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Advanced Certificate in Internal Auditor in Shipping

Learn to conduct a complete internal audit & comply with all maritime standards in one course!

Starts 7 November 2019

Delivered by tutored distance learning

Acquire a full understanding of Internal Audit in Shipping

With the changing face of shipping and the demand for auditing regimes to be addressed, there is a need for nearly everyone who is working on board aship in a management capacity and those working ashore to be able to perform the role of an internal auditor as a minimum.

As shipping companies diversify, the need for internal auditors to meet the increasing demands increase and this is reflected in the way auditing is presented in the company framework.

Delivered by part-time tutored online learning, this course offers you the flexibility to learn with the tutoring of an industry expert while working full-time. The Advanced Certificate in Internal Auditor gives you a detailed understanding of the role of an internal auditor in shipping, and teaches students to conduct an internal audit using the auditing system that their company or organisation have in place.

This course has been built using the many standards available but to ensure that the maritime requirements for the ISM Code, ISPS Code, MLC 2006 and the ISO standards are met.

This course is taught in partnership with North Kent College.

When: 7 November 2019
Where: via Online Learning
Duration: 12 weeks part-time

Ideal for:

• Auditors, quality managers, heads of quality
• The Designated Person (DP)/Designated Person Ashore (DPA)
• The Company Security Officer/Company Cyber Security Officer
• Ship managers, superintendents, and operations managers wanting to understand internal auditing requirements
• Heads of security/security managers
• Regulatory managers/legal officers, maritime lawyers etc
• Shipping company personnel requiring an understanding of internal auditing and its impact on shipping
• Marine and insurance surveyors and Flag, Coastal and Port State Officers working in the maritime industry
• Allied professionals with a desire to develop their understanding of the role of internal auditing, such as insurers, brokers, consultants and L&D personnel

Course Modules | Courses Fees | Meet the Experts | About Online Learning


  • Introduction and What Is an Auditor and Attributes Required?
  • An Audit Process from Commencement to Completion and Interview Skills
  • Types of Non-Conformities and Dealing with Them
  • Audit Reporting and Action Process + Integration of Internal Audits to Meet More Than One Standard
  • The Various Standards and How They Are Applied to Shipping Companies
  • Case Study

Learn online with the support of an industry expert

john dickie

Capt John Dickie

Captain Dickie has spent over 40 years in the maritime industry and is managing director of JDass Ltd.

 hn spent over 20 years at sea from cadet to command on various ship types from oil, chemical and gas including combination carriers and bulk carriers to container ships.

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