A study carried out in 2015 suggested 60% of Australian students were training for jobs that would either no longer exist, or would be replaced by automation. Imagine the results now!
One of the areas becoming increasingly automated is financial services, such as accounting and numbers auditing. However, there still is, and will be, a growing demand for management system auditing.
The explanation is simple. While numbers alone can be fed into a computer, it’s much harder to do that with issues like workplace safety, quality assurance and environmental management.
ISO Management Systems
And as more organisations implement ISO management systems, and seek accreditation, the demand for auditor training certification will also increase.
If you are looking for a change of career, audit training courses are a great place to start – particularly if you do come from an accounting or auditing background. This would suggest you already possess that enquiring, analytical mindset needed for successful certification.
Management system auditing is a career that offers responsibility, challenges, personal growth, and a good salary. And when we’re talking about ISO systems – or International Standards – there’s also the possibility of travel and working overseas.
Here’s a guide to what to look for in audit training courses.
Choose a speciality, such as Quality Management System (QMS), Safety Management System (SMS) or Environmental Management Systems (EMS).
Find a training body skilled in ISO management systems AND auditing – ideally with accredited auditors as trainers.
Ensure they offer Exemplar Global approved courses.
Check that the course includes both theory and practical training.
Book your place.
You may like to consider an Integrated Management System (IMS) Lead Auditor course. This incorporates three standards: Quality ISO 9001:2015, Safety AS/NZS 4801:2001 (ISO 45001), and Environment ISO 14001:2015.
Modules covered include Management Systems Auditing, Leading Management Systems Audit Teams, Auditing Quality Management Systems, Auditing Environmental Management Systems, and Auditing Safe Management Systems.