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Training - Lead Auditor

This three day program follows our two day course in management systems auditing and provides the necessary competencies to conduct supplier & sub-contractor audits on behalf of your employer and or regulatory authorities.

Course objectives

By the end of the course students will be competent in subjects such as:

  • Auditing guidelines AS/ISO 19011:2011
  • AS/ISO 17021:2015 Auditing Standard
  • Auditor & Lead Auditor responsibilities
  • Conducting 2nd & 3rd Party audits
  • Supplier & Contractor auditing
  • Stage one desktop auditing
  • Audit planning
  • Audit reporting
  • Sampling techniques
  • Process based auditing
  • Team based auditing
  • Managing an audit program
  • Writing clear non-conformances
  • Objective & Subjective findings
  • Verifying Corrective Action
  • Opening & Closing meeting protocols
  • Audit requirements of popular standards

Course Details

Nationaly Recognised TrainingCourse Competencies (RTO 3839)

BSBAUD501 Initiate a quality audit
BSBAUD503 Lead a quality audit


Students must have completed our two-day course in Management Systems Auditing
or equivalent.

Students must have completed our pre-course exercise which is provided a week before the course.
It is advisable that students have at least 5 years working experience.

Course Assessment

Students are continually monitored by the facilitator during the course.  Students are required to complete a Student Assessment Record during the course which captures evidence that the student has completed all unit outcomes competently.  At the completion of the course there is an open book exam.  There is a post-course assignment that is to be completed in the student’s workplace which requires some audit evidence and verification by the student’s management that shows workplace achievement of course competencies.  This assignment must be returned within 6 months of course completion.

A Statement of Attainment will not be issued until all assessment activities have been completed.

Diploma of Quality Auditing

Upon completion of our Lead Auditor course you will have 4 competency units towards your Diploma.  All you need is 4 more units to get your Diploma. Through our collaboration with Steve Robinson from rightstrategy, the remaining units can also be completed with us.  Check our website for all course dates.  You have 5 years to complete all 8 units.

Course Applicability

This training course covers the underpinning skills and knowledge required to participate in, initiate, lead and report on audits as part of an audit team.  The types of audits may include external or internal systems and process audits. 

The process includes reviewing designated documentation, developing checklists and audit related documentation, gathering, analysing and evaluating information and reporting the findings to the audit client as a team member or lead auditor.  It applies to individuals with a broad knowledge of the quality auditing environment.

The course includes case study exercises to compliment the learning.
Criteria for applicable audits may be quality standards such as AS/NZS/ISO 9001, VET standards applicable to RTOs, Aged care standards, hospital quality of care standards, standards related to disability service providers, aviation regulation etc.

Course dates

See our Course Calendar to locate training dates and registration forms.