Professional development

IIA-Australia is committed to promoting best practice wherever internal auditing is undertaken. IIA-Australia operates a range of public and in-house training programs, webinars, events and conferences to ensure that internal auditors continually improve their technical knowledge and skills.

All of these activities provide Continuing Professional Education (CPE) points based on the number of hours undertaken of approved activity.

Find an Event

Looking for a course, conference or event?  Find an Event will help you find what's on or you can search by location, month, for course or conference in your state or nationally.

Alternatively, take a look at our Event Calendar for a listing of all events available. 


The South Pacific and Asia Conference (SOPAC®) is the institute premier professional development. Conducted annually in March, SOPAC® is the pre-eminent regional conference for professionals working in internal audit, risk management, compliance and governance attracting  over 600 attendees, including chief audit executives, IT audit directors, audit committee members, internal audit managers, internal audit technical staff and consultants working across many industry sectors.

SOPAC® offers delegates a program which will address the key emerging issues for the profession, covering fraud, risk management, governance, information technology, contemporary internal audit methodologies, professional excellence as well as strategic and macro issues that look beyond the profession.

Our Courses and Conferences

All courses, conferences and learning programs offered by IIA-Australia are designed for immediate application in the workplace. They are highly practical and include activities that will take you through techniques and processes, identifying key issues and common problems along the way. Take home material, often including flow-charts and checklists, will support participants long after the program completion.

Our Educators

All our trainers, facilitators and speakers are chosen for their expertise in a particular field. They have extensive knowledge and practical internal audit skills gained through personal experience. You can be confident that we address relevant issues facing the profession in today’s rapidly changing and challenging environment.

Competency Framework

Increased demands on the profession - particularly where expectations grow as part of best practice corporate governance - have highlighted a need for well-trained internal auditors who understand the particular needs of organisations operating within the Australian business environment and the Australian legal and regulatory framework. To support internal auditors as they progress through their career an Internal Auditor Competency Framework has been developed to guide their learning at each stage of their career.

It has been adapted from existing competency frameworks developed by IIA Global and IIA UK and Ireland and modified with feedback from Australian stakeholders. The competencies outline the critical behaviours required for effective performance as an internal auditor and provide the basis for a broad range of practices including recruitment and selection, reviewing performance, training and development, talent management and succession planning.

The completed framework underpins the suite of learning programs offered by IIA-Australia.

More information
arrow  Internal Audit Competency Framework (PDF, 279 KB)
arrow  2017 Course Registration Form (PDF, 1,525 KB)