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Certificate for Module (Essentials of Internal Auditing)
證書(單元 : 內部審計基礎)

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course

Course Code
Application Code

Study mode
Start Date
25 Jan 2025 (Sat)
Next intake(s)
2.5 months to 3 months
Course Fee
Deadline on 05 Jul 2024 (Fri)
2867 8409
2861 0278
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The programme aims to provide students with a comprehensive knowledge of basic principles and standards of internal auditing, which will prepare them for further professional development and career advancement in this field. It also equips students with the necessary knowledge for the CIA examination conducted by the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Programme Details

On completion of the programme, students should be able to

  1. describe and explain the role and purpose of internal auditing in an organisation;
  2. illustrate the importance of independence and objectivity in internal auditing;
  3. explain the importance of proficiency and due professional care in conducting internal audit engagements;
  4. evaluate the effectiveness of quality assurance and improvement programmes in internal audit activities;
  5. identify and respond to fraud risks in internal audit engagements; and
  6. assess the governance, risk management, and control processes of an organization.


1. Foundation of Internal Auditing

  • Definition of internal auditing
  • Core principles for the professional practice of Internal Auditing International Standards
  • Purpose, authority, and responsibility of the internal audit activity
  • Requirements of an internal audit charter
  • Difference between assurance and consulting services provided by the internal audit activity
  • Code of ethics


2. Independence and Objectivity 

  • Organisational independence of the internal audit activity
  • Impairments to independence of the internal audit activity
  • Assessment and maintenance of an individual internal auditor's objectivity
  • Policies for promoting objectivity


3. Proficiency and Due Professional Care

  • Knowledge, skills, and competencies required to fulfill the responsibilities of the internal audit activity
  • knowledge and competencies that an internal auditor needs to possess to perform individual responsibilities
  • Due professional care
  • Continuing professional development

4.Quality Assurance and Improvement Programme

  • Elements of the quality assurance and improvement programme
  • Requirement of reporting the results of the quality assurance and improvement program to the board or other governing bodies
  • Disclosure of conformance vs. nonconformance with The Institute of Internal Auditors’ International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing


5. Governance, Risk Management and Control

  • Concept of organisational governance
  • Impact of organisational culture on risks and controls
  • Ethics and compliance-related issues
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Fundamental concepts of risk and the risk management process
  • Globally accepted risk management frameworks
  • Effectiveness of risk management within processes and functions
  • Internal audit activity’s role in the organization's risk management process
  • Internal control


6. Fraud risks

  • Concept of fraud risks and types of frauds
  • Identification and management of fraud risks
  • Fraud prevention and detection
  • Techniques and internal audit roles related to forensic auditing



A 3-hour written examination consisting of 100 multiple-choice questions

Attendance Requirement

At least 70%


Upon successful completion of the programme and achieve at least 70% of attendance, students will be awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE a "Certificate for Module (Essentials of Internal Auditing)".

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Class Details

Lecture Date Day Time Venue
1 25 January 2025 Saturday 10:00 - 13:00 & 14:00 - 17:00 TBC
2 08 February 2025 Saturday 10:00 - 13:00 & 14:00 - 17:00 TBC
3 15 February 2025 Saturday 10:00 - 13:00 & 14:00 - 17:00 TBC
4 22 February 2025 Saturday 10:00 - 13:00 & 14:00 - 17:00 TBC
5 01 March 2025 Saturday 10:00 - 13:00 & 14:00 - 17:00 TBC


Application Fee


Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$7500

Entry Requirements

Applicants shall:

(a)          hold a bachelor’s degree awarded by a recognised university or equivalent; or

(b)          hold relevant and recognised professional qualifications.

Applicants with other qualifications and substantial work experience will be considered on individual merits.


  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
COURSE CODE 33C158485 FEES $7,500 ENQUIRY 2867-8475
Continuing Education Fund Continuing Education Fund
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

Certificate for Module (Essentials of Internal Auditing)

  • This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [5])


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Enrolment Method
Payment Method
1. Cash, EPS, WeChat Pay Or Alipay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay or Alipay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque Or Bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for application and the applicant’s name.. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres, specifying  “Course Application” on the envelope.  HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/Mastercard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or Mastercard, including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE Mastercard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online Payment

Online application / enrolment is offered for most open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes. Application fees and course fees of these programmes/courses can be settled by using "PPS by Internet" (not available via mobile phones), VISA or Mastercard. In addition to the aforesaid online payment channels, continuing students of award-bearing programmes, if their programmes offer online service, may also pay their course fees by Online WeChat Pay, Online Alipay and Faster Payment System (FPS). Please refer to Enrolment Methods - Online Enrolment  for details.


  • If the programme/course is starting within five working days, application by post is not recommended to avoid any delays. Applicants are advised to enrol in person at HKU SPACE Enrolement Centres and avoid making cheque payment under this circustance.
  • Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay, Alipay, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder's credit card account.
  • In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For payment certification, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE" to any of our enrolment centres. 
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