APVMA quality management system

The APVMA maintains strong controls over its key processes to ensure its legislative obligations are met. The APVMA quality management system emphasises responsiveness to customers and stakeholders, consistency of output, efficient resource management and continuous improvement. It is reviewed and monitored by a monthly managers' meeting and is subject to internal and external audit.

APVMA Audit Committee

The APVMA Audit Committee is an essential part of the APVMA’s governance and risk framework. One of the main functions of the committee is the approval and oversight of the strategic internal audit plan. The committee also monitors the results of the annual financial statement audit conducted by the Australian National Audit Office.

Please see full details about the APVMA's Audit Committee, or ANAO Audit Report 2006 and the 2010 Progress on Implementation of Recommendations and Addressing Suggestions of the ANAO Performance Audit (2006).

Fraud control

The APVMA has a fraud risk assessment and a fraud control plan in place that complies with the Commonwealth Fraud Control Guidelines. The fraud control plan includes fraud prevention, detection, investigation, reporting and data collection procedures.

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