Conduct internal quality audits

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 SIFXADQ002, 'Conduct internal quality audits'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Conduct internal quality audits' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Prepare for internal audits.

1.1 Identify areas of compliance to be audited.

1.2 Establish benchmarks for the quality audit and liaise with technical staff and external consultants, as required.

1.3 Access required documents and sources of information.

1.4 Confirm methods for the conduct of audits according to workplace policies and procedures.

1.5 Adjust audit frequency in response to workplace needs or client feedback.

1.6 Contact appropriate staff and organise appointments for audit.

2. Perform audits.

2.1 Conduct observations, review of documents and interviews.

2.2 Complete relevant audit documentation requirements.

2.3 Consult appropriate personnel about audit results.

2.4 Document compliance results in audit reports.

2.5 Complete non compliance reports that include evidence and supporting information on areas of non compliance.

2.6 Identify and document system variances and make suggestions for improvements.

3. Respond to audit report.

3.1 Note employee responses to audit reports and identify issues to report.

3.2 Identify areas for improved practices arising from audit and refer to appropriate staff.

3.3 Implement changes to operational processes as part of continuous improvement system.

3.4 Follow up and check results of changes to operational processes.