Course Title: Participate in a quality audit

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: MIET6152C

Course Title: Participate in a quality audit

School: 155T Life & Physical Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4235 - Certificate IV in Occupational Health and Safety

Course Contact : Namrita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254309

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Mark Grace

Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


This course has no pre-requisites or co-requisites.

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to prepare for and participate in a quality audit as a member of a quality audit team. The process includes reviewing designated documentation; identifying and developing checklists and audit related documentation; preparing audit schedules; gathering, analysing and evaluating information; and reporting findings to the lead auditor

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBAUD402B Participate in a quality audit


Evaluate information

Performance Criteria:

1. Evaluate information against prescribed benchmarks
2. Form a defensible opinion as to the meeting of these benchmarks by the auditee
3. Ensure opinions are formed from and supported by available information


Gather and analyse information

Performance Criteria:

1. Access a range of potential sources of information
2. Collect and make an initial assessment of sample documentation
3. nterview appropriate persons in relation to relevant documentation
4. Identify and report patterns, trends, interrelationships and areas of risk
5. Identify aspects of the audit that require the use of specialists and request appropriate assistance


Participate in developing audit schedules

Performance Criteria:

1. Access or prepare appropriate checklists/tools and audit related documentation
2. Confirm schedules and required resources with auditee before beginning auditing activities
3. Anticipate possible issues and outline strategies to address these issues, should they arise
4. Ensure preparation activities and documentation correspond to the audit plan
5. In consultation with auditing team, determine appropriate methods and techniques
6. Assist lead auditor in creating entry and exit meeting agendas


Participate in exit meeting

Performance Criteria:

1.Prepare for exit meeting
2.Ensure reporting arrangements are agreed upon and documented during the meeting
3.Ensure context and consequences of audit are explained, and follow-up is discussed


Report findings

Performance Criteria:

1. Formulate findings and prepare a corrective action report if discrepancies or non-compliances are detected
2. Examine results/findings against audit objectives and present to lead auditor
3. Report recommendations for improvements as applicable


Review auditee documentation

Performance Criteria:

1. Where applicable, review auditee's previous quality audits to establish possible impact on the conduct of the current audit
2. Request relevant organisational documents from auditee, and review and check the adequacy of these documents
3. Amend reviewed documents, and determine and source any further documentation required
4. Resolve issues which arise with auditee and relevant parties

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Participants will work individually and in groups.
Participants are required read the units course notes and any information provided on the RMIT Learning Hub.

Participants are also required to read the chapter from the recommended text relating to the session topic.

The learning activities include:
• Case studies
• Videos
• Collaborative classroom activities
• Peer interaction
• Simulations
• Reflection and discussion
• Accessing information on-line
• Workplace activities

Teaching Schedule

The delivery design of this course allows this module to be delivered as face to face for one day followed by ongoing support online@RMIT using RMIT learning hub.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

There is no prescribed text for this course as comprehensive course material will be provided.


Online learning materials can be accessed by going into the RMIT web sites Online Learning Hub. The online learning materials listed under each topic include:
•Subject outlines
•Lecture notes
•Reading materials

Other Resources

Further online learning materials are available and include:
•Articles of interest
•Class videos
•OHS videos
•Useful external links
•Learning Lab

Overview of Assessment

The participant must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements documentation, workplace activities, in class exercises, quizzes, practical problem solving exercises and presentations. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

Assessment Tasks

A major work based assessment – Workplace Audit - 80% of total mark
Online participation - 20% of total mark

A detailed assessment sheet will be distributed in class.

Assessment Matrix

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