(7.5 hours including a 15–minute morning and afternoon tea and a 30–minute lunch break)

This is an introductory workshop for those who may be required to conduct an internal fact-finding investigation into a complaint or allegations of staff wrongdoing, including misconduct or corrupt conduct. The workshop has a practical focus and includes how to plan, conduct, conclude and report on an internal investigation. Attention will also be given to the principles that underpin investigations, including confidentiality and procedural fairness.

Case studies and real examples enliven this interactive workshop and allow participants to think practically about the topics. Experienced workshop facilitators bring depth and strength to the workshop material.

Who should attend:

  • managers in state government and local councils who may be asked to conduct an inquiry and who have limited experience in the inquiry process
  • finance managers
  • human resource managers
  • administration managers
  • internal auditors
  • audit committee members
  • public interest disclosures officers and coordinators.

Workshop topics:

  • understanding the inquiry report process
  • the role of the investigator
  • underlying principles including confidentiality and procedural fairness
  • developing a scope, purpose and fact-finding plan for an inquiry
  • understanding the investigative interview process
  • collecting and analysing information and evidence
  • testing the reliability of evidence
  • making findings of fact leading to report recommendations
  • understanding the content of the investigation report.


Senior experienced staff from the Legal and Investigation divisions of the ICAC.

Enrolments, enquiries and contact details:

For more information, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the ICAC training and development team on 02 8281 5729. If you would like to register for one of our open workshops, please visit our Open workshops calendar page.