ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Course Overview

ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Course Outline

Module 1: Definition and Fundamentals

  • International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO)
  • Introduction to ISO 9001
  • Basic Terminology of Quality Management System (QMS)
  • Principles of Quality Management System (QMS)
  • ISO 9001 Family of Standards and Versions
  • ISO 19011:2018
  • Fundamentals of ISO 9001:2015

Module 2: Structure

  • ISO 9001:2015 and its Clauses         
  • Process Approach
  • PDCA Cycle
  • Layout Standards that Follow the PDCA
  • Scope and Limitations
  • Limitations of ISO 9001
  • Benefits of ISO 9001

Module 3: Internal Audit Structure

  • Auditing Types, Procedures, and Planning
  • Auditing Techniques
  • Phases of an Audit
  • Assessment of Audit Reports and Documents

Module 4: Internal Auditor

  • Roles
  • Responsibilities
  • Leadership Skills

Module 5: Audit Programme

  • Audit Programme
  • Process Audit Checklist

Module 6: Audit Report

  • Audit Reports
  • Audit Findings
  • Follow-Ups

Module 7: Procedures

  • Procedures in Reference to the 9001:2015
  • Scope of QMS
  • Objectives of a QMS
  • Policies of a QMS

Module 8: Methods to Operate a QMS Efficiently

  • Challenges Faced During Implementation
  • Methods to Operate a QMS Efficiently
  • Implementation Process

Module 9: Risk Management

  • Risk and Opportunity
  • Risk-Based Thinking
  • Conducting Risk Assessments
  • Risk Assessment Methodology
  • Risk Assessment Implementation
  • Risk Register

Module 10: Roles and Responsibilities of a Lead Implementer and Quality Team

  • Roles and Responsibilities of a Lead Implementer and Quality Team
  • How to Maintain QMS Structure?
  • Corrective Actions
  • Records
  • Sequential Operation Process
  • Measurement and Monitoring of Processes
  • Controlling of Errors

Module 11: Lead Auditor Training

  • Roles and Responsibilities of a Lead Auditor
  • Team Selection and Planning
  • Lead Auditor Requirements, Scope, and Procedures
  • Design and Development
  • Tips for Lead Auditors
  • Report Preparation, Findings, Reconciliation, and Conclusions

Module 12: Audit Activities and Techniques

  • Opening Meetings
  • Daily Discussion Meetings
  • Closing Meeting
  • Presentation of Reports
  • Non-Conformance Report
  • Tools and Techniques

Module 13: Methods of Collecting Information

  • Visual Observation
  • Examination of Records
  • Employee Interviews

Module 14: Certification

  • Certification Process for Organisations
  • Selecting an ISO 9001 Registrar
  • Steps to Certification
  • Prepare for the Certification Audits
  • Stage 1 Audit
  • Stage 2 Audit
  • Re-Certification Audit

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Who should attend this ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Course?

The ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Training Course is designed for experienced auditors, quality management professionals, and individuals responsible for leading and conducting audits of ISO 9001 quality management systems. This ISO 9001 Certification Course can be beneficial for a wide range of professionals, including:

  • Quality Control Managers
  • Production Managers
  • Auditors
  • HR Managers
  • Process Engineers
  • Training Managers
  • R&D Specialists

Prerequisites of the ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Course

There are no formal prerequisites for this ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Training Course. However, a strong foundation in Quality Management concepts and business processes can be beneficial for the delegates before attending this ISO 9001 Certification Course.

ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Course Overview

The ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Certification Course provides comprehensive training on conducting and managing first, second, and third-party audits of Quality Management Systems (QMS) against the ISO 9001 standards. Given the critical role of quality management in achieving business excellence, this ISO 9001 Certification Course is pivotal for professionals aiming to ensure that organisations meet and exceed the rigorous requirements of ISO 9001.

This advanced ISO 9001 Certification Training is essential for Quality Professionals, Auditors, Consultants, and anyone responsible for leading audits or overseeing a QMS. Proficiency in ISO 9001 and the ability to conduct effective audits are crucial for those seeking to help organisations optimise processes, increase efficiency, and enhance customer satisfaction. It is particularly beneficial for those looking to be lead auditors or quality managers within their organisations.

The Knowledge Academy 5-day intensive ISO 9001 Certification Course is designed to deepen delegates' understanding of the ISO 9001 standard's principles, practices, and techniques for auditing. Through theoretical knowledge and practical auditing exercises, delegates will learn how to plan, conduct, report, and follow up on a QMS audit. This hands-on approach ensures that delegates can apply ISO 9001 standards effectively, manage audit teams, communicate findings, and promote continuous organisational improvement.

Course Objectives

  • To understand the purpose and business benefits of a Quality Management System and the ISO 9001 audit process
  • To acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to perform and lead ISO 9001 audits effectively
  • To develop expertise in planning, conducting, reporting, and follow-up audits by ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021, where applicable
  • To enhance the ability to assess an organisation's capability to manage and improve its QMS
  • To learn to identify improvement areas and add value to an organisation through effective audit findings and feedback

After completing the ISO 9001 Certification Course, delegates will receive an ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Certification. This certification signifies their ability to conduct and lead QMS audits professionally, effectively, and in compliance with international standards. Certified professionals can support organisations in obtaining ISO 9001 Certification, improving quality and efficiency.

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What’s included in this ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Course?

  • ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Examination
  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors
  • ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Exam Information 

To achieve the ISO 9001 Lead Auditor, candidates will need to sit for an examination. The exam format is as follows: 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice 
  • Total Questions: 30 
  • Total Marks: 30 Marks 
  • Pass Mark: 50%, or 15/30 Marks 
  • Duration: 40 Minutes
  • Open Book/ Closed Book: Closed Book

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ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Course FAQs

ISO 9001 is the international standard that specifies quality management system requirements. It establishes the quality management system criteria and the standard family that can be certified.
Customer focus, leadership, engagement of people, process approach, improvement, evidence-based decision making, and relationship management are the principles of quality management.
Increases efficiency and revenue; boosts employee morale; gains international recognition; takes a more factual approach to decision making; improves supplier relationships; improves record keeping; and boosts customer satisfaction.
An ISO Lead Auditor is responsible for managing a team of internal auditors, appointing roles to internal audit team members, identifying organisational processes, and closing an audit meeting.
Yes, enhances auditing skills, credibility, and potential job opportunities in quality management systems.
Lead Auditors generally earn competitive salaries, reflecting their expertise and responsibility in ensuring compliance and system efficiency.
Lead Auditor Qualification typically requires comprehensive training in ISO standards, auditing principles, and passing a certified exam.
The cost varies by provider and region, typically reflecting the comprehensive nature of the training and examination.
There are no formal prerequisites for this ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Course. However, a strong foundation in Quality Management concepts and business processes can be beneficial for the delegates before attending this ISO 9001 Certification Course.
It provides recognition as a qualified professional to conduct third-party audits and helps improve career prospects significantly.
The course aims to equip delegates with the skills necessary to conduct and lead first, second, and third-party audits efficiently.
Completing the course opens opportunities in quality assurance, consulting, and management roles across various industries.
If you're unable to access your ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Certification Courses in Australia, please reach out to our support team for assistance. They can be contacted via our phone or e-mail. They will help you resolve any issues and ensure you can access your course without any problems.
In this ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Certification Course you will learn about the basic terminology of quality management systems, principles, family standards and versions, layout standards that follow PDCA, implementation of quality management, maintaining QMS structure, corrective actions, sequential operation process, and other related concepts.
The Knowledge Academy stands out as a prestigious training provider known for its extensive course offerings, expert instructors, adaptable learning formats, and industry recognition. It's a dependable option for those seeking this course.
The training fees for ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Course certification in Australia starts from AUD4395
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Course.
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