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Understanding Probity Auditing in Assurance - Online Classroom

A probity audit is an assurance engagement, in which a probity auditor provides an independent scrutiny of a procurement process and expresses an objective opinion as to whether the prescribed probity requirements have been adhered to. The conclusion expressed should be based on evidence gathered against prescribed criteria.  

Independence is essential to a probity audit.  A third party to the procurement should be able to rely on the probity audit to obtain greater confidence as to whether the probity requirements of that procurement have been adhered to. 

This course is about understanding the role of the probity auditor, the scope of this role and practical examples of how this is undertaken in practice. 

Learning Outcomes 

By the end of the training course, the participant will be able to understand: 

  • What is the difference between a Probity Adviser and Probity Auditor role, in what circumstances would they be engaged and is there a role or need for both on a project 
  • What does it mean to be independent when providing a probity audit 
  • Building the framework for the probity auditor – we will look at the probity principles and fundamentals which form the basis of the audit scope 
  • Building a probity audit methodology:  
  • Risk identification and management strategies 
  • Building a test plan  
  • Level of evidence required to demonstrate a probity risk has been appropriately managed 
  • Audit reporting – who should the probity reports be provided to. 

Trainer: Sarah Mullins - Partner - OCM


Sarah Mullins is the lead partner at OCM for Local Government Services as well as OCM’s National Quality Assurance lead for Probity Services. She has been involved in many probity engagements, including the provision of probity audit and advisory services. Her key areas of expertise are within government procurement activities, providing advice and guidance on adhering to legislative and policy frameworks for State and Local Government, as well as general conduct obligations and ethical conduct.

Sarah also has extensive experience in providing assistance to many State Government clients with regard to their procurement and tendering policies and procedures as well as benchmarking these documents against better practice and the Procurement Policy Framework Review.

Online Classroom:    This one-day training program will be delivered in two 3 hour lessons (9:30am - 12:30pm AEST) on 11, 12 August using Zoom.

Registrations will be strictly limited to 12 participants to allow maximium interaction in the online environment.

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Thursday, 11 August 2022 to Friday, 12 August 2022
Online Classroom


Overseas Member (ex GST)
Overseas Non-Member (ex GST)

Duration and CPE
2 x 3 Hours, 6.00 hours
For more information please contact Kalpana Dhasan
+61 02 9267 9155