SAA recently conducted an on-site training programme, Audit Techniques for Lead Auditors Course in Tonga from 12 to 16 November 2012, for 18 participants from the Ministry of Infrastructure and the aviation industry in Tonga.
The opening address was delivered by the Acting Prime Minister of Tonga, Hon. Samiu Vaipulu. He expressed his gratitude to the Singapore Government and CAAS for conducting this first on-site training in Tonga. Present at the opening ceremony were the CEO of the Ministry of Infrastructure, Mr. Ringo Kalahuni Fa’Oliu, and the Director of Civil Aviation, Mr. Villi Cocker.
The Audit Techniques for Lead Auditors Course provides an overview of the fundamental requirements, principles and practices of auditing related to the safety oversight obligations undertaken by civil aviation authorities in response to the ICAO requirements for States to implement an effective regulatory and safety oversight system. It also provides participants with the knowledge in developing effective audit techniques and skills which will enable them to act as lead auditors/auditors to manage, plan, conduct and report on the audits performed in support of the State’s regulatory and safety oversight functions.