The annual audit and assurance workshops were held in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth this year, attracting over 70 attendees.
The workshops are a key opportunity for the Clean Energy Regulator to meet with auditors, talk openly about all audit matters, and set expectations for the coming year. They also provide an opportunity for auditors to discuss their concerns amongst themselves, and with Clean Energy Regulator staff.
This year, the Clean Energy Regulator:
Our external speakers, included the:
documentasset:Audit Framework Enhancements
documentasset:Audit User Feedback
documentasset:Auditor Compliance Activities
documentasset:Compliance and Assessment
documentasset:Emissions Reduction Fund Compliance
documentasset:Auditing and Assurance Standards Board - Update
documentasset:Registered Greenhouse and Energy Auditor Inspection Program - Audit Quality
Presentations were organised to assist responsible emitters in preparing for the first compliance period under the safeguard mechanism. They focused on compliance options, including applying for a calculated baseline, a multi-year monitoring period, or an emission intensity variation.
A copy of the Safeguard mechanism workshop presentation 2017 is available for download:
documentasset:Safeguard mechanism workshop presentation 2017
The safeguard mechanism will apply to facilities that report under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) scheme and emit more than 100 000 tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2-e) covered emissions in a financial year.
The Clean Energy Regulator held safeguard mechanism workshops in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane during April and May 2016. The workshops were designed to inform and advise corporations of their obligations under the safeguard mechanism. The interactive workshop programme included:
A copy of the Safeguard mechanism workshop presentation 2016 is available for download:
documentasset:Safeguard mechanism workshop presentation 2016
The annual audit and assurance workshops held in Sydney on 20 March and Melbourne on 31 March were a great success with the events drawing over 100 attendees between them.
The annual workshops are a key opportunity for the Clean Energy Regulator to convey its expectations to the auditors on all audit matters. They also provide the opportunity for auditors to discuss their concerns amongst themselves and with Clean Energy Regulator staff.
Attendees who provided feedback on the workshops considered the events valuable, in particular the variety of speakers and the opportunity to meet with agency staff.
“Some interesting new topics were presented. The workshop has become a very interesting event on the calendar”.
“Another great workshop with interesting topics what extend on last year’s workshop outcomes.”
Staff from the Clean Energy Regulator presented on the following topics at the workshops:
External experts also presented information about the following topics:
documentasset:Audit and the Emissions Reduction Fund
documentasset:Audit Team Structure
documentasset:Auditor Performance Framework
documentasset:NGER Audit Framework 2014-15
documentasset:Participating in the Emissions Reduction Fund
documentasset:Compliance monitoring NGER 2013-14
documentasset:Creating Successful Technical Assurance Partnerships - Damon Roddis
documentasset:EYs Sustainability Assurance Methodology and the NGER Audit Determination
documentasset:My experience as an RGEA - Tim Pittaway
documentasset:NGER and CFI assurance - Paul Dobson
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