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South Australia Internal Audit Conference 2019 Workshops

Post Conference Workshops 

25 October 2019, Adelaide


The 2019 South Australia Internal Audit Conference will also feature 2 optional half-day workshops on Friday, 25 October. The workshops are separately bookable and non-conference attendees are welcome to attend.

If you would like to secure your place early, registration is now open.

Workshop Fees  (pp in AUD)

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For Funds Transfer payments and those requiring an invoice, please download the Registration Form  and email the completed form to conferences@iia.org.au

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Workshop 1: Auditing projects

8:30 am - 12:30 pm


Programmes and Projects now make up a large proportion of the work that our agencies, departments and companies undertake. Some are simple - the development of a small policy - others are complex - multi-million dollar ICT system replacement projects, capital works or major grants programmes. Almost every organisation will have programmes and projects rating high on their risk register, appearing in their audit universe, and therefore, subject to the audit process. But how do we know what to audit, when to audit or who can assist us with our project audit?


This workshop will provide you with an overview of the project life cycle, awareness of the various project methodologies that may be in use, and a close look at how the Three Lines of Defence Model can help us to provide real-time, and regular programme and project assurance over activities undertaken in the traditional “waterfall” method as well as the more modern “agile” project approach. In addition it will provide guidance on auditing beyond the project, to have a look at the tendering, procurement and contract management auditing processes that are critical in many projects that have a large component of outsourced work. The workshop will conclude with a look at post project activities, such as post implementation reviews and using lessons learned for future projects.



Key areas to be covered:

  • The internal audit role in projects and programs
  • Project life cycle and methodologies
  • Project 3 lines of defence
  • Probity auditing
  • Project governance
  • Project assurance
  • Case study



Learning outcomes: 

  • Undestrand why project reposting is flawed
  • Understand approaches to auditing projects and programs
  • Identify how risk materialises within live projects causing them to fail
  • Understand project governance
  • Learn approaches to poject assurance
  • Learn approaches to project and program auditing

Workshop facilitator: Chris Puschak PMIIA CIA CGAP, Director, Etotech



Workshop 2: Assessing the risk culture of your organisation

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


A clear, data-driven evaluation of the organisation’s risk culture adds critical insight for Internal Auditors on emerging risks, effectiveness of controls, and materiality of known risk management challenges. Robust methodologies for assessing culture have been evolving in recent years. This workshop will help shed light on how to approach this topic in the same systematic manner as other internal audit activities.



Key areas to be covered:

  • Key definitions and theory
  • Regulatory, operational and market trends influencing risk culture
  • Roles and responsibilities associated with risk culture (three lines of defence)
  • Determining minimum standards
  • Models and tools to assist assessment
  • Approaches to reporting and follow-up
  • Acitons to support improvement where required.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand practical aspects of risk culture - root causes and outcomes
  • Identify the role of risk appetite on risk culture
  • Evaluate a range of models for auditing risk culture
  • Formulate a plan to assess risk culture in your organisation
  • Develop a method for reporting on and monitoring risk culture improvement initiatives.


Workshop facilitator: Dr. Daniel de Zilva, Associate Director, Kiel Advisory



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Venue and date:

Date: Friday, 25 October 2019 - 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Location: Adelaide


Adelaide Convention Centre

Riverbank Rooms

North Terrace

Adelaide, SA 5000


Status: Available

For more information please contact Cyrell Castillo

+61 02 9267 9155