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IRCA 7105 - Quality Management Systems Auditor/Lead Auditor

Intl Registered Cert Auditors Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

An audit determines whether an organization's activities and related results comply with planned arrangements to deliver customer, stakeholder and regulatory requirements. A Quality Management Systems (QMS) auditor assesses the integrity and effectiveness of an organization's management systems. The International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA) has developed evaluation and certification methods that are used by auditor certification bodies worldwide. Over 1 million auditors have attend an IRCA certified course since 1984 and more than 120 countries are represented on the IRCA register. This Quality Management Systems Auditor / Lead Auditor Training Course has been developed to progress the student through a series of modules, each containing group activities with student presentation and participation. Successful completion of continuous assessment and the examination will earn a 'Certificate of Successful Completion' from Ashbrooke Quality Assurance Ltd. that satisfies the classroom training requirements for the IRCA QMS Auditor Certification Scheme. The course opens with a discussion regarding the Auditor's Code of Conduct. QMS auditor knowledge and skills are developed by examining the following with presentations, discussions, exercises and case studies: ISO 19011:2011; Quality Management Principles; Quality Objectives, Continual Improvement; Context of the Organization (Business Environment); Risk-Based Thinking – Review; Quality Audit Process; Quality Management System Documentation; Quality Audit Checklists; Quality Audit Plans; Pre-Audit Contact; Conformance Audit; Follow-up and Completion.



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Conduct Quality Management System (QMS) Audits through the QMS Audit Cycle component activities.
  • Determine levels of acceptability of documents reviewed to audit criteria during a QMS Document Review.
  • List investigation components of a QMS Audit Checklist.
  • Prioritize auditable activities and prepare a QMS Audit Plan.
  • Conduct an Opening Meeting with organization representatives.
  • Plan investigation areas and conduct interviews with affected persons.
  • Prepare a QMS Audit Report using gathered audit evidence.
  • Conduct a Closing Meeting with organization representatives.
  • Analyse outcomes and assess for effectiveness of corrective action responses.

Effective as of Winter 2018


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