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– An online course by auditors, for auditors

Do you want to learn how to use visuals to analyse your audit data, get on the same page as your team and how to communicate your audit story? Then the brand-new e-learning course on the AFROSAI-E Learning Platform (ALP) is the answer.

The Netherlands Court of Audit developed the online course, Visuals in Audits, by building on the insights of their Design Audit Team. The interactive course is available free of charge to staff from all SAIs world-wide, for self-paced learning. The course will be of value to SAI auditors who want to increase or test their knowledge in this field. Do you want to know more about this topic? Click on the link to read the article, Visual Stories That Transform Audit Speak Into Engaging, Understandable Reports, that appeared in the INTOSAI Journal in Winter 2019.

This course is currently available in English and will be made available in Arabic, Dutch, French and Portuguese by August 2021.

The course includes five modules and will take a learner about 90 minutes to complete in full.

  • Basics of visual theory

The basics of visual theory

  • Visuals to analyse

How to use visuals to structure and analyse audit data

  • Visuals to get on the same page

How visuals can help you, your team and your supervisors collaborate to get on the same page

  • Visuals to get the message across

How visual stories can deliver your audit message to your audience

  • How to brief a designer?

How to brief a designer to make visual stories that fit your audit

 To access the course go to and click on the E-learning tab (top right). Click on register and complete the profile information. You will receive an email confirming access within 24 hours. With your confirmed username and password, you can then log in on the AFROSAI-E Learning Platform (ALP), enrol for the course and start learning.

Queries regarding access to ALP, can be sent to Annerie Pretorius at the AFROSAI-E Secretariat:

Feel free to send your comments or share experiences on this course to Ms. Marike Noordhoek (NCA) at You can reach out to for questions on the content of the course or for inclusion in the community of practice.