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

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dc.contributor.author Antoniades, H
dc.contributor.editor Gomez Chova, L
dc.contributor.editor Candel Torres, I
dc.contributor.editor Lopez Martinez, A
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:36:52Z
dc.date.issued 2012-01
dc.identifier.citation EDULEARN12 Conference Proceedings, 2012, pp. 6412 - 6421
dc.identifier.isbn 978-84-695-3491-5
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.
dc.format Jessica Robinson
dc.publisher International Association of Technology, Education and Development (IATED)
dc.title Regulatory Theory Applications Underpinning the Educational Requirements for Occupational Licensing in the Construction Industry
dc.type Conference Proceeding
dc.parent EDULEARN12 Conference Proceedings
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.conference EDULEARN12 th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
dc.for 1202 Building
dc.personcode 990919
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.date.activity 2012-07-02
dc.location.activity Barcelona, Spain en_US
dc.description.keywords Builders; construction; consumer protection; education; licensing; regulatory. en_US
dc.description.keywords Builders
dc.description.keywords construction
dc.description.keywords consumer protection
dc.description.keywords education
dc.description.keywords licensing
dc.description.keywords regulatory.
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building/School of Built Environment
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)


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