FAQs

What is internal auditing?

Internal audit is a dynamic profession involved in helping organisations achieve their objectives. It is concerned with evaluating and improving the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes in an organisation.

What is The Institute of Internal Auditors-Australia?

The IIA-Australia is the leading body representing internal auditors.

What is the Graduate Certificate in Internal Auditing (GradCertIA)?

The GradCertIA is a postgraduate education program for professionals who are seeking to establish or further a career in internal audit, governance and risk. It fully accredited and sits at level 8 of the Australian Qualifications Framework (Provider Number PRV12182).

The GradCertIA is designed to provide fundamental knowledge and skills in the field of internal auditing and related areas. It is relevant across the corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors.

How is the GradCertIA delievered?

Each module is delivered fully online. Candidate learning is supported by tutors; comprehensive module learning materials; a web-based Learning Management System (Moodle) and webinars.

What is the structure of the GradCertIA?

The GradCertIA consists of four modules worth 6 credit points each. The first three modules are technical/skills based while the final module focuses primarily on practical application of learned principles in workplace contexts, as well as professional, interpersonal and management skills. Recognition of Prior Learning is available for modules 2 and/or 3.

What are the four modules?

MODULE 1 – Risk Based Internal Auditing

MODULE 2 – Legal and Regulatory Environment

MODULE 3 – Organisational Systems and Processes

MODULE 4 – Professional in Practice

Who should apply?

The GradCertIA is ideal for:

  • Aspiring internal auditors seeking practical content developed by the profession for the profession.
  • Professionals seeking to establish or further develop a career in internal audit, governance and risk
  • Practitioners working in corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors
  • Candidates requiring flexibility as the course is conducted online 

How many semesters are there per year?

There are two semesters each year, usually early March and early August. All four modules are offered each semester.

How long is there to complete?

There are five years available to complete the GradCertIA.

What is the assessment?

Assessment is measured through participation, webinars, assignments, quizzes and reflective journals. There are no exams.

Who is eligible to undertake the GradCertIA?

You can apply with or without a degree. If you don’t have a degree you will need two years’ experience in internal audit or a related field.

Your degree can be from any discipline. If it is from another country, we can discuss any additional criteria.

Is there Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) available?

This is RPL available for modules 2 and/or 3. Modules 1 and 4 are compulsory.

How to I apply?

Head to https://www.iia.org.au/become-an-internal-auditor/AboutGradCert/howtoApply.aspx

Who do I contact to learn more?

Amanda Shepherd or Tara Twiddy

Education@iia.org.au or 02 9267 9155.