ICAC’s internal investigations workshop will assist public officers to conduct thorough and fair internal investigations.


On 29 June 2020 Step 3 of the South Australian government’s Roadmap for Easing COVID-19 Restrictions came into effect, detailing the actions required to recommence activities such as indoor public meetings. As our ICAC Workshops focus on interactive collaboration, it is not currently possible to deliver this particular format of training in compliance with our COVID-Safe Plan.

SA public officers are encouraged to register for the ICAC Online Learning Portal and complete the ICAC Induction for Public Officers and ICAC Conflicts of Interest courses.

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Workshop: What Happened? How to Conduct an Internal Investigation

Senior ICAC investigators and lawyers offer participants valuable tools to ensure internal investigations are 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 process.

Who can apply?

You can apply for a place in this workshop if you are a public officer who is employed by a public authority and you are directly involved in undertaking internal investigations. This might include public officers employed in the following roles:

  • Human resources
  • Finance
  • Internal audit
  • Risk and governance
  • Management/leadership


Workshop applicants must have attended the ICAC Seminar: Internal Investigation Concepts & Principles before they will be offered a place in the workshop.

Participants must also have completed general ICAC awareness and obligations training.

If you have not undertaken general ICAC training you are invited to complete our online induction course, or attend a general awareness seminar offered by the Commissioner.


This is a full day workshop that focuses on the practical skills needed to conduct an internal investigation.

The workshop will cover:

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

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 or eligibility for the workshop, we encourage you to email us at education@icac.sa.gov.au

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