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Audit and Governance

The IPA offers a range of audit and governance programmes from short training courses and organisational development interventions to accredited Certificate, Diploma and Degrees. Whether you are looking for a short skills development course, a longer term accredited programme, or expert advice, the IPA can meet your development needs.

Accredited Programmes

Doctorate in Governance
Professional Certificate in Governance
Certificate in Audit Skills (Accredited by CIPFA)

Short Courses

Audit Committees - Role and Evaluation
Audit Committee Member Training
Corporate Governance and Risk Management
Corporate Governance Requirements for Public Sector Bodies
Introduction to Internal Audit
Risk Management, Assurance and Internal Control Systems


The IPA in association with the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (Ireland branch) (IIA), run a number of seminars each year for the Irish Public Sector Internal Auditing profession.  To receive details of these seminars when they are announced, please email


The IPA has an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the unique governance and risk issues and challenges faced by the public sector. Our diverse work in this area has given us significant experience of leading, helping and supporting arrangements with the implementation and embedding of best practice governance and risk management. Our Governance Specialists can support senior management teams in the implementation of effective governance systems, incorporating legislative, regulatory and best-practice development.

Contact the Institute via or 01 240 3600 to speak with one of our Governance Team.

IPA Services for Local Government Audit Committees

Brochure of Services for Local Government Audit Committees

Governance Forum

The Governance Forum at the Institute of Public Administration provides advice, training, information and a range of supports on good governance, with a particular emphasis on state, public interest and public benefit organisations.
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Upcoming Events:

IPA Governance Forum Event: Key Governance Themes for 2017

27 January 2017 (8:00am - 10:30am)

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57-61 Lansdowne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 | Tel: +353 1 240 3600 | Fax: +353 1 668 9135 | Registration no: 21087