About the GradCertIA
What is the GradCertIA?
The Graduate Certificate in Internal Auditing (GradCertIA) is an online postgraduate professional education program for those seeking to establish or further develop a career in internal audit, assurance, governance and risk.
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. We have an average of approximately 183 students enrolled each year across two semesters.
The program is fully accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), which is the higher education regulatory body. It sits at level 8 of the Australian Qualifications Framework.
As well as being a professional association, IIA-Australia is also a TEQSA registered Institute of Higher Education. Our Provider Number is PRV12182.
IIA-Australia is a member of the Independent Higher Education Australia which is a leading peak body in higher education representing independent tertiary education providers. This gives us a network of similar organisations and enables us access to best practice in Australian education.
Who should apply?
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.
The IIA-Australia is the leading body representing internal auditors.
The GradCertIA is a postgraduate education program for professionals who are seeking to establish or further develop 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.
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.
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.
MODULE 1 – Risk-Based Internal Auditing
MODULE 2 – Legal and Regulatory Environment
MODULE 3 – Organisational Systems and Processes
MODULE 4 – Professional in Practice
- Professionals seeking to establish or further develop a career in internal audit, governance and risk
- Practitioners with or without an undergraduate degree
- Candidates requiring flexibility as the course is conducted online
- Aspiring internal auditors seeking practical content developed by the profession for the profession
- Individuals wanting to apply for Professional Membership with the IIA-Australia
- Organisations who want to develop an internal audit team that will take a comprehensive view of the business and the environment in which it operate
There are two semesters each year, usually early March and early August. All four modules are offered each semester.
There are five years available to complete the GradCertIA.
Assessment is measured through participation, webinars, assignments, quizzes and reflective journals. There are no exams.
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.
This is RPL available for modules 2 and/or 3. Modules 1 and 4 are compulsory.