Initiate a quality audit

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver BSBAUD501B, 'Initiate a quality audit'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Assess quality audit scope and objectives

1.1. Determine and discuss audit objectives with the auditee, client and all other relevant parties

1.2. Determine and discuss scope of the quality audit with the auditee, client and all other relevant parties

1.3. Identify relevant standards that impact on the environment in which the audit operates

1.4. Determine scope commensurate with identified risks

2. Communicate with auditee regarding proposed quality audit

2.1. Determine audit history, organisational structure and culture through consultation with the auditee

2.2. Negotiate and ensure agreement with auditee, the proposed audit methods and techniques to be applied

2.3. Outline audit processes to establish sequence of audit activities, and the roles of the auditors and auditees in the process

3. Identify resources required to conduct quality audit

3.1. Identify resources required to perform the quality audit efficiently and effectively

3.2. Select audit team members on the basis of relevant expertise

3.3. Confirm availability of resources required to conduct the audit with auditee

3.4. Assign roles and responsibilities to audit team members

4. Develop and submit quality audit plan

4.1. Develop quality audit plan according to established scope and objectives

4.2. Assign timing, schedules and responsibilities for implementation of the audit plan

4.3. Develop audit priorities and ensure agreement with auditees and audit team members

4.4. Document and submit audit plan to auditee

5. Prepare audit team

5.1. Inform audit team members of their responsibilities, audit objectives and scope

5.2. Communicate audit plan and schedules to all audit team members

5.3. Discuss and clarify audit methods and techniques with audit team members

6. Review auditee documentation

6.1. Review auditee's previous audits to establish possible impact on the conduct of the current audit

6.2. Review and check relevant organisational documents for accuracy

6.3. Resolve arising problems with auditee and relevant parties

7. Identify and prepare checklists and audit related documentation

7.1. Develop checklists to reflect audit scope and objectives

7.2. Develop or obtain documentation required for the audit

7.3. Prepare agenda for entry meeting

7.4. Include value-adding activities in audit related documentation where required

Qualifications and Skillsets

BSBAUD501B appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA50610 - Diploma of Public Safety (Explosive Ordnance)
  • PUA51609 - Diploma of Public Safety (Preventive Health)
  • BSB50307 - Diploma of Customer Contact
  • BSB51607 - Diploma of Quality Auditing
  • FPP50110 - Diploma of Pulp and Paper Process Management
  • FPI50105 - Diploma of Forest and Forest Products
  • FPI50410 - Diploma of Timber Truss and Frame Design
  • FPI50310 - Diploma of Timber Truss and Frame Manufacture
  • FPI60111 - Advanced Diploma of Forest Industry Sustainability