Corruption prevention in grant-making

A workshop designed for public officials involved in the development and administration of grants and grant programs. It focuses on addressing the corruption risks in the awarding and administration of grants.

Who should attend?

This workshop is intended for public officials who are involved in developing a grants program, assessing grant applications, allocating grants or ensuring that outcomes from either individual grants or grant programs are met.

Learning outcomes

This workshop is designed to help participants:

  • understand where and how they and their organisation fit in to the ICAC’s jurisdiction
  • become aware of the ICAC, its role, functions and powers
  • understand the nature of corruption and the types of conduct that could constitute corruption under the Independent Commission Against Corruption Act 1988 ("the ICAC Act")
  • identify conduct that should be reported to the ICAC 
  • identify and manage conflicts of interest
  • become aware of some of the corruption risks in the development and administration of a grants program, and some of the strategies for managing these risks.

Workshop contents

Probity, integrity and corruption prevention principles

  • value for money
  • fairness
  • accountability
  • transparency

What is corruption?

  • the nature of corruption
  • past case examples.

About the ICAC

  • powers and oversight
  • jurisdiction
  • reporting corruption

Ensuring integrity in the grant-making process

  • manage risks in each element of the process
  • probity issues
  • identifying and managing conflicts of interest.

Workshop options

This workshop can be delivered over a half-day either in-person or online.

Half-day in-person workshop 


This workshop requires a time commitment of 3.5 hours including a 15-minute break. This workshop is normally scheduled from 9.00 am to 12.30 pm or 1.00 pm to 4.30 pm.

Attendee numbers

A minimum of 18 attendees is required with a maximum of 26.

Half-day online workshop 

This workshop is based on the half-day in-person workshop program. To maximise the opportunity for interaction, this workshop has been designed for attendance by individuals all logging in from their own device rather than people attending in a group situation.


This workshop requires a time commitment of 3.75 hours including a 15-minute break. This workshop is normally scheduled from 8.45 am to 12.30 pm or 1.00 pm to 4.45 pm. Participants are asked to log in 15 minutes prior to the content start time to address any technical issues that may arise.

Attendee numbers

A minimum of 15 attendees is required with a maximum of 26.

Delivery platform

The Commission prefers to use Zoom, but MS Teams is also available. If your organisation uses a different platform, we are willing to consider using it providing it meets our functionality requirements. 

Costs for online and in-person workshops


The ICAC provides all of its workshops to NSW public officials free-of-charge.

Travel expenses

We will cover our trainers’ travel expenses. 


Your organisation may be asked to make copies of training materials for distribution to attendees at in-person workshops.

Venue and equipment 

For in-person workshops, it is the agency’s responsibility to provide a venue and to cover the cost of any associated venue or equipment hire. The facilitator will bring a laptop, but a data projector, screen and whiteboard will need to be provided.


For in-person workshops, the agency is expected to provide basic refreshments for attendees and facilitators for all scheduled tea and lunch breaks.

Book a workshop

Individual public officials

To see what workshops are currently available for individual public officials, and to register, visit the Free workshops calendar and complete the registration form for each workshop you would like to attend.


To book an in-house workshop for staff at your agency, please contact [email protected] to discuss your needs.