Manage/oversee an external audit of the establishment's quality system

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 MTMPS417A, 'Manage/oversee an external audit of the establishment's quality system'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Identify audit dates

1.1. Known or expected dates of external audits are documented on a schedule according to workplace procedures and practice.

1.2. Dates are confirmed and all company personnel affected by the external audit are notified.

2. Identify audit scope

2.1. Audit scope is described and conveyed to people affected by the external audit process.

3. Identify audit team size and length/duration of the external audit

3.1. Audit team size and audit duration are identified and necessary notifications are made throughout the workplace.

4. Review internal audit reports to check areas expected to be covered in the external audit

4.1. Internal audits are conducted, where necessary, and reported in accordance with workplace policy and procedures.

4.2. Previous internal audit reports and production reports are reviewed to identify past problem areas.

4.3. Past problem areas are monitored and reviewed.

5. Make arrangements for the external audit process

5.1. Arrangements for the days of the external audit are made and confirmed with the auditors.

5.2. Arrangements for greeting the external auditors and provision of workplace guide are made in accordance with workplace requirements.

5.3. Internal departments subject to the external audit are notified of the arrangements.

5.4. Roles and responsibilities of enterprise personnel in the process are determined.

6. Accompany the external auditors

6.1. Entry and exit interviews are facilitated.

6.2. External auditors are escorted throughout the duration of the audit in accordance with arrangements and workplace procedures.

7. Report on the external audit

7.1. Findings of the external audit are reported in accordance with workplace requirements.

7.2. Findings of the external audit are communicated to everyone affected or involved in the external audit procedure.

7.3. Findings of the external audit are followed up and corrective action is taken, where appropriate.

Qualifications and Skillsets

MTMPS417A appears in the following qualifications:

  • MTM40311 - Certificate IV in Meat Processing (Quality Assurance)
  • MTM40411 - Certificate IV in Meat Processing (General)