Internal Investigations

'What Happened? How to Conduct an Internal Investigation' Seminar and Workshop

ICAC’s internal investigations seminar and workshop series is aimed at public officers employed in the public sector and local government.

Senior ICAC staff offer participants useful tools to ensure an internal investigation can be properly planned, carried out fairly and focused on truth-finding.

The capacity to conduct thorough and timely internal investigations is essential in preserving an organisation’s integrity. An internal investigation can be used to identify inappropriate and unacceptable behaviour, poor policies and procedures and failures in processes.

ICAC presents this seminar and workshop series free of charge, to help increase public authorities’ capacity to undertake and oversee internal investigations.


Who can apply?

Public officers employed in public administration are invited to register for the seminar.

Workshop places will only be offered to public officers employed in public administration who are directly involved in conducting internal investigations within their organisation. Relevant roles may include:

  • human resource personnel
  • finance personnel
  • internal auditors
  • risk and governance personnel




SEMINARInternal Investigations seminar structure

The 2.5 hour seminar focuses on the theory, concepts and principles that underpin an internal investigation.

The primary objective of the seminar is to equip participants with the knowledge necessary to enable them to oversee an investigation, and participate in the practical workshop.

The seminar will cover:

  • the purpose and limitations of an internal investigation
  • what can go wrong in an investigation, and tips for avoiding common pitfalls
  • legal principles that underpin an investigation
  • the importance of investigation planning



The full-day workshop will focus on the practical skills needed to conduct an efficient and thorough internal investigation.

Public officers must have attended the seminar in order to attend the workshop. Participants must also have attended an ICAC Awareness session or completed the online ICAC Induction course.

The workshop will cover:Internal Investigations workshop structure

  • planning an investigation
  • managing an investigation
  • conducting an interview
  • taking a statement
  • preserving, analysing and interpreting evidence
  • preparing an investigation report

Workshops will be held separately for state government and local government employees. Please select the appropriate workshop from the drop-down menu in the form below.

Please note, ICAC will review applications to determine eligibility for a workshop place (places will not be offered to commercially engaged contractors).

If you have any queries regarding your suitability for the workshop, we encourage you to email us at



Upcoming Events


Our next seminar for state and local government employees will be Friday, 21 September 2018. 

Apply to attend using the form below.


Our next workshop for state government employees will be announced shortly.

Apply to be considered for the waitlist using the form below.


Our next workshop for local government employees will be announced shortly.

Apply to be considered for the waitlist using the form below.




Register for the SEMINAR / Apply for the WORKSHOP

Please select the relevant session from the dropdown menu below