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International Professional Practices Framework

The International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) is the conceptual framework that organises authoritative guidance promulgated by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). The IIA provides internal audit professionals worldwide with authoritative guidance organised in the IPPF as mandatory guidance and recommended guidance.

Mandatory Guidance
Mandatory guidance is developed following an established due diligence process, which includes a period of public exposure for stakeholder input.

The mandatory elements of the IPPF are:

  • Core Principles for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing. 
  • Definition of Internal Auditing.
  • Code of Ethics.
  • International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.


IAassist is a member service to:

  • Answer technical questions related to governance, internal audit, risk management, audit committees, compliance, fraud, corruption and other relevant topics.
  • Provide Members with expert technical information based on standards, experience, networks and good practices.
  • Make practical information and research available to Members.
  • Provide Members with tools and templates that can be effectively implemented in their internal audit work.

How does it work?

Members simply email their questions or request to: [email protected]

We will get back to you within two calendar days and, in most cases, should be able to respond fully within seven calendar days.

Some more complex questions may take longer to answer, however, the IIA-Australia will keep you informed along the way.

Call for Authors

An opportunity to get your technical paper published by the IIA-Australia.

Over past years the Institute of Internal Auditors-Australia (IIA-Australia) has made a concerted effort to develop a range of professional reference materials for example:

  • Factsheets
  • White Papers
  • 20 Critical Questions

Feedback is very positive and confirms that these resources are valued and a good addition to the body of knowledge around internal audit, risk management, governance, compliance and other topics.

The IIA-Australia is continually adding new content.

Technical publications are viewed in Australia and internationally. The IIA-Australia often receives requests from IIA Affiliates in other countries to translate technical publications for their Members.

We are seeking authors to write White Papers and contribute to other publications – this is a great opportunity for IIA-Australia Members to contribute and at the same time get recognition for their effort. It’s something useful to include on your CV.

The IIA-Australia has a sound process around technical publication development:

  • Any relevant topic will be considered – the IIA-Australia does not insist on particular topics.
  • Expert peer review and editing is built-in to the process.
  • ‘Time to market’ is fast – a draft technical paper sent to the IIA-Australia would generally be published within one month.
  • The author is acknowledged in the technical paper.

If you’d like to have a go, you are welcome to contact IIA-Australia Technical Services Manager Andrew Cox who will be happy to talk with you.