Why do we audit?
The Victorian public sector is large and complex, and manages
significant resources and risk.
It outlays tens of billions of
dollars each year delivering an extensive range of
services. There are over 260 000 staff
across the departments, agencies, hospitals, catchment management
authorities, TAFES, water authorities, cemeteries, universities and
Given this size and complexity and the
inherent risk, there needs to be effective review and examination
of the public sector to ensure that all this investment and
work is being done well and resulting in
good outcomes for Victorians. VAGO’s audits seek
to provide this assurance.
Our reports also provide valuable reflections,
findings and recommendations on how to improve accountability and
performance. They can be a catalyst for change and
an impetus for decision-makers. Contemporary public sector auditors
seeks to add value in this way.
The impact of our work is broad and varied.
For example, VAGO audits and reports are used by:
- MPs to support passage of new
- Parliamentary Committees as
evidence for their own inquiries
- agencies to inform changes
to practices and processes
- the media to highlight issues
of public interest.
For more examples of the impact of audit, see
our Annual Report.
Last updated on 16/02/2017