Task Force on INTOSAI Auditor Professionalization  (TFIAP)


In 2016 the INTOSAI Governing Board established the Task-force on INTOSAI Auditor Professionalisation (TFIAP) to do development work on the concepts of auditor competence in INTOSAI.

The two key deliverables that the TFIAP committed to produce in the period 2016 to 2019, were the updated competency framework and the new guide on pathways for professional development. Please find them here:

INTOSAI Competency Framework

Guide Pathways for Professional Development of Auditors in SAIs.



on International Standard for Supreme Audit Institutions (ISSAI) 150: Auditor Competence:

Please find the related documents open for comments below:

  1. International Standard for Supreme Audit Institutions (ISSAI) 150: Auditor Competence: ISSAI-150-1
  2. Guidance (GUID) 1950: Guidance on the development of competency frameworks for auditors: Guid-1950-1
  3. Guidance (GUID) 1951: Guidance on the development of pathways for professional development of auditors: Guid-1951-2
  4. Explanatory memorandum
  5. ISSAI 100 related to new ISSAI 150     

Respondents are asked to submit their comments electronically by 31 December 2021 to the email address IR@agsa.co.za . Please submit your comments on specific paragraphs using the
disposition table that accompanied the exposure draft. General comments may be submitted using PDF or Word documents. All comments will be considered a matter of public record and
may be posted on the issai.org website.



TFIAP journey timeline

Please find it here: TFIAP Journey timeline

On-going Activities

In the period 2020 to 2022 the TFIAP will focus on the following work areas:

  • Developing three professional pronouncements on auditor competence for inclusion in the INTOSAI Framework of Professional pronouncements (IFPP)
  • Providing access to competency profiles for positions other than audit in a SAI
  • Supporting the revision of the CBC guide on human resource management practices.

FIPP – project submission

FIPP – submission of draft professional pronouncements

Virtual task-force meetings – 10 March 2021

Please read the communiqué from task force chair Mr Jan van Schalkwyk: 20210222 TFIAP Communique#3.

For material referenced to in the above communiqué or other information on the outcomes of the meeting, please contact the task force chair.


Virtual task-force meeting – 25 June 2020

Minutes of meeting: TFIAP final – Consolidated notes for 25 June meeting PDF


Auditor of the Future

1. SAI South-Africa case study

Concept Document

Detail Unpacking of Concept

Related articles

Focus/month: The chartered accountant of the future: http://www.accountancysa.org.za/wordpress/focus-month-the-chartered-accountant-of-the-future/ 

2. Global Audit Leadership Forum (GALF) – 2015

Adithi Pandit submission (GALF 2015)

PWC submission (GALF 2015)

SAI New Zealand submission (GALF 2015)

SAI South-Africa submission (GALF 2015)

Concluding statement (GALF 2015)

Video links

Developing pathways for professional development of auditors in a SAI

(Please note that this video is 14 MB and may take time to download/view)



Competency Framework



Please find the membership list of TFIAP here:

TFIAP Membership list 2020


Chair of Task Force

Mr Jan van Schalkwyk

Email: janvs@agsa.co.za

Executive in the Auditor-General’s office • Auditor-General of South Africa
Tel: +27(0)12 422 9823 • Fax: +27(0)12 426 8257 • Mobile: +27(0)82 376 2246 •

Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA)
P.O. Box 446
Pretoria 0001
South Africa. E-mail: IR@agsa.co.za.


AFROSAI-E Bulletin 10 now available

AFROSAI-E Bulletin 10 now available

In the latest issue of the AFROSAI-E Bulletin you will find topics such as the dramatic economic, cultural and social transformations brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and how it has forced us to rethink the way we work as SAIs. This will be on the AFROSAI-E...

AFROSAI-E Bulletin 10 now available

AFROSAI-E Bulletin no 9 now available

Please find below the AFROSAI-E Bulletin 9 of 2021 for your reading pleasure. Using visuals to convey complex audit messages, is fast becoming an essential tool for auditors. We would therefore like to highlight that the online course, Visuals in Audits, is now...