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Successful Internal Audits


Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

Successful Internal Audits is an online professional development program that will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to evaluate organisational information and assess an organisation’s risks as part of an internal audit process. In this online course you will learn how to develop audit objectives, understand how to gather and analyse information and analyse data for effective audit reporting.

This is an excellent course for management professionals and business owners to ensure they are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to safeguard against fraud and non-compliance with company policy, government and regulatory bodies; and to ensure organisational systems, operations and procedures are effective and efficient.

Course Structure

Unit 1 - Conducting internal audits

  • Pre-Audit Meetings and Agenda
  • Audit Objectives
  • Audit Scope
  • Audit Requirements
  • Schedules and Logistical Arrangements
  • Access and Security
  • Information Gathering
  • Documentation
  • Interviewing
  • Previous Audits
  • Checklists
  • Qualititative Data
  • Quantitative Data
  • Data Collation
  • Data Analysis
  • Contingency Actions
  • Corrective Action Report (CAR)
  • Exit Meetings
  • Audit Results
  • Audit Reporting
  • Information Analysis
  • Audit Contexts

Unit 2 - Initiate a quality audit

  • Quality audits
  • Audit objectives
  • Quality management systems
  • Audit process
  • Pre-audit meeting with client
  • Prepare entry meeting agenda
  • Discuss audit scope with client
  • External audits
  • Process audit
  • Scope and risk
  • Patterns and trends
  • Risk management
  • Types of audit
  • Audit history
  • Organisational structure and culture
  • Examine business plan
  • Policies and procedures
  • Negotiate audit agreement with client
  • Lead auditor role
  • Resources required to conduct audit
  • Audit team roles and responsibilities
  • Audit reporting styles and format
  • Selecting an audit team
  • Develop quality audit plan
  • Audit schedule
  • Minimise disruptions
  • Audit methods and techniques
  • Confidentiality
  • Non-compliance
  • Auditee documentation
  • Review previous audit documentation
  • Check for accuracy
  • Determine documents to be examined
  • Value-adding activities


Written assignments and exercises, including short-answer questions, reports/essays and projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment.


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  • Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
  • Improve your employment opportunities;
  • Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
  • High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
  • No entry requirements;
  • All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
  • Unlimited tutor support;
  • Easy to understand course content;
  • Unlimited enrolment with no expiry;
  • Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
  • Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
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Professional Development for:-

  • Government Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Includes unlimited access
  • Full up-front payment only