Regulatory Theory Applications Underpinning the Educational Requirements for Occupational Licensing in the Construction Industry

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dc.contributor.author Antoniades, Hera en_US
dc.contributor.editor Gomez Chova L,; Candel Torres, I; Lopez Martinez, A en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:36:52Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-12T03:36:52Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier 2011006396 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Antoniades Hera 2012, 'Regulatory Theory Applications Underpinning the Educational Requirements for Occupational Licensing in the Construction Industry', , International Association of Technology, Education and Development (IATED), Barcelona, , pp. 6412-6421. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 978-84-695-3491-5 en_US
dc.identifier.other E1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/19384
dc.description.abstract The construction industry in Australia has a range of regulatory bodies to oversee consumer protection and the distinct licences that comprise their regimes. In the case of licensed builders and swimming pool builders, the licensing is currently managed under the auspices of individual state and territory Offices of Fair Trading. The introduction of the compulsory educational requirements and continuing professional development for licensing standards is geared towards the maximising of consumer protection and to maintain public confidence with the construction professional. During the last 100 years, regulatory policy has been developed to exemplify the standards for social responsibility and ethical behaviour within the construction industry. Regulatory theory argues over the necessity for regulation. The Positive theories of regulation examine the reason and need for regulation whilst the Normative theories of regulation will generally include transparency, predictability and credibility for the regulatory system. With regards to the construction industry, the government is also interested in overcoming information asymmetries. The purpose of this research paper is to examine and undertake a textual analysis of current and proposed educational occupational licensing, which includes legislation and policy instruments at the State and Commonwealth level for licensed builders and swimming pool builders. The research methodology in this paper utilises regulatory theory concepts to critique the application of the current educational regime and is complemented with data relating to consumer protection. It is argued that the purposes and objectives for compulsory education have not been achieved entirely within the regulatory theory concepts. The paper concludes with recommendations to the current system. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher International Association of Technology, Education and Development (IATED) en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://library.iated.org/keywords/regulatory+theory en_US
dc.title Regulatory Theory Applications Underpinning the Educational Requirements for Occupational Licensing in the Construction Industry en_US
dc.parent EDULEARN12 Conference Proceedings en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Barcelona en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 6412 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 6421 en_US
dc.cauo.name DAB.School of Built Environment en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 120200 en_US
dc.personcode 990919 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Building en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom EDULEARN12 th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies en_US
dc.date.activity 20120702 en_US
dc.location.activity Barcelona, Spain en_US
dc.description.keywords Builders; construction; consumer protection; education; licensing; regulatory. en_US
dc.staffid en_US
dc.staffid 990919 en_US


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