The ICAC delivers a range of corruption prevention workshops for NSW public sector agencies in-house and free of charge. In preparation for workshops, we consult with you so that issues particular to your work environment can be addressed and the most appropriate workshop offered.

The ICAC is currently offering the following workshops for in-house delivery:

Strategic approaches to corruption prevention - senior executive workshop
A workshop for senior executive service (SES) and senior managers who have operational responsibility for work areas with significant risk for corruption.
Availability: In-house only
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Corruption prevention for managers
What is corruption? How and why does it happen? What can I do about it? Practical workshops that help managers answer these questions and take steps to prevent, detect and respond to corruption.
Availability: In-house / open calendar
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Corruption prevention in procurement
Workshops designed to assist staff with procurement duties, contract management roles or responsibility for overseeing these functions to understand the probity requirements and corruption opportunities associated with procurement.
Availability: In-house / open calendar
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Corruption prevention for local government operational staff
An awareness-raising workshop for council staff who work in areas such as stores, enforcement, waste management, child care, library services, leisure facilities, road and general maintenance.
Availability: In-house
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Request a workshop

For more information or to request an in-house workshop, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone the ICAC training and development team on 02 8281 5729.

Frequently asked questions about in-house workshops

How much does it cost for an ICAC workshop?

ICAC workshops are free for NSW public authorities. All you need to provide is:

  • 18 to 25 appropriate participants
  • a suitable venue
  • PC/laptop, data projector, speakers and whiteboard
  • morning/afternoon tea and lunch for participants and facilitators.

The ICAC will cover the cost of travel and accommodation for its own staff.

Does the ICAC deliver workshops in rural and regional areas?
Yes. All requests for workshops are considered on their merits regardless of location. As a general rule, however, we will not travel unless it is worthwhile. Therefore we prefer to deliver a full day’s worth of training such as a single full-day workshop or two half-day workshops with a minimum of 18 participants per workshop. The ICAC will cover travel and accommodation expenses for its staff.
Who should attend a workshop?
The ICAC offers a range of workshops to suit a variety of needs. Each workshop targets different staff. We will help you work out which workshop(s) would be most useful and who should attend.
Can the ICAC train all of our staff?

No, generally not unless it is a very small organisation. Like all agencies, we have limited resources which we try to apply as efficiently and effectively as possible by targeting training at key roles and high-risk functions within an organisation. We may be able to offer several workshops over time depending on demand and resources. If you have a large number of people you want to train, we may be able to advise you on developing your own training module. We may also be able to provide a speaker to talk a larger audience about the ICAC’s work or a specific corruption prevention topic. Learn more about ICAC speakers.

Can you train our staff in code of conduct and ethics?
No, the ICAC does not offer code of conduct or ethics training. While these topics are often touched on in our workshops, we do not offer separate courses on them.
Can you teach our staff how to do procurement?
No, we can only train them in corruption prevention related to procurement.
Can you create a customised workshop for us?
We have a series of standard workshops that we minimally customise for each organisation by selecting or writing relevant scenarios and examples and focusing on particular issues. From time-to-time, if we are convinced there is a strong need and we have the available resources, we can create a custom workshop to address a particularly risky function or to focus on particular issues that have arisen during a public inquiry. More extensive customisation is done for the Strategic approaches to corruption prevention senior executive workshop.
Why do we have to provide catering?
In our experience, if catering is provided breaks can be kept short and participants are less likely to go back to their desks and get distracted by their normal work and returning late to the workshop. It also provides a better opportunity for participants to continue discussions started in class and to ask questions of the facilitator more privately.
What are the minimum and maximum number of participants?
We want to make best use of our resources and so normally require a minimum of 18 participants. The workshops are very interactive and we encourage all attendees to participate, so we normally allow a maximum of 25 participants. Smaller numbers are often acceptable for the Strategic approaches to corruption prevention senior executive workshop.
Do you provide certificates?
We are not a registered training organisation (RTO) and do not provide any type of certification.