Over a career, internal auditors learn to manage people and time and to understand complex processes and systems; internal auditors learn to think and communicate clearly, to cope with stress, to manage difficult conversations calmly, to plan, to assess critical matters and to articulate their findings.
They keep the airline compliant; they keep it improving; they check that what is meant to be done, is done, every time. They learn to work with all departments, all levels of management and all types of personalities; they evaluate things that matter and they learn and practice candor. Their work is important: they are the crash investigator before the crash occurs. In short, an internal auditor is more than a compliance officer. An internal auditor is an investigator, an analyst, a confidant, a reporter; what they know about themselves, about others, about human behaviour and complexity, about managing time and resources, about inspiring confidence and doing the right thing, even when it’s unpopular… would qualify them for many high-level jobs anywhere in the world.
Yet when you leave the airline, you walk away with nothing but stories, nothing much to show for all you learned and mastered. You walk into your future with no qualification, no formal recognition of an extraordinary and bankable set of skills.
Or so it used to be.
Now, what you learned as an internal airline auditor can earn you a Diploma of Quality Auditing from ASSET Aviation Institute, a qualification that opens up a career in a huge array of sectors, some as far from flying as could be imagined.
ASSET Aviation Institute is Australia’s only ICAO and IATA accredited aviation educator. The Institute is accredited to issue its diploma through RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning). The Diploma of Quality Auditing from ASSET evaluates an internal airline auditor’s expertise, experience and on-the-job learning against the Nationally Recognised Training Framework for auditing competencies.
The diploma tells the world beyond the aviation sector that you are a world-class systems auditor.