GPM429 Corruption Prevention and Integrity Assurance (16)

This subject examines the different approaches to integrity assurance and corruption prevention and highlights the suitability of different approaches for particular challenges arising within the context of organisational corruption. It also includes an examination of post incident strategy and restorative approaches as well as pressures involved in building organisational resilience to corruption. It provides an overview and understanding of the main approaches to reducing corruption and ensuring public sector integrity. It focuses on both proactive and reactive measures. Trends in the use of coercive and intrusive techniques of investigation will be considered, as well as the emergence of specialised anti-corruption bodies. Challenges faced by those working in anti-corruption and integrity assurance will also be addressed

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security

Enrolment Restrictions

Post Graduate Students only

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate familiarity with the different approaches to corruption prevention and integrity assurance
  • be able to develop an appreciation of the pressures and barriers involved in building resilience within an integrity assurance work environment
  • be able to conduct research on at least one area of corruption prevention and integrity assurance, and provide a written analysis of the key issues and challenges arising in that area
  • be able to show through assessment tasks an increased ability to think critically about corruption and integrity assurance issues including an ability to develop strategies to effectively manage these issues
  • be able to critically assess the effectiveness of anti corruption bodies and frameworks


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Module 1: Understanding the Challenges of Corruption Prevention and Integrity Assurance 1.1 The Science of Corruption Prevention 1.2 Corruption Prevention Related Theories and Definitions 1.3 Corruption Types, Roles and Facilitators 1.4 Corruption Prevention General Principles 1.5 Corruption Prevention Challenges
  • Module 2: Corruption Prevention Strategy and Programs 2.1 The Aims and Focus of Corruption Prevention 2.2 Corruption Prevention Programs 2.3 Corruption Prevention Strategies 2.4 Anti-corruption agencies.
  • Module 3: Corruption Governance Models 3.1 Risk Assessment and Risk Management 3.2 Policy Procedure and Control 3.3 Training and Education 3.4 Compliance 3.5 Corruption Investigation
  • Module 4: Politicisation and Work Place Culture 4.1 Politicisation 4.2 Ethical Leadership 4.3 Workplace Culture

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of GPM429 in Session 2 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Essay 1
Essay 2
Case study

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.