19011:2018 Auditor Competency requirements

‘When auditing multiple discipline management systems, the audit team member should have an understanding of the interactions and synergy between the different management systems.
Audit team leaders should understand the requirements of each of the management system standards being audited and recognize the limits of their competence in each of the disciplines’.

Coursework and explanations

The course full fills the competency requirements through the following

  • The organization and its context: knowledge and skills in this area enable the auditor to understand the auditee’s structure, purpose, and management practices
  • Applicable statutory and regulatory requirements and other requirements: knowledge and skills in this area enable the auditor to be aware of, and work within, the organization’s requirements. Knowledge and skills specific to the jurisdiction or to the auditee’s activities, processes, products, and services
  • Management system standards and other references: knowledge and skills in this area enable the auditor to understand the audit scope and applicable criteria for the audit
  • Audit principles, processes, and methods: knowledge and skills in this area enable the auditor to ensure audits are performed in a consistent and systematic manner.

Risk based audit Comptency

Certified Management System Auditor Coursework 

1.0 Overview

The Certified Management System Auditor course work facilitates the understanding of the synergy, through demonstrating the interdependence of the disciplines. The program develops the competence of the auditee in the management of the respective disciplines, though interdependent, to provide an all-round auditor.

The course work explains the linkages between the Top Management and the Operations, utilizing Management Standard clause references. The management practices in relation to the Management Standards requirements.  For example, the application of risk in relation to the auditee’s activities because the 19011:2018 Standard requirement is

  • to ‘discuss strategic issues with top management of the auditee to determine whether they have considered these issues when evaluating their risks and opportunities’.
  • fundamentals of the discipline(s) and sector(s) related to the management systems standards as applied by the auditee.
  • application of discipline and sector-specific methods, techniques, processes, and practices to enable the audit team to assess conformity within the defined audit scope and generate appropriate audit findings and conclusions.

Cross-sector factors are provided in the coursework for evaluating risk and opportunities. The course construct is a methodology for the provision of objective evidence and the steps to be followed by the auditor.

Coursework Testing

Risk based Test, exams

The phases of the course are:

Phase 1 – 19011:2018 Standard

The first element of the course work is the student becoming familiar with the Risk-based auditing Standard 19011:2018 through their own copy

Phase 2 – Theory Testing

Complete a 100-question test, which is repeated until the 90% threshold is attained.

Phase 3 – Risk Organization Management Techniques

The mechanics of the Top Management and the Operations are explained – because to conduct risk-based audits the organization has to be viewed through a risk and opportunity lens

Phase 4

A test related to risk techniques from Phase 3

Phase 5

Send us a copy of your risk results, we will send you a one-time coupon for completing practice on the Electronic audit forms. The audit practice consists of Agenda, Opening meeting, Universal Audit form and Audit Report / Closing meeting forms. Email a copy of your first-time audit and we will send you your certificate.

The ultimate judge on the auditor competence is the Registrar auditor acceptance of the conducted audit

Risk-based Auditing is a principle of ISO 19011:2018. Our online self-directing training program is based on the connectivism theory.
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