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Aviation Internal Auditor (Classroom, 5 days)

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The audit requirements, procedures and skills you need to know to get started as an internal auditor

This course prepares you to conduct consistent audits and drive continuous improvement within your organization. Learn about the audit process through a breakdown of its stages: the audit scope, objectives, follow-up and closing; and practice using techniques that deliver objective, measurable results.

ICAO and civil aviation authority audit requirements are covered in detail followed by a hands-on practical component.

Course format: This course is available at IATA Training Centers, regional partner locations, and on-demand as in-company training. This course provides 24 hours of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.

Next class

Mar 09 - Mar 13, 2015 - Singapore (IATA)

7 additional classes are scheduled. See all

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Plan an internal audit and involve the right people in your organization
  • Understand the regulatory requirements for an internal audit and conduct an audit that fulfills these requirements
  • Evaluate the implementation of a corrective action plan and conduct a follow up
  • Close an internal audit following corporate policies

Course content

Audit processes and programs

  • Establishing and implementing an audit program
  • Monitoring and improving an audit program

Audit planning steps

  • Defining scope and objectives
  • Developing checklists
  • Selecting  an audit team
  • Performing a document review
  • Gathering evidence and analyzing findings
  • Reporting results and conducting a follow-up

Regulatory agencies: laws, regulations and audit requirements

  • International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA)
  • European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) 
  • ISO 9000 Quality Management Systems (QMS) 
  • Safety Management Systems (SMS)

IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) awareness 

  • Operational management and control systems
  • Audit program

This course includes practical exercises and assessments:

  • Role plays
  • Audit practice scenarios
  • Final examination

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Who should attend

This course is open to staff from all aviation sectors, namely:

  • Quality, safety and operations managers
  • Recently appointed internal auditors

Prerequisites: An initial experience in the industry and basic knowledge of policies and regulations are recommended to follow this course.

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 70% or higher on all exercises and exams. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

This course is a step towards earning an IATA Diploma in:

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