Internal Auditing for Integrated Management Systems

Course Overview

This course provides guidance on auditing management systems, including the principles of auditing, managing an audit program and conducting management system audits, as well as guidance on the evaluation of competence of individuals involved in the audit process, including the person managing the audit program, auditors and audit teams. It is applicable to all organizations that need to conduct internal or external audits of management systems or manage an audit program.

Course Objectives

To familiarize participants with the six principles of auditing.

a) Integrity: the foundation of professionalism

b) Fair presentation: the obligation to report truthfully and accurately

c) Due professional care: the application of diligence and judgement in auditing

d) Confidentiality: security of information

e) Independence: the basis for the impartiality of the audit and objectivity of the audit conclusions

f) Evidence-based approach: the rational method for reaching reliable and reproducible audit conclusions in a systematic audit process

Course Content

  • Principles of auditing
  • Managing an audit program
  • Establishing the audit program objectives
  • Establishing the audit program
  • Implementing the audit program
  • Monitoring the audit program
  • Reviewing and improving the audit program
  • Performing an audit
  • Initiating the audit
  • Preparing audit activities
  • Conducting the audit activities
  • Preparing and distributing the audit report
  • Completing the audit
  • Conducting audit follow-up
  • Competence and evaluation of auditors
  • Determining auditor competence to fulfill the needs of the audit program
  • Establishing the auditor evaluation criteria
  • Selecting the appropriate auditor evaluation method
  • Conducting auditor evaluation
  • Maintaining and improving auditor competence

Course Methodology

The training is going to be highly interactive combination of lectures, group discussions, questionnaires, individual reflections, role plays, simulations and videos.

Target Audience

Internal and External Quality, Health and Safety, and Environmental Auditors

Duration

2 Days (0900 – 1700) with appropriate breaks for lunch, prayers, and refreshments.

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