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BSB51615 – Diploma of Quality Auditing

Course Description

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who possess a sound theoretical knowledge base and use a range of specialised, technical or managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate their own work and/or the work of a team. They may work as quality assurance managers, quality facilitators, quality and improvement consultants or service quality system support analysts.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

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

Course Overview

Entry requirement


Pathway From the Qualification

After achieving this qualification, Candidates may progress to higher level qualifications.

Credit/Advance Standing/RPL

Our college recognises the skills and knowledge that students may have gained through previous studies, workplace and life experience. They may be entitled to gain recognition of prior learning before or after commencing the course that may exempt them from attending one or more units. Students who believe they already have the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency can request a copy of the RPL application form. Students are provided with information regarding the evidence required for each qualification and must provide valid, sufficient, current and authentic evidence to demonstrate competency. RPL is based on a portfolio and interview approach, where students accept the main responsibility for identifying, gathering and submitting evidence about their achievement of the competencies. The RPL process may involve a practical demonstration assessment too.

Work placement and Industry Membership

No work placement and industry membership providers for this course at this time.
Additional supports and services
Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities. The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18.

Possible Career Outcome
  • Occupational Health
  • Safety Practitioner
  • Occupational Health and Safety Officer
Course Structure

Course Outline

Total number of units = 8

This qualification has no core units.

8 elective units must be selected, of which:

  • 3 elective units must be selected from the Group A units listed below
  • 2 elective units must be selected from the Group A or Group B units listed below or from an equivalent level qualification within this Training Package
  • 3 elective units may be selected from the Group A or Group B units listed below, or any currently endorsed Training Package, or accredited course at the same qualification level
  • if not listed below, 1 unit may be selected from either a Certificate IV or Advanced Diploma qualification.

Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Unit of Competency

Unit Code Unit Name Core/Elective
Group AElectives
BSBAUD402 Participate in a quality auditElective
BSBAUD501Initiate a quality auditElective
BSBAUD503Lead a quality auditElective
BSBAUD504Report on a quality auditElective
BSBINM501Manage an information or knowledge management systemElective
BSBRSK501Manage riskElective
Group BElectives
BSBMGT502Manage people performanceElective
BSBMGT516Facilitate continuous improvementElective

Course Delivery

This course is being delivered by an external flexible delivery mode via fee for service. There is no requirement to attend classes but there are workshops held throughout the year. Your training is centred around your work place.

You will have 12 months in which to complete your studies

During the 12-month period, you can should expect to commit an average of 110 hours per month to developing your knowledge and skills. This includes the time you spend at work practicing and developing your auditing skills.

The training we provide combines workplace training and supervision, regular meetings with the trainer, guidance sessions (e.g. Skype), attending one day workshops undertaking structured learning activities, personal research, reading and completing your assessments.

You will be guided by the trainer through regular scheduled personal contacts either at work or at an acceptable external location. Your personal training plan specifies what learning is required and you are encouraged to seek supervision especially in the application of skills at work.

Your progress is monitored by the trainer utilising the training record book and (if applicable) coordinated with the work place supervisor.

Subject reference materials, learner guide, training record book, training plan and assessment activities are provided by the trainer and they are also available via internet through the ASA portal.

Typically, a learner will


Type of activity Hours What we do
Workshops (10 x 6 hours each) 60 Reviewing practices and processes
Structured learning activities 80 Completing specific tasks to reinforce learning
Face to Face contact with the trainer 100 Regular ongoing contact with the trainer at your workplace reviewing learning materials and the training plan
Supervised workplace learning 800 We provide guidelines for you and your supervisor to continually expose you to activities to support your learning
= Amount of training 1040
Assessments 260 We provide you workbooks containing all the instructions and guidance needed as you progress
Total hours 1300 Approximately 110 hours / month


On enrolment and at the time of the initial interview, you will have the opportunity to review your current work experience (in auditing) and you will be informed about the opportunity for recognition of your skills and experience. It may mean that some of information can be used by the trainer to develop a specific training plan for you based on the principles of gap training and contextualised according to your working environment.  We will also take this opportunity to review your proficiency in LLN and outline to you the support services that are available if required.

Your progress is measured by the completion of learning activities and assessment within agreed time frames. You have 12 months to complete this course (but this may be extended by a further 6 months’ subject to the circumstances described in ASA policies and procedures).


All candidates for this qualification will be interviewed to establish whether they have the necessary pre-requisites (see Course Overview) and to ensure they have access to a workplace where they can receive supervision relating to developing their skills in Auditing. This will include having access to the Industry standards and work place documents and processes. During the interview all reasonable efforts will be made to ensure the applicant is aware of the demanding LLN requirements associated with this course and to ensure they have the capabilities to complete the course within a reasonable time. In addition the applicant will be provided the opportunity to complete a self -assessment instrument which can be used for an assessment via RPL.


Payment Options
We have a number of options to allow you to select a payment method best suitable to your financial situation. Please refer to course fee section get the current fee structure for this course.
Method of Payment: Online, Bank Transfer, CC over the Phone, Bank Draft
Please mention your preferred method of payment in your application form and our staff will confirm your payment and any associated cost for your course.


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