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06 October 2017

Auditor workshop presentations now available - 2017

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:

  • provided information on the key uses of National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting data and the importance of data reliability and accuracy
  • outlined priorities for compliance management under the Emissions Reduction Fund
  • discussed findings and takeaways from scheme audits and the importance of contacting the Clean Energy Regulator for clarification
  • updated auditors on outcomes from the pilot inspection program, emphasising our regulatory approach to publishing certain decisions, and
  • proposed audit framework enhancements to strengthen controls around our schemes.

Our external speakers, included the:

  • Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (AUASB) who spoke about the latest developments with standards, and
  • independent auditor inspectors, who highlighted their findings from the current inspection program.

Presentations by the Clean Energy Regulator

documentasset:Audit Framework Enhancements

documentasset:Audit User Feedback

documentasset:Auditor Compliance Activities

documentasset:Compliance and Assessment

documentasset:Emissions Reduction Fund Compliance

Presentations by external experts

documentasset:Auditing and Assurance Standards Board - Update

documentasset:Registered Greenhouse and Energy Auditor Inspection Program - Audit Quality

S​afeguard mechanism workshop presentation - August/September 2017

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

S​afeguard mechanism workshop presentation - May 2016

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:

  • an overview of the safeguard mechanism
  • the process for setting reported baselines
  • calculated baselines – criteria and how to apply for a calculated baseline​

A copy of the Safeguard mechanism workshop presentation 2016 is available for download:

documentasset:Safeguard mechanism workshop presentation 2016

Presentations from Auditor Workshop - March 2015

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:

  • audit activities within the Clean Energy Regulator
  • lessons learnt from 2014 audits
  • participation under the Emissions Reduction Fund
  • audits under the Emissions Reduction Fund, and the transition from the Carbon Farming Initiative to the Emissions Reduction Fund
  • performance management of auditors, and
  • National Greenhouse Energy and Reporting Scheme reporting and assessment.

External experts also presented information about the following topics:

  • case studies by registered auditors, and
  • discussion on Code of Conduct, ethics and independence.

Presentations by The Clean Energy Regulator

documentasset:Audit and the Emissions Reduction Fund

documentasset:Audit Team Structure

documentasset:Auditor Performance Framework

documentasset:Key messages

documentasset:NGER Audit Framework 2014-15

documentasset:Participating in the Emissions Reduction Fund

documentasset:Compliance monitoring NGER 2013-14

 

Presentations by external experts

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

documentasset:Quality Control

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