Alex Hardy PMIIA GradCertIA
Manager, Corporate Assurance, Prosperity Advisers Group GradCertIA Graduate
"Having practiced as an external auditor, internal auditor and adviser to a broad range of businesses for ten years, I was sceptical as to the value that the Graduate Certificate would provide. I can honestly report that the program was of immense value. The reinforcement of core concepts and internal audit processes and techniques increased my on the-job skillset and enhanced my confidence in delivering internal audits. The program extended my knowledge in areas such as information systems audit and IT project related audits which I was immediately able to bring to the table and better service my clients. Of particular convenience was the online delivery platforms which suited my heavy travel schedule. I would recommend the program to all internal auditors regardless of their level of experience.”
Bill Middleton PFIIA CIA CRMA
Director of Audit and Risk Management, NSW Department of Education and Communities
"At the NSW Department of Education and Communities several staff have successfully completed or are in the process of completing the Grad CertIA. Both the organisation and the candidates benefit from the course in terms of increased individual knowledge and practical application of internal auditing better practice and the application of the Professional Standards and Framework. Candidates clearly demonstrate a more thorough understanding of governance principles and their application in our complex organisation. I commend the qualification to all aspiring internal audit professionals.”
Leanne Toby PMIIA GradCertIA
Professional Risk and Development Manager
I genuinely loved every part of the course. But in particular, I found the course notes and prescribed texts were spot on – very helpful in applying what we were learning to the workplace.
The webinars in all 4 modules were certainly a highlight. All presenters were incredibly knowledgeable and offered useful insights from their own experiences. ‘Accounting basics’ in Module 3 was nothing short of outstanding! I’m a ‘non-accountant’, so I was anxious about how I’d go in Module 3. But the webinars were fantastic at getting me on the right track.
The online forum where tutorial questions were discussed was an unexpected bonus. I gained a great deal from the knowledge, experience and insights shared by other participants.” Read More.....
Lee Sullivan PMIIA
Group General Manager – Group Internal Audit, IAG Limited
"The IIA-Australia’s commitment to high level, quality internal auditing education is enhanced by the Graduate Certificate in Internal Auditing offering organisations and individuals the only post-graduate internal auditing course in Australia. It supports the aim of your Institute to develop a fully qualified internal auditing profession by 2020.
Its practical focus and online delivery mode provides the technical knowledge required of an internal auditor in a flexible teaching environment. The GradCertIA supports the needs of organisations wishing to develop their internal audit teams with a rigorous program of professional development for individuals wishing to progress their internal auditing careers.”
Risk, Compliance & Audit Manager – Capricorn
"Sheila’s completion of the GradCertIA has benefited Capricorn immensely, broadening her personal skill and knowledge base, whilst at the same time enabling her to improve upon Capricorn’s internal audit processes, reporting and value-add outcomes to the business.”
Rob Sweitser PMIIA CIA
Former Chief Audit Executive, Westpac Banking Corp
"Really good internal audit talent is scarce. That is why it is important to continuously invest in new talent, from the start of their career and all the way through. Also if that career in internal audit is only a part of a wider career in Finance, or general management. It is a competency and skill set that maintains its value in various business roles.
The GradCertIA is one of these great investments in the members of my team. It provides the language and deep understanding as well as a framework. It is practical like training, yet it provides them with the technical knowledge and the concepts and frameworks as expected of an academic education that builds a career. The GradCertIA challenges the thinking of its students in a practical way and makes it directly applicable in the workplace. It links very well into other training provided by the Institute of Internal Auditing.
Westpac will continue to partner with the Institute of Internal Auditing (Australia).”
Nicole Waugh GradCertIA
Senior Internal Auditor & Group Training Manager
“Overall the module content combined with the moodle site is a very supportive way to learn in a distance education environment. I always get timely responses and support from the tutors and admin staff and you should be congratulated on the organised, professional manner in which the course has been presented so far.”
Carolyn Eagle PMIIA CIA CGAP CRMA
Director, Pacifica Chartered Accountants
"We are strongly encouraging each member of our team to undertake the GradCertIA. It provides fundamental professional development in the field of Internal Auditing, is relevant to the Australian governance landscape and grows our “work ready” talent internally. The skills developed through the program are practical and provide candidates with opportunities to build on previous experiences in associated fields of expertise and assimilate content quickly”
Joshua Little MIIA(Aust)
Internal Audit Manager, Aveo Group & Mulpha Australia
“The wonderful thing about the GradCert programme is that it caters to more than just one crowd. Whether you are new to the internal audit, risk and governance space and are looking for an accredited qualification, or you are in a different industry or profession and are looking to pursue a career in internal auditing, the course offers something for everyone. I’ve even found that many experienced internal auditors have enrolled in the course as a refresher, using the programme to challenge their existing understanding of risk and control and to find new, innovative ways to conduct their work”
Dane Parsons GradCertIA
“ The course is based online, and as I’m on the road a lot, this allows me to complete the coursework in my own time. I especially enjoy the guest speakers who relate their real world experiences to the course material.”
Tracy Parker PMIIA GradCertIA
"I wanted to gain a certification as an internal auditor that added value to the work I was doing. The GradCertIA is hands on, practical and relevant to my current work environment. It has given me the knowledge, skills and values to carry out my work as a proficient internal auditor at a very high level. The course content sparked my curiosity and drove me to further research how I could make a difference and add value in my work place.
As a graduate of the course and soon to be CMIIA, I am in a position to demonstrate my professional competence, experience and commitment to internal auditing. The GradCertIA allows students to develop a better understanding of the Standards, how to apply them and broadens their knowledge in all areas of internal auditing. Completion of the course also demonstrates your proficiency as an internal auditor and a valuable asset to any organisation."