Assessment of current competence

Assessment of Current Competence

PMIIA Assessment of Current Competence

The PMIIA assessment of current competence is a formal assessment of your skills and experience against IIA-Australia’s Internal Auditor Competency Framework.

This page covers the application to be assessed, the role of the competency framework, how the different methods of assessment work, and how assessment results are reported to you.

Applying for a PMIIA assessment of current competence

To apply for a PMIIA assessment of current competence you must provide an application to sit a viva voce examination and a current curriculum vitae, with responses to the questionnaire asked.

Application forms

arrow Already a member? Please use this transition application form
arrow Not a member? Please use the member application form

Upon receipt of the application form, further information (including the questions to be asked) will be supplied to you to enable you to complete the process.

The role of the Internal Auditor Competency Framework

The IIA’s Internal Auditor Competency Framework was developed to answer a need for well-trained internal auditors and consistent professional performance.   

The Internal Auditor Competency Framework:
  • provides the criteria for assessments of current competence, and
  • underpins the curriculum for the Graduate Certificate in Internal Auditing.

How a viva voce examination works

The viva voce examination is an oral examination, conducted by a panel of your peers who are PMIIAs . It is similar to a behavioural job interview. The examination is based on the Internal Auditor Competency Framework.

To demonstrate your competence in each area of competence, provide relevant examples from your professional practice:
  • describe the specific situation or task
  • detail the action and steps you took
  • outline the result and outcome of your actions – what happened and what you learnt.

Your assessment results

Assessments are graded either pass or incomplete. The applicant will receive notification by mail. An applicant who passes will receive a professional member certificate and be entitled to use the post-nominal, PMIIA. Applications considered incomplete will receive information about areas requiring improvement, and will have the option to provide further evidence to pass the assessment.

Contact Us

For more information on the assessment of current competence, contact our membership team:

T: +61 2 9267 9155
Toll Free: 1800 236 366