It’s pretty clear that the job market is changing. And whilst the ‘job for life’ scenario might not exist anymore, there are some professions that are definitely in demand, including internal auditing.
Let’s just get a couple of things clear; auditing doesn’t only apply to financial systems. Auditing is a requisite of any management system, including quality assurance, workplace safety and environmental management. Internal auditors work for the businesses directly, reporting to the owner or management team.
Internal Auditing Training
There’s a very good reason why many more people are seeking internal auditing training. With increasing legislation concerning workplace safety and environmental management, and an ever-growing demand for quality by consumers, more and more businesses are implementing ISO management systems. That, in turn, leads to an increased demand for internal auditors.
There are a couple of different ways of getting into this career; you can organise training yourself or you might be approached by your current employer to take on the role. You could even approach your employer, express an interest in training and suggest they arrange training for you.
Find an ISO System Trainer
The good news is that you can sign up for a quick internal audit course to get a feel for the work and receive your basic training. Run over a couple of days, the course will provide a good understanding of the requirements of auditing and qualify you to conduct internal audits.
To ensure you receive the most relevant and useful internal auditing training, it’s best to use a provider that specialises in ISO Standards and management systems and is Exemplar Global-accredited. For Queensland, this would be Standard Consulting in Brisbane.
Make Your Move
As well as learning how the system works you will also get invaluable training on communication skills, reporting, root cause analysis, the PDCA Cycle and more. Your course will comprise of both theory and hands-on mock auditing.
A quick internal audit course could be the best career move you make this year.