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Our quality assurance

The Audit Office has established a system of quality management designed to provide assurance that it complies with Australian Auditing Standards, relevant ethical requirements, and applicable laws and regulations. This is achieved through the Quality Audit Review Committee, which monitors the quality of audit products, and provides the Auditor-General with reasonable assurance the Audit Office complies with the requirements of ASQM 1 Quality Management for Firms that Perform Audits or Reviews of Financial Reports and Other Financial Information, or Other Assurance or Related Service Engagements, and APES 320 Quality Management for Firms that provide Non-Assurance Services.

Quality assurance mechanisms that currently provide assurance over the quality of our work include:

•    Audit and Risk Committee
•    Technical Issues Committee
•    Internal audit function
•    External audit function
•    Management control questionnaire
•    Quality Audit Review Committee, and quality assurance reviews 
•    External reviews, including the quadrennial review by Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee

Further details on these quality assurance mechanisms can be found in the resources list below or visit our annual reports. For all Audit Office policies, registers and related documents available on our website please visit Access our information.