The department’s Audit Committee has been established in compliance with section 45 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 and the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 17 - Audit Committee for Commonwealth Entities.
The committee is responsible for providing independent assurance and assistance to the Secretary on the department’s financial and performance reporting responsibilities, risk oversight and management and systems of internal control.
Members of the department’s Audit Committee include three internal and four independent members, with the Chair being at the associate secretary level.
Internal Audit is an important component of the department’s control framework. It provides independent assurance to the department’s Executive and Audit Committee that resources are being used efficiently, effectively, economically and ethically to:
- promote strong performance management and accountability in departmental programmes systems and practices
- promote better practice within the Department of Education and Training
- improve controls and governance within a risk management environment.
Internal Audit monitors the implementation of both internal and external audit recommendations and reports progress on these to the Audit Committee.