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[WS03] CQI & IRCA Certified ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor (Quality Management Systems) Training Course


CQI & IRCA Certified
ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor (Quality Management Systems) Training Course

Through the management system audit and certification, the organization can demonstrate its ability on legal , legislation, standards, contractual obligation, policy and procedures compliance.
Also the competence to plan, operation and continual improvements the management system to control the risks and achieve its expected outcome.
Course Objective
  • Highlight the significant changes on the new 2015 standard as compared to the interpretation and application of the current ISO 9001 Standard.
  • Focus on ISO 9001 and ISO 19011 Standard requirements
  • Strengthen the foundation of audit methodology, skill & techniques.
  • Learn to describe the purpose of an ISO 9001:2015 QMS audit and satisfy third-party certification.
  • Acquire the skills to plan, conduct, report and follow up a QMS audit that establishes conformity and enhances overall organizational performance.
  • Identify the aims and benefits of an ISO 9001:2015 audit.
  • Interpret ISO 9001:2015 requirements for audit application.
  • Understand the role and responsibilities of an auditor in planning, conducting, reporting and following up on a quality management system audit.
  • Grasp the application of risk-based thinking, leadership and process management
  • Access the latest auditor techniques and identify appropriate use.
  • Build stakeholder confidence by managing processes in line with the latest requirements.
Course Outline
Day 1, management system knowledge (ISO 9001)
  • The benefits of QMS
  • Process approach, Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) and QMS
  • QMS terms and definitions 
  • The management system processes:
  • Documented information required by the Standard and the Organization 
Day 2, guidelines for auditing management systems (ISO 19011 and ISO 17021)
  • Purpose of audit
  • Internal audit, supplier audit and certification audit requirements
  • Audit processes
  • Auditor responsibilities 
  • Audit programme 
Day 3, simulate the process of planning, preparation for an audit
  • Planning an audit (initiate contact, contract)
  • Preparation of audit work documents includes audit trails and checklis
  • Conduct a Stage 1 audit (document review)
  • Prepare a Stage 2 (on-site) audit plan
Day 4, simulate the opening meeting, on-site audit activities, and role-play
  • Opening meeting
  • Roleplay for audit scenarios 
  • Practice audit skills of collecting audit evidence
  • Prepare audit findings and results, includes conformance, non-conformity (NC), and opportunity for improvement (OFI)
  • Prepare audit report 
Day 5, simulate the closing of on-site audit - close meeting and follow-up
  • Close meeting 
  • Audit follow-up
  • Evaluating correction, corrective action including root cause analysis and audit finding closure
  • Management system certification 
  • Course summary and examination
Who should attend?
This is intended for those who will be involved in leading audits of a QMS that conforms to latest ISO 9001 in any organization.
  • Managers
  • Corporate governance managers
  • Risk and compliance managers
  • Consultants
  • Auditor
Participants should have prior knowledge of:
  • Management systems, including the core elements of a management system, the responsibilities of top management and the Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) cycle
  • The fundamental concepts of a quality management system and the seven quality management principles of ISO 9000
  • The requirements of ISO 9001 and its commonly used quality management terms and definitions
You have successfully completed ISO 9001:2015 QMS Understanding & Application and/or Internal Auditor Training course, or any equivalent working experiences.
  • Written examination
Course Completion
  • Successful candidates will be issued a certificate recognized by the International Register for Certified Auditors (CQI-IRCA) as part of the requirements for registration as assessors.
Delivery Method 
  • This course will be conducted through a online training

Should you have any questions, please free feel to contact Ms. Joanne Chan during office hour.

Tel: (852) 6050 8153                Email:

Office Hour: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Monday to Friday)


Remarks: Early bird discount: settle fee one month before the course. No Group discount. Course time :09:30 - 17:00 “HKQAA reserves the right to cancel the course, change the trainer, content, date, time and / or venue as necessary. Please read the terms and conditions at the bottom of this page before enrolment.”

Course Code Date Duration Course Fee Course Fee (Early Bird) Language Location
WS03E/HK-02A (E-learning) 13-17 February 2023 5 days 10800 10300 English with English materials Online Platform (ZOOM)
WS03E/HK-05A (E-learning) 8-12 May 2023 5 days 10800 10300 English with English materials Online Platform (ZOOM)

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