BSBAUD411 - Participate in quality audits | WEA Sydney

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This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare for and participate in quality audits as a member of a quality audit team. The types of audits may include internal or external systems audits, process audits or product/service audits. The process includes reviewing designated documentation; identifying and developing checklists and audit related documentation; preparing audit plans and evaluating information; and reporting findings to the lead auditor. The unit applies to individuals with a broad knowledge of the quality auditing environment, who gather, analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources and provide objective audit findings, to be included as part of the audit report. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication. All assignments are completed online making it easy and portable to keep track of where you are up to.

  • Students will be paying this course in two payments, one with an initial fee of $200 on enrolment, with a marking fee of $75 to be paid when the assessor has finished marking your unit.
  • This unit must be completed within 3 months. Extensions (1 month - $50, 3 month - $150, 6 month - $350) can be purchased through the office upon request.
  • All students have 90 days to submit the required documentation on enrolment or WEA Sydney reserves the right to cancel their enrolment.
  • Access to our online learning platform will be issued once we have received and verified all your supporting documentation and USI number.

Course entry requirements

Those entering this program must be able to demonstrate vocational competency in their proposed teaching and assessing area. Vocational competency is defined as broad industry knowledge and experience. Effective language, literacy and numeracy skills to plan, research and write a range of documentation and present information as well as access to a computer and internet is also required. Please notify us during the enrolment process of any additional learning needs to maximise your potential. Please ensure that you have read the WEA Sydney Student Handbook before enrolling.

Elements and Performance Criteria

Review own role and documentation

  • Review own role and responsibilities within quality audit team
  • Review previous quality audits and determine impact on conduct of current audit, where required
  • Source required organisational documentation from lead auditor, and check the adequacy of the documentation
  • Review documents, and determine and request further documentation required
  • Identify and resolve documentation issues with lead auditor and relevant stakeholders, within scope of own role
  • Identify aspects of the audit that require the use of specialists and refer to lead auditor

Participate in audit preparation

  • Access or prepare checklists, tools and audit related documentation
  • Confirm schedule and required resources with lead auditor
  • Prepare for possible issues and outline mitigation strategies
  • Confirm that preparation activities and documentation align with the audit plan with required personnel
  • Determine appropriate methods and techniques in consultation with auditing team
  • Create entry and exit meeting agendas according to organisational templates, and present to required audit team member, where required
  • Participate in entry meeting

Gather and analyse information

  • Access a range of sources of information relevant to task
  • Collect, and make an initial assessment of, documentation
  • Communicate with relevant parties in relation to documentation
  • Analyse patterns, trends, interrelationships and areas of risk, and communicate to team according to own role and responsibilities

Evaluate information

  • Evaluate information against prescribed benchmarks
  • Form an objective decision regarding the level of compliance found
  • Check decision is formed from and supported by available information

Report findings

  • Formulate findings and prepare recommendations on corrective actions if discrepancies or non-compliances are detected
  • Examine results and findings against audit objectives and present to lead auditor
  • Report recommendations for improvements to lead auditor according to agreed documentation

Participate in exit meeting process

  • Prepare for exit meeting using exit meeting agenda
  • Confirm context and consequences of audit are explained, and follow-up is discussed

For a full overview of this individual unit, please visit the website.

Will you need to sit for any exams?

No, this is a competency-based course. You will need to show that you understand and are able to implement the learning you have received and will be required to competently complete assessment tasks for all units of learning.

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Assessments are made against units of competency.

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