SDO Imus IQAs get upgrade thru ISO 19011:2018 training
Senior Education Program Specialist
TAGAYTAY CITY—The Internal Quality Auditors of the Schools Division of Imus City came home full of realizations after completion of the two-day training for Internal Quality Auditors (IQAs) held at Bali Village Hotel Resort from January 30-31.
Mr. Manuel “Awe” R. Arboleda of Rosehall Management Consultants, Inc. comprehensively discussed the Auditing Fundamentals using ISO 19011:2018, a course designed both for SDO’s eight potential and 22 experienced internal auditors.
The course underscored the importance of auditing fundamentals using ISO 19011:2018, the what’s and how’s in enhancing auditors’ knowledge, and standards in performing internal audits of a process-based and risk-based management system.
Mr. Galileo L. Go, OIC-Assistant Schools Division Superintendent, admitted that he became more aware of the fundamentals of auditing as compared before.
“I was supposed to attend another seminar but decided to attend the training for IQAs, and it’s worth it,” he shared.
For his part, Dr. Hermogenes M. Panganiban, OIC-Schools Division Superintendent, emphasized the importance of the internal quality auditors in the Quality Management System of the Division.
Panganiban mentioned that “audits can assist in monitoring the system and checking that it is meeting conformance and standards.”
He added that “the goal of an internal audit is to gather information about the effectiveness of the quality system…that is why internal quality auditors are considered significant in the auditing process.”
The IQAs are scheduled to conduct the first full cycle of internal quality audit from January to April and the second full cycle from May to August before the surveillance visit in September.
At the closing program, Mr. Gregorio A. Co Jr., the Division’s Quality Management Representative (QMR), reminded every personnel that “the challenge of any organization lies after the certification, that is, sustaining the implementation of the QMS and making sure that effectiveness of any procedure will be audited and monitored.”