The National Regulatory Code sets out the performance outcomes and requirements that must be met by registered community housing providers under the National Regulatory System for Community Housing.
Community housing providers must demonstrate their capacity to comply with the Code on application and once registered, must demonstrate ongoing compliance with the Code.
Assessment is undertaken in the context of the community housing provider’s business with an understanding of the provider’s scale and scope, operating environment, business plan and outcomes, and history of delivering community housing.
Below is a list of terms, keywords and/or abbreviations used throughout this document.
Community Housing Provider’s National Law
National Regulatory System for Community Housing
National Regulatory Code
The Primary Registrar is typically the Registrar for the jurisdiction in which the provider has the majority of its community housing stock.
Assessing a providers’ eligibility to apply for registration and tier level taking into account the risk associated to scale and scope of operation.
Assessing a providers capacity to comply with the performance outcomes in the National Regulatory Code.
Assessing a registered providers ability to fully meet, on an ongoing and continuous basis, all conditions of registrations – including achieving the outcomes in the National Regulatory Code and other conditions of registration outlined in Section 15 of the National Law.
A targeted compliance assessment may be sought where a recommendation is required to be addressed sooner that the next standard compliance. A targeted compliance assessment is a planned engagement with the provider and the date for it will be identified in the compliance assessment report.
A triggered compliance assessment is conducted following an event or the occurrence of a particular circumstance (such as a serious complaint, a provider notification and/or a meaningful change of circumstances within an organisation).
The purpose of this assessment policy is to achieve a consistent approach to completing assessments and exercising regulatory judgement.
This policy is to be used by housing providers, analysts, managers and Registrars to provide guidance through the registration and compliance assessments. It details the types of regulatory assessments undertaken under the NRSCH, the assessment process, and the additional sources of information and evidence that may be used to assess the provider’s compliance with the National Regulatory Code.
This policy provides guidance on how performance outcomes and overall / final determination outcomes are determined and reported. It also provides information about issuing assessment recommendations and observations.
The legislation requires Registrars to conduct a:
(Section 10 – National Law)
Broad principles of good regulation underpin the National Regulatory Code and also inform, and are applied, in the NRSCH Assessment policy.
09 Aug 2022
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