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The Graduate Certificate in Internal Auditing (GradCertIA) is a postgraduate professional education program for those seeking to establish or further a career in internal audit, governance and risk.

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"At the NSW Department of Education and Communities several staff have successfully completed or are in the process of completing the Grad CertIA. Both the organisation and the candidates benefit from the course in terms of increased individual knowledge and practical application of internal auditing better practice and the application of the Professional Standards and Framework. Candidates clearly demonstrate a more thorough understanding of governance principles and their application in our complex organisation. I commend the qualification to all aspiring internal audit professionals.".


Bill Middleton PFIIA CIA CRMA  

Director of Audit and Risk Management, NSW Department of Education and Communities

The GradCertIA course consists of four compulsory modules worth 6 credit points each, delivered in distance mode. 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. The four modules are:

  • Module 1 - Risk Based Internal Auditing 
  • Module 2 - Legal and Regulatory Environment
  • Module 3 - Organisational Systems and Processes 
  • Module 4 - Professional in Practice

Who should apply?

Professionals seeking to establish or further develop a career in internal audit, governance and risk


The GradCertIA equips graduates with the knowledge, skills and values identified as essential for a professional internal auditor. Graduates will be well informed of the key elements within the IIA Common Body of Knowledge (CBOK) and the associated International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF).

Practitioners with or without an undergraduate degree

Each module is delivered in distance mode and candidate learning will be supported by a comprehensive Module Learning Pack; a web-based learning portal; webinars and small group cohorts of candidates.

Candidates requiring flexibility as the course is conducted via distance learning


"The IIA-Australia’s commitment to high level, quality internal auditing education is enhanced by the Graduate Certificate in Internal Auditing offering organisations and individuals the only post-graduate internal auditing course in Australia. It supports the aim of your Institute to develop a fully qualified internal auditing profession by 2020.

Its practical focus and online delivery mode provides the technical knowledge required of an internal auditor in a flexible teaching environment. The GradCertIA supports the needs of organisations wishing to develop their internal audit teams with a rigorous program of professional development for individuals wishing to progress their internal auditing careers.".

Lee Sullivan PMIIA

Group General Manager – Group Internal Audit, IAG Limited

Organisations who want to develop an internal audit team that will take a comprehensive view of the business and the environment in which it operates

Learning Outcomes

Course Structure

What is GradCertIA?

Course Delivery

The GradCertIA program is designed to impact fundamental knowledge and skills in the field of internal auditing and is relevant across the corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors. The program is fully accredited by the higher education regulatory body in accordance with the Australian Qualifications Framework.