Training on Stating Audit Findings and Updates on ISO 19011:2018 at NMP Training Annex Building


TACLOBAN CITY – In an effort to enhance the skills of internal auditors and ensure effective auditing practices, the National Maritime Polytechnic (NMP) conducted a comprehensive training program on stating audit findings and updates on the ISO 19011:2018 standard from May 30 to June 1, 2023. The training took place at the NMP Training Annex Building in Cabalawan, Tacloban City.

Recognizing the importance of properly stating audit findings and acknowledging that some auditors may lack prior knowledge, especially those designated as first-time auditors, the training aimed to address the challenges they face in reporting audit results appropriately and effectively.

During her welcome message, OIC ED Executive Mayla N. Macadawan expressed her gratitude to the auditors for accepting the added responsibility and conveyed her expectations for the 3-day training.

“Thank you for consistently accepting the challenge of working in the specific audit area each year. I hope that this training will help us simplify and improve our processes and focus on implementing our programs and procedures in a transparent, eff icient, and accountable manner,” she said.

She also emphasized the importance of adhering to the timely submission of audit reports, encouraging the identification and resolution of challenges through discussion and collaboration with the facilitator.

The training program had several key objectives, including acquiring a harmonized understanding of stating appropriate clauses for audit findings reporting, developing knowledge and skills in writing easily understood audit findings that elicit appropriate responses from auditees, enhancing auditors’ knowledge of fundamental audit principles and practices, providing an in-depth understanding of the ISO 19011:2018 standard and equipping participants with the ability to perform internal audits based on process-based and risk-based management.

The course content was divided into two main parts. The first part, “Seminar-Workshop on Generating and Reporting Audit Findings,” covered essential topics such as the introduction to Quality Management Systems (QMS), conducting on-site and remote audits, and practical workshops on stating and reporting audit findings. This segment provided participants with hands-on experience in effectively communicating audit results.

The second part, “Auditing Fundamentals Using ISO 19011:2018,” delved into the specifics of the ISO 19011:2018 standard. Participants received an introduction to the standard and gained insights into the PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) audit program, the auditing process, evaluation of internal audits, and the role of internal audit in continuous improvement.

The training program was facilitated by Ms. Rowena H. Domingo from Rosehall Management Consultants, Inc., who ensured that participants received the most up-to-date knowledge and best practices in audit reporting and ISO 19011:2018 compliance.

By empowering internal auditors with enhanced skills and updated knowledge, NMP aims to improve the quality and effectiveness of its audit processes, reinforcing the institution’s commitment to providing quality trainings and responsive researches to Filipino seafarers and the maritime industry.