Internal Investigations

What Happened? How to Conduct an Internal InvestigationIn tray with Investigation documents

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

This interactive workshop offers useful tools that can be used to ensure an internal investigation is properly planned, is targeted toward determining the truth and carried out fairly.


What will the workshop cover?

The workshop will cover:

  • the roles and responsibilities of an internal investigator
  • procedural fairness and its practical application
  • investigation planning
  • sources of information and obtaining evidence
  • interviewing and statement taking
  • preparing investigation reports.

The workshop will be facilitated by senior ICAC staff who have direct experience in leading and conducting investigations.


Who can apply?

Public officers employed in public administration, who are involved in conducting internal investigations are invited to apply for a workshop. This includes:

  • Human resource personnel
  • Finance personnel
  • Internal auditors
  • Risk and governance personnel

Separate workshops will be facilitated for state government employees and local government employees. Please choose the appropriate workshop below.

The ICAC will review applications to determine eligibility for a workshop. Places will be offered at the discretion of the ICAC. Places will not be offered to commercially engaged contractors. The ICAC is offering this training free of charge with the purpose of increasing the internal capacity of public authorities to undertake investigations. If you have any queries regarding your suitability for this workshop we encourage you to email us at


Upcoming workshops

Local Government

'What Happened? How to Conduct an Internal Investigation' — for Local Government Employees

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

You can apply to join the wailist using the form below.

State Government

'What Happened? How to Conduct an Internal Investigation' — for State Government Public Sector Employees

Our next workshop for state government employees will be held on Tuesday 27 June 2017. Please note this workshop is now full.

9:00am – 5:00pm (registration at 8:45am)
Olympic Room
Adelaide Meeting Room Hire
Level 5, 97 Pirie Street, Adelaide

You can still apply to join the waitlist using the form below. You will be notified should a place become available.