Internal Audit Training

Internal audit training from QualityTrainingPortal.com

Course Outline
Course Objectives

Intended Audience

Quality professionals, engineers, managers and others responsible for conducting Internal Audits.

Time To Complete

4 hours (0.4 CEUs)

What are Internal Audits?

Internal Audits are an effective, non-threatening way to confirm an organization does what it says it is doing in terms of documented procedures, work instructions and standard operating procedures as well as applicable industry standards and government regulations. As the term “audit” implies, a major task for the internal audit team is to look for non-conformities and then assure that Corrective Actions Plans are developed and implemented to return the related process to conformity. However, unlike audits done by third parties or others from outside of an organization, a unique feature of internal audits is that effective audit teams will also highlight “Opportunities for Improvement” that can proactively trigger process enhancements.  Additionally, “Noteworthy Practices” than can be shared with other similar processes in the organization.

Internal Audit Training Online

The most valuable internal audits are well-planned, highly coordinated events that minimize disruption to the operation. The members of the internal audit team need to know the basic audit process, they need to know how to gather relevant information, how to document what they see and hear and how to dig deep in order to yield valuable insights.  Internal Audit Training prepares people to serve on internal audit teams, but it is also valuable training for anyone involved in an internal audit. The course provides a foundation for conducting internal audits and will assure that all those involved in the audit, those doing the audit and those who’s processes are being audited, have a common understanding of the audit steps, general objectives and benefits of effective internal audits.

This Training Enables Learners To…

  • Understand the purpose, objectives and benefits of Internal Audits.
  • Describe in detail the six steps for conducting Internal Audits.
  • Serve as a working member of an Internal Audit team.
  • Describe how Internal Audits can be used to improve existing operations.
  • Use the Ten Tips for more effective and efficient Internal Audits.

Recommended Prerequisites

  • None.

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Internal Audit Training Course Outline

Lesson 1 – The Audit Process

  • Understand the purpose, objectives and benefits of Internal Audits.
  • Preview six steps for conducting Internal Audits.

Lesson 2 – Preparation and Planning

  • Recognize that the bounds of the audit scope must be tightly defined and that staying within these bounds improves results.
  • Understand how to prepare for an effective audit.
  • Be aware of how important it is for all audit participants to remain objective.

Lesson 3 | The Opening Meeting

  • Appreciate the importance of a comprehensive Opening Meeting.
  • Know what agenda topics should be covered during the Opening Meeting.

Lesson 4 | Collect Evidence

  • Recognize viable sources of evidence.
  • Sort through the evidence to hone in on meaningful data that leads to valid conclusions.
  • Realize when there is enough data gathered.

Lesson 5 | Evaluate the Evidence

  • Consolidate evidence gathered.
  • Generate a composite picture of how well the organization’s performance conforms to Standards and documented procedures.
  • Separate and itemize nonconformities.
  • Rate nonconformities against a simple, relative priority scale.
  • Provide substantiated evidence of each nonconformity found.

Lesson 6 | The Closing Meeting

  • Appreciate the purpose and importance of the Closing Meeting.
  • Understand how to prepare the Audit Report.
  • Know how to prepare for and lead the Closing Meeting.

Lesson 7 | Audit Follow-Up

  • Recognize the need to confirm that changes made (at least for Critical and Major Nonconformities) have actually been made.
  • Be aware of the need to verify that the changes made are the right changes.
  • Know what to look for to ensure changes made are sustainable.

Lesson 8 | Auditing Tips

  • Be aware of tips and techniques that can lead to more effective audits and efficient outcomes.

Challenge

  • An assessment of the learner’s progress in this course.

Internal Audit Training Course Objectives

  • Understand the purpose, objectives and benefits of Internal Audits.
  • Describe in detail the six steps for conducting Internal Audits.
  • Serve as a working member of an Internal Audit team.
  • Describe how Internal Audits can be used to improve existing operations.
  • Use the Ten Tips for more effective audits.

Internal Audit Training Course Outline

Lesson 1 - The Audit Process

  • Understand the purpose, objectives and benefits of Internal Audits.
  • Preview six steps for conducting Internal Audits.

Lesson 2 - Preparation and Planning

  • Recognize that the bounds of the audit scope must be tightly defined and that staying within these bounds improves results.
  • Understand how to prepare for an effective audit.
  • Be aware of how important it is for all audit participants to remain objective.

Lesson 3 | The Opening Meeting

  • Appreciate the importance of a comprehensive Opening Meeting.
  • Know what agenda topics should be covered during the Opening Meeting.

Lesson 4 | Collect Evidence

  • Recognize viable sources of evidence.
  • Sort through the evidence to hone in on meaningful data that leads to valid conclusions.
  • Realize when there is enough data gathered.

Lesson 5 | Evaluate the Evidence

  • Consolidate evidence gathered.
  • Generate a composite picture of how well the organization's performance conforms to Standards and documented procedures.
  • Separate and itemize nonconformities.
  • Rate nonconformities against a simple, relative priority scale.
  • Provide substantiated evidence of each nonconformity found.

Lesson 6 | The Closing Meeting

  • Appreciate the purpose and importance of the Closing Meeting.
  • Understand how to prepare the Audit Report.
  • Know how to prepare for and lead the Closing Meeting.

Lesson 7 | Audit Follow-Up

  • Recognize the need to confirm that changes made (at least for Critical and Major Nonconformities) have actually been made.
  • Be aware of the need to verify that the changes made are the right changes.
  • Know what to look for to ensure changes made are sustainable.

Lesson 8 | Auditing Tips

  • Be aware of tips and techniques that can lead to more effective audits and efficient outcomes.

Challenge

  • An assessment of the learner's progress in this course.

Internal Audit Training Course Objectives

  • Understand the purpose, objectives and benefits of Internal Audits.
  • Describe in detail the six steps for conducting Internal Audits.
  • Serve as a working member of an Internal Audit team.
  • Describe how Internal Audits can be used to improve existing operations.
  • Use the Ten Tips for more effective audits.