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Local Government Assurance Forum - Workshop - "please pick an option below"

Post Conference Workshop

Friday, 15 November 2019


Workshops at the Local Government Assurance Forum are available as separately bookable session. Discounts apply for group bookings. Pricing details are outlined below.


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


Workshop Fees - Friday, 15 November 2019 (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.

For registration of 3 or more,  please download the registration form and email the completed form for each person to conferences@iia.org.au to get the group discount rate.



Workshop 1: Assurance Mapping - Identifying assurance gaps and covering your bases

8:30 am - 12:30 pm


Assurance mapping can be a powerful tool enables visualisation over all assurance activitire within an organisation, both internal and external, as they apply to the organisation's risks. Once complete, risks with inadequate assurance coverage and/or areas with duplicated coverage can be identified.


This workshop take you through the assurance mapping process which can be practically applied in all organisations no matter how big or small.


Key areas to be covered 

  • Identifying the essential enterprise risk management elements needed for assurance mapping
  • Identifying which assurance providers can be included, and knowing why
  • Using the assurance map as an internal audit planning tool
  • Knowing how to assess the extent of the assurance coverage for each process and sub-process
  • Identifying various alternatives to consider when assessing potential gaps and / or duplicate coverage areas
  • Strategies for building a practical assurance mapping action plan for CAEs

Key learning outcomes

  • How to link enterprise risk management with the assurance map
  • How to build a framework to manage and assess the quality of assurance coming from assurance providers within your organisation
  • Understanding the boundaries and responsibilities of the various assurance functions
  • Discover the building blocks of constructing an effective assurance map

Workshop facilitator: Cathy Blunt PFIIA CIA, Principal, OCM


Workshop 2: Project Governance and Assurance

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Risk attached to projects is often high, with projects frequently having potential to significantly affect an organisation's activities and outcomes. Internal auditors need to make a contribution by providing assurance to help improve management of projects and the way project risk is handled. This can be raise internal audit profile and status, and be seen as core to ensuring organisation success and reputation.


This half-day seminar covers the essence of project governance and assurance. It also covers procurement probity where a prject may be subject to tender. The seminar is relevant to any project methodology and can be applied to ICT projects and other project type such as construction projects.



Key areas to be covered:

  • Project Methodology
  • Procurement probity
  • Project governance
  • Project assurance
  • Project assurance reporting

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand approaches to assurance over projects and programs.
  • Identify how risk materialises within live projects, causing them to fail.
  • Understand project governance.
  • Learn approaches to project assurance.
  • Learn approraches to project and program assurance reporting.

Workshop facilitator: Andrew Cox, Manager Quality Services, IIA-Australia


Terms and conditions apply.





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Venue and date:

Date: Friday, 15 November 2019 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Location: Sydney


SMC Conference & Function Centre

66 Goulburn Street

Sydney, NSW 2000


Status: Available

Duration and CPE: 7.5, 4.00 hours

For more information please contact Kristina Calisin

+61 2 9267 9155