Corruption Matters - October 2017 - Issue 48

Apply now for an ICAC scholarship

Fifteen scholarships worth close to $5,000 each are on offer to attend Strategic Responses to Corruption, a four-day course run by the ICAC together with the Australia and New Zealand School of Government. Applications close 8 December.

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Public sector agencies have implemented a range of corruption prevention and risk management strategies with varying degrees of success. Strategic Responses to Corruption uncovers some of the reasons why corrupt conduct continues to occur despite considerable efforts to prevent it.

Corruption usually occurs in situations where there are weaknesses in operational arrangements and a failure to make proper use of the control inherent in well designed and managed systems. Such systems, geared towards achieving operational outcomes in an efficient and effective manner, have built into them a range of controls that reduce the opportunity for unwanted and poor outcomes such as corruption. These systems also act on the drivers of improper and appropriate workplace behaviours and ensure that organisations get the best out of their staff.

The course, which will take place in Sydney from 6 to 9 March 2018, looks at corruption risk management success stories and explores the benefits of well designed and managed operational arrangements.

Who can apply for a scholarship?

Only public officials employed by NSW public authorities are eligible to apply. The course is aimed at NSW public officials at an executive or senior level whose roles in state agencies or local government include influencing organisational reform in work areas that have significant, inherent corruption risk.

Fee-paying students are also welcome and can register with ANZSOG directly.

Selection criteria

Eligible candidates must submit:

The selection criteria should address:

How do I apply for the scholarship?

The application form is available on the ICAC website.

Scholarship inclusions and exclusions

The scholarship covers only the non-residential fee of $4,995 (including GST). All other expenses (salary, travel, per diems and accommodation) remain the responsibility of the employing state agency, local council or individual. The endorsement of the principal officer also indicates your employer’s support for meeting these costs.

Application deadline

Scholarship applications must be received by the ICAC no later than
5 pm (AEST) on 8 December 2017.


T 02 8281 5721 or 02 8281 5749

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