CQI&IRCA Certified ISO 9001_2015 QMS Auditor_Lead Auditor
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This CQI & IRCA training course provides participants with in-depth Quality Assurance knowledge and Auditing Know-how.

  • Highlight the significant changes on the new 2015 standard as compared to the interpretation and application of the current Standard.
  • Focus on the appreciation of The Seven Quality Management Principles, ISO 9001, ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021 Standard requirements.
  • Strengthen the foundation of audit methodology, skill & techniques to perform audits and draw audit conclusion based on audit findings.
  • Learn how to lead an audit team, conduct opening & closing meetings, collection of audit evidence against audit criteria and to present audit findings.


5 days | 9am – 5pm | 40 hours

Who should attend

Executives, Supervisor, Engineer, Managers, Safety Officer, Quality Professionals and Management Consultants who wishes to acquire this qualification as one of the pre-requisite for registration of CQI & IRCA QMS Auditor/Lead Auditor OR to enhance their professional auditing skills.

Entry Requirement

With reference to the latest CQI & IRCA requirements, you are expected to acquire the following prior knowledge before attending the class:

  • The Application of Plan, Do, Check, ACT (PDCA) Cycle in all processes within a Quality Management System.
  • The Seven Quality Management Principles and Its Application in The Context of ISO 9001:2015.
  • Commonly used Quality Management Terms and Definitions in Relation To ISO 9001:2015.
  • The adoption of “Process Approach” and “Risk-based Thinking” in formulating Quality Management System requirements.
  • The Model of a Process Based Quality Management System, showing the links to the clauses of this standard.

Special Note

CQI& IRCA reminds all certified QMS auditors that they must fulfil the transition requirements for the ISO 9001:2015 update before completing any audits against the new standard.

Course Fees

Member Fee: S$1,995.35
Non-Member Fee: S$2,190.90

SDF funding & Skills Future applicable
All fees stated are inclusive of Registration Fee, Exam & Certification Fees & 9% GST

Award of Certificate

Certificate of Achievement (CQI & IRCA certified)

Course Content

Total Training Hours: 40 hours
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    • Lecture1.1
      Understanding the requirements of ISO 9001:2015, ISO 19011:2011 and ISO/IEC 17021:2011 Standards
    • Lecture1.2
      Changes arising as a result of the adoption of Annex SL (The Management System Writer’s Standard)
    • Lecture1.3
      Major differences In Terminology Between ISO 9001:2008 & ISO 9001:2015
    • Lecture1.4
      Application of the “Seven Quality Management Principles”, “Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) Cycle” & “Process Approach”
    • Lecture1.5
      Risk-based Thinking in Formulating Quality Management Systems Requirements
    • Lecture1.6
      Terms & Definition: Audit, Audit Objective, Audit Scope, Audit Criteria, Audit Evidence, Audit Findings & Audit Conclusion
    • Lecture1.7
      Six Principles of Auditing and Their Application (Ref: ISO 19011:2011)
    • Lecture1.8
      Audit Plan vs Audit Program / Management of an Audit Program (Ref: ISO 19011:2011)
    • Lecture1.9
      Six Essential Steps in Performing an Audit (Ref: ISO 19011:2011)
    • Lecture1.10
      Responsibilities and Authorities of Auditor and Lead Auditor
    • Lecture1.11
      Prepare Audit Plan, Audit Checklist and Corrective Action Form
    • Lecture1.12
      Execution of Audit by Applying the Six Points of Audit Methodology (Ref: ISO 19011:2011)
    • Lecture1.13
      Documenting Non-conformity / Non-compliance, Corrective Action & Follow up Verification Audit
    • Lecture1.14
      Analysis and Presentation of Audit Findings and Audit Conclusion
    • Lecture1.15
      How to deal with classic problems during an audit?
    • Lecture1.16
      Desk-top audit session (Case study with role play)