Developing, understanding, implementing and evaluating policy are integral to community development and empowerment. This unit of study seeks to make the policy development process clearer in relation to Indigenous community-based organisations. The unit also investigates the implementation of legislative mechanisms, both state and federal, that ‘regulate’ Indigenous community organisations. Participants will gain an understanding of the reporting requirements, administrative and financial, that emanate from the various Acts, particularly the CATSI 2006 and the organisation’s own rules or constitution. The responsibilities associated with ‘fiduciary duty’ and acting with ‘due diligence’ will be considered within the context of interpreting policy. The unit will also focus on gaining an understanding of a “conflict of interest” and managing cultural conflicts with notions of business development.