Internal Audit Manager

The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) works hard to create equal opportunities for all Victorians to live a safe, respected and valued life.

Our areas of focus are child protection, housing, disability, the prevention of family violence, multicultural affairs, LGBTQI+ equality, veterans, women and youth. The work we do benefits thousands of Victorians, particularly those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable.

We work in a variety of community-based settings, including people's homes, residential facilities and secure settings across metropolitan, rural and regional Victoria.

We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated. All jobs can be worked flexibly, and we encourage applications from Aboriginal people and people from diverse backgrounds and abilities. .

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For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs (

Job Details

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Department: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Other
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DFFH/CDS/638001A
Closing Date: 09-Dec-2021
Salary Range: $125,893 - $168,473
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 2021-11-25 PD 638001 VPS6 Audit Manager DFFH.pdf (PDF, 87KB)
Job Specification

2021-11-25 PD 638001 VPS6 Audit Manager DFFH.docx (Word, 132KB)
Job Specification

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Contact: Steven Vlahos, ph.0411 433 654

Position Details


  • Able to apply audit management thinking to help achieve organisational goals? 
  • Able to establish, develop and maintain effective business relationships with internal and external stakeholders. 
  • A strong leader and communicator?
    An exciting opportunity exists for a Internal Audit Manager, on a Ongoing, Full time basis in Risk and Audit Unit.

The Risk and Audit Unit, led by the Chief Risk and Audit Officer, provides expert advice to the department on the application of the Victorian Government Risk Management Framework, supports the operation of the department's Audit and Risk Committee, and manages and coordinates the department's internal audit program.

The unit is responsible for the following functions that are pivotal to driving improved performance across DHHS:

  • Internal Audit and Victorian Auditor General's Office (VAGO) relationship– supports the department's Audit and Risk Committee and manages the internal audit program and the VAGO relationship.
  • Risk advisory ­– manages the department's risk policy, providing advice on how to manage and mitigate strategic and operational risks.

The Internal Audit Manager is accountable for supporting the Chief Risk & Audit Officer in developing and delivering of the department's Internal Audit Program, coordinating responses to external audits (e.g. VAGO), and for developing assurance reports and briefings to executive management and the Audit & Risk Management Committee.

The Internal Audit Manager is responsible for:

  • Effectively and efficiently conducting risk-based assurance reviews of the department's key governance systems, processes, and functions
  • Leading, contributing to, and successfully managing continuous improvement initiatives within the unit.

As our ideal candidate, you will be required to demonstrate:

  • Keep accurate and complete records of your work activities in accordance with legislative requirements and the department's records, information security and privacy policies and requirements.
  • Take reasonable care for your own health and safety and for that of others in the workplace by working in accordance with legislative requirements and the department's occupational health and safety (OHS) policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate how the actions and outcomes of this role and work unit impact clients and the department's ability to deliver, or facilitate the delivery of, effective support and servic

Mandatory qualifications or requirements for this opportunity include:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications.  
  • Professional Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, or eligible to apply.
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) certification highly regarded

For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria and qualification requirements for the role please refer to the Position Description attached.

The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its workers and clients. The department may require its employees to be fully vaccinated against preventable diseases such as the current coronavirus (COVID-19) based on Victorian Chief Health Officer's Directions as issued and updated from time to time. Vaccination requirements may differ from role to role based on their risk category and the duties performed. The department's policy (attached) outlines the risk categories and requirements for employees working for the department. Where relevant, proof of immunisation status may be required.
For this role, you are required to submit proof of vaccination prior to commencement. Please refer to the attached policy for more information - DFFH and FSV COVID-19 mandatory vaccination policy.docx (

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.
Please note, for this position, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document.
Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.
Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.  
For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs (
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