BSBAUD501 (superseded)

Initiate a quality audit (Superseded)

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Trainer Manual

This unit is replaced by BSBAUD511.

Unit Information about the BSBAUD501 training material in this resource


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to initiate and organise a quality audit with an auditee. It covers assessing the scope and objectives of a quality audit; communicating with the auditee regarding the proposed quality audit; identifying resources required to conduct the audit; and developing and submitting a quality audit plan. The types of audits may include external or internal systems audits or process or product/service audits.

It applies to individuals with a well-established theoretical knowledge base in quality auditing who are proficient in using a wide range of specialised, quality auditing and managerial techniques to plan, carry out and evaluate a quality audit. Individuals also supervise and monitor the processes and outcomes of others working in a quality audit team.

Unit mapping information

This unit supersedes BSBAUD501B Initiate a quality audit

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Foundation skills

This unit contains foundation skills

Unit sector or competency field

Regulation, Licensing and Risk—Quality Auditing

Prerequisite, co-requisite or interdependent assessment of units

None specified

Assessment conditions

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in the regulation, licensing and risk – quality auditing field of work and include access to:

  • workplace documentation including previous quality audit reports, checklists, risk management plans and audit plans.

Assessors must satisfy NVR/AQTF assessor requirements.