16 Oct What will the BSB51615 Diploma of Quality Auditing teach me? | Part 1
The first unit from BSB51615 Diploma of Quality Auditing we will deal with is;
BSBAUD501 Initiate a quality audit.
This unit becomes one of four that are directly related to the auditing activity. We consider what the scope of the audit ought to be and that includes determining, with all relevant parties, what the actual audit objectives are.
We also consider what standards we will audit against e.g. if you are an RTO you would look at the Standards for RTO’s 2015, if you are a manufacturer and auditing the WHS activities and you will refer to the Work health and Safety Act of 2011. Regardless of your industry segment there will be standards to audit against and you must determine which elements you will audit and why. In the course you will using an ISO standard.
Before one conducts an audit there needs to be communication with the auditee to consider such things as the audit historical results. We also need to consider the organisational structure and what methods and techniques will be used in the audit. Basically we need to ensure the auditee understands exactly what we are going to do, when we are going to do it and why we are doing it. Any audit requires certain resources so the unit considers what the auditor requires plus it looks at what team members are required and how do you select them.
Once the team is selected a complete and documented audit plan must be developed which covers off the agreed scope and objectives. At this time certain duties are allocated to individual members of the team and consultation occurs with the team to ensure everyone is clear on what the outcomes and objectives are.
The last element in this unit has you identifying and preparing checklists and the required audit documentation.
This first unit is important because it sets the scene so to speak for what is about to occur.