How to conduct an Internal Audit

How to conduct an Internal Audit

As a compliance manager within an RTO, it’s crucial to ensure that your organisation is meeting ASQA’s requirements for registration renewal. One of the ways to achieve this is by conducting regular internal audits to identify any areas that require improvement.

To conduct a successful internal audit, there are several steps you can take. Firstly, ensure that you have a clear understanding of the requirements outlined by ASQA’s self-assessment tool. This tool covers areas such as governance, financial viability, and educational outcomes.

Next, develop a comprehensive audit plan that outlines the areas that you will be reviewing, the methods you will use to conduct the audit, and the individuals who will be involved. You may also want to consider engaging an external consultant to provide an objective perspective on your organisation’s compliance.

During the audit, review your organisation’s policies, procedures, and practices to ensure that they align with ASQA’s requirements. Document any areas that require improvement and develop an action plan to address these issues.

It’s also essential to involve staff members in the audit process. Encourage them to provide feedback on their areas of responsibility and any potential compliance issues they may have identified. This will not only help you to identify compliance gaps, but it will also foster a culture of compliance throughout the organisation.

Once the audit is complete, compile a report detailing your findings and the action plan to address any identified compliance gaps. Share this report with senior management and ensure that all relevant staff members are aware of the outcomes and any required changes.

By conducting regular internal audits, your organisation can ensure that it meets ASQA’s requirements and maintains its registration. It’s also important to remember that compliance is an ongoing process, and regular audits are just one part of a comprehensive compliance management system.

If you’re unsure about how to conduct an internal audit or would like assistance with your organisation’s compliance management system, Vivacity Team can help. Our experienced team can assist with RTO compliance and provide customised solutions tailored to your organisation’s needs. Go to for more information.