SAIGA's Skills Transfer & Educational Programmes STEPSTM ETHICS FOR GOVERNMENT AUDITORS Course Facts Background and topics covered * Please also read the fact sheet of the Foundation Course of the Public Finance Management Programme   The Programme Outcomes include: Acquiring an ethics vocabulary; appreciating why ethics matters; linking ethics with governance; compiling an ethics risk profile; institutionalising ethics; reporting on ethics; acquiring ethics management competency. The Learning Outcomes include: Basic ethics concepts & distinctions Defining, ethics, business ethics, values and dilemmas; ethics and the law; personal and organisational ethics; professional ethics and virtues Why ethics matters Dealing with the sceptics; the business case for ethics; the role of ethics in fraud prevention Ethics and good governance The ethics of governance; the governance (management) of ethics; ethics within governance; the role of the governing body; the role of managers; ethics risk analysis; Codes of ethics; making ethical standards real in organisations and building an ethical organisational culture. Ethics vocabulary Ethics management structures; ethics management systems; ethics talk Ethical decision making Introduction to ethical decision-making; the ethical decision-making process; applying the ethical decision-making process to case studies. The Code of Ethics of the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INOTSAI), the Disciplinary Rules of the Southern African Institute of Government Auditors (SAIGA). The AGSA Ethical Code. Booking and cancellation policies Bookings Since only a limited number of participants can be accommodated, bookings will be handled on a first- come-first-served basis. To avoid disappointment submit your registration as soon as possible. Changes / cancellations: Tax invoices will be issued (faxed and posted) on receipt of your booking. Once a tax invoice has been  issued the department/delegate will be held liable for payment of the full course fee.  No refunds can  be made, but alternative delegates (substitutes) may attend the same course at no extra cost. All  booking changes or cancellations are charged at R1,539 (R1,350 plus 14% VAT) per delegate booking.  No cancellations or changes in booking will be accepted if not received in writing at least 5 working days  before the course. Invoices must be paid before the course starts. No certificates will be issued if  payment is outstanding. Outstanding payments incur 2% interest per month. Due to the minimal  information which banks provide in respect of direct deposits, participant have to fax their deposit slips  / electronic transfer slips to the Secretariat and state the invoice number/(s) to which the deposit  refers. As required by recent legislation, VAT numbers have to be provided with registration. The  Institute reserves the right to cancel a particular course due to unforeseen circumstances e.g.  insufficient bookings or unavailability of venues (in the last few years, only a few courses had to be  cancelled). In such event, participants will be informed at least two weeks before the scheduled course  date of such cancellations. Participants who have paid their fees will receive full refunds in the event of  SAIGA cancelling a course (SAIGA's liability in such event is limited to this refund). * To register for this course, or any other course, kindly complete one of your REGISTRATION FORMS
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