Internal Auditor

OFO No: 242211

What is an Internal Auditor?

An Internal Auditor has the very responsible job of researching, evaluating and improving strategies to manage risk, control and governance within a company or organisation.

What does an Internal Auditor do?

  • researches company’s business data (taxation, legal matters, performance evaluations etc)
  • researches company’s financial data (cost accounting, taxation, budgeting, etc)
  • researches company’s computer records etc
  • provides an independent review of company risk, control and governance strategies and processes
  • identifies key risk factors
  • makes sure risks are effectively managed
  • advises managers on control strategies
  • reports to audit committee of an organisation
  • makes sure company or organisation is complying with rules, regulations and within the law

Are you . . . ?

  • good at mathematics?
  • a person with a head for a business?
  • logical?
  • a problem solver?
  • a good researcher?
  • organised and methodical?
  • reliable and responsible?

How do I become an Internal Auditor?


National Diploma in Internal Auditing

Bachelor of Technology in Internal Auditing

  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • Central University of Technology
  • Durban University of Technology
  • Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
  • Tshwane University of Technology
  • Vaal University of Technology
  • Walter Sisulu University of Technology


Bachelor degree of Internal Auditing

  • University of Pretoria


Learnership: Internal Audi Technician Level 6

  • Designation/registration by the IIA SA. This allows the person to state they are a qualified, professional Internal Auditing Technician.

Institute of Internal Auditors SA:

  • You will have to do 2 consecutive learnerships through them



  • CLICK HERE to check for a training institution near you to see what they offer.
  • Make sure you understand their entry requirements for each course.
  • To avoid scams, make sure your institution is registered with the Department of Higher Education. 
  • CLICK HERE to check accredited Private Higher Education Institutions. 


OTHER CAREERS TO CONSIDER:  Auditor … or … Contract Manager

Is becoming an Internal Auditior the right career choice for me?