Integrated Reporting Education Australia

Integrated Reporting Education Australia


Direct contact: Kylie Dumble

Professional Services firm KPMG Australia, UNSW Australia and Deakin University are working together to develop and run <IR> training through the Universities as an <IR> Foundation Partner in Australia.

The objective of the consortium is to build capacity and understanding of integrated reporting through undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Although the <IR> Foundation Partner courses aim to build an understanding of how to develop and interpret an integrated report, the consortium will also be building the fundamental concepts underpinning integrated reporting, and especially integrated thinking, into a broader suite of courses offered to students across the various University faculties over time.

For KPMG Australia who, through Nick Ridehalgh and Kylie Dumble, have worked with the IIRC since inception, and who also sponsor the Business Reporting Leaders Forum, this collaboration is a natural extension of their work to improve the quality of corporate reporting in Australia through their better business reporting (BBR) team.

Like members of the KPMG team, Professor Roger Simnett was a key member of the IIRC working group that developed the International <IR> Framework and will be working alongside Maria Balabat to develop course content at the UNSW Business School. Roger and Maria are keen to ensure UNSW business students are at the forefront of effective business reporting, as well as contemporary decision making through integrated thinking.

Likewise, Michael Bray, Professor Barry Cooper and Professor Peter Carey are driving <IR> through the Deakin Business School. Michael is the KPMG Fellow in Integrated Reporting at Deakin University, an IIRC Ambassador, and a recently retired KPMG senior partner. He continues to advise KPMG clients on Integrated Reporting. Deakin is also keen to develop a point of difference in effective business reporting and decision-making support through integrated thinking.

The Australian academic year is a calendar year, and so the initial Australian <IR> training consortium courses will not be offered until semester 1 of 2017.

Details of these Foundation Partner <IR> courses, as well as other relevant courses incorporating integrated thinking or sessions including discussion of the International <IR> framework,  will be published on the websites for UNSW Australia and Deakin University later this year.

Please contact with any questions about this training or to request further information.