence engaging with others, participating in difficult and challenging discussions, and asking probing questions.




About ASIC

ASIC's remit is one of the broadest of regulators across the world.

ASIC regulates corporations, markets, financial services and consumer credit and monitors and promotes market integrity and consumer protection in the Australian financial system.

Through our enforcement work, we hold to account those who contravene the law, working to achieve strong outcomes that address the greatest consumer and investor harms.

Through Moneysmart, we aim to improve the skills and knowledge of Australians and provide information and tools to help them in their decision making.

A future with ASIC means that your work will contribute to achieving ASIC's vision for a fair, strong, and efficient financial system for all Australians.

ASIC is committed to a providing a diverse and inclusive workplace where the very best talent in Australia chooses to work. Indigenous Australians are encouraged to apply as well as applicants from all backgrounds and with different abilities.


Applications for this role will close at 11:59pm on Friday 1 December. 

At ASIC, we're proud of the difference we make to Australia's economic reputation and wellbeing.

Our values – accountability, professionalism and teamwork – underpin everything we do.

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