How to Apply

How to Apply

How to Apply for the GradCertIA

Before applying for the Graduate Certificate in Internal Auditing (GradCertIA), please read the Candidate Selection and Admission Policy. This policy includes important information about:

  • Selection and Admission requirements
  • English language proficiency
  • Unique Student Identifier (USI)
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) – contact the education team for a copy of the form.
  • Admissions Process
  • Award admission
  • Non-award admission
  • Decisions and Appeals 
  • Academic Credit 

Please note: Applications containing certified qualifications must be mailed.

Apply for the GradCertIA

Note: An Experience Verification Form (for non award entry) will be provided for completion once your application is received.

Course Duration

The GradCertIA consists of four modules which are expected to be completed over a two year period with a maximum allowed of five years. Candidature will not be extended beyond the five year period including any recognition of previously passed modules.

Each course is held over a 12-week semester, plus a mid-semester break of at least one week and a further two week assessment preparation period. 

Rules of Progression

Candidate progression through the course is prescribed to the extent that the entry point is Module 1: Risk-based Internal Auditing and the exit point is Module 4: Professional in Practice. Candidates must first successfully complete Module 1 before progressing to Module 2: Legal and Regulatory Environment and Module 3: Organisational Systems and Processes.

Once Module 1 has been successfully completed, Modules 2 and 3 can be undertaken in any order, and the successful completion of Modules 1–3 is pre-requisite for enrolment in Module 4.

Module 4: Professional in Practice is a ‘capstone’ module, which draws on the knowledge and skills developed in the first three modules and focuses on high level application of learning in a professional (workplace) context.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

IIA-Australia provides the opportunity for candidates to apply to have prior learning considered for credit towards the Graduate Certificate in Internal Auditing, where prior learning is related to the assessable components of the course. Forms of prior learning include previous study from recognised tertiary organisations, relevant work experience, or courses undertaken outside a recognised tertiary education organisation.

An applicant may apply for an assessment of their prior learning only at the time of applying for entry to the course. Only Modules 2 and 3 are available for exemption. Modules 1 and 4 are mandatory for all candidates.

Exemptions are granted on the basis of demonstrated equivalent prior studies or experience. Candidates seeking exemption from a module based on equivalent prior studies will be required to provide evidence of a passing grade in a course completed within the last seven years that can be mapped to the stated learning outcomes. For courses completed prior to seven years ago or where exemption is sought on the basis of professional experience, a ‘portfolio of evidence’ must be provided for assessment against the competencies covered in the unit where an exemption is sought.

Eligibility for RPL does not guarantee an applicant a place in the course for which recognition of prior learning may be available. Contact us if you are eligible for RPL as fees apply.

If you have any questions or are interested in finding out more, our Education team is here to help.

Alex Wilson or Tara Twiddy
[email protected] or 02 9267 9155.