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Virtual IATF 16949 Internal Auditor training

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  • Live instructor virtual training
  • Teams:Private Virtual Session
Course Hours: 24

About the Course

Virtual IATF 16949 internal auditor training
including OEM Customer Specific Requirements
How-to-audit the core tools
offered virtually 8a - 5p in your chosen time zone

About the training course
  • Teach students a method that makes reading and understanding technical documents like the new IATF 16949-2016 easier.
  • Teach students to recognize when an application of the QMS is working and when it is not working
  • Understand the purpose of an IATF 16949 internal auditing that is based on the ISO 19011 auditing guidelines.
  • Understand and learn to use the Process Approach including use of COPs, MOPs, Turtle Diagrams, and other industry specific techniques.
  • Know how to successfully perform a Process Audit.
  • Learn to interpret the standard from an auditor's point of view.
  • Learn how to plan and prepare for an internal audit so that you get results that prove that a process is working as intended or not.
  • Learn to follow the audit trail.
  • How to write nonconformance’s that are clear, easy to understand, and that can be acted upon.
  • Learn to be objective.
  • Practice auditing in a controlled classroom environment that helps learning to audit feel more comfortable
  • Develop audit skills so that students can immediately audit after the classroom experience is over.
  • Execute quizzes, mini-exams, and demonstrable skills that students can earn a competency rating that deems them competent internal auditors. Many CB auditors-external auditors want students to have evidence that they were also tested in the class, QAI provides that opportunity in the class to all students.
Students leave with audit experience. This training includes multiple hands-on, practice audit exercises that helps all levels of students, from beginners and intermediates to experienced person, get comfortable with the auditing process. A progressive series of activities helps students become experienced auditors in a matter of three days. By the end of the session, each student will have participated in 4-6 practice audit sessions. This provides the chance to improve with each experience so that when they return to the workplace they are ready to put their newly learned skills to work.

Upon completion of this class, you'll be ready for auditing your facility to the IATF 16949 automotive QMS.

The course starts with a detailed review of the IATF 16949-2016. This is a clause-by-clause review so that students understand the complete set of requirements that impacts not only their audits but the QMS back at the facility. Students will learn to use the training tool developed by QAI that makes breaking down and understanding technical documents into simple, easy method that can be used over and over again. This valuable method makes it easy for people that don't audit all of the time to be able to pick up the standard at any time and read it like a pro. It even helps them to explain the requirements to just about anyone in terms that anyone can understand.

This critical review of the standard sets the baseline for the remainder of the classroom experience. Along the way, we use case study examples that allow opportunity for students to practice applying what was just learned about the requirements to a case study example. Is it ok or is it a problem? It provides lots of discussion points and alternative points of views. But there is a right answer, and we'll share it and help students to understand why.

On day two, we cover the requirements of the Original Equipment Manufacturers. These are critical and required for Tier 2 and 3 Internal Auditors in the automotive industry. Then we take a dive in to how-to-audit the core tools. These are also critical and required since every customer requires them, and they certainly impact and drive how production takes place. In this part of the training, students practice applying the requirements of customers and core tools to case study examples.

Finally, on day three, students start the training for how-to-conduct a process audit. Process audits are required and have been around for a while, but they’re still not always understood by non-auditors. We cover what is a process audit and how to know when it is being done properly. This progressive set of activities will show students how to use common industry tools, like Turtle Diagrams, to help assure a good audit, meet requirements, but more importantly achieve results.

We use an actual QMS documentation set that was designed by professional auditors so that students can practice audit. This helps students understand how to ask questions, listen to the answers, and follow the audit/evidence trail. The case study system helps students to learn and aids in the development of process auditing skills.

Crafted just for the automotive industry, this course also includes OEM customer requirements and how-to-audit the Core Quality Tools. An in depth look at the standard with emphasis on the interdependence of customer requirements and the core tools, makes this class stand "head and shoulders" above so-called competitive classes.

As always and with all QAI classes, students are taught by professional and internationally certified auditors. QAI's instructors for the automotive industry classes receive special industry specific training several times each year. Our students get experts that are current with this fast-paced, always improving industry.
Course Agenda Day One
  • Introduction to IATF16949
  • Course Introduction
  • Overview of the IATF 16949
  • Class Size Case Studies
  • Individual Case Studies.
Course Agenda Day Two
  • OEM Customer Requirements
  • Customer Requirements and the relationships to the requirements of the standard
  • Describe how the Core Quality Tools are related to the requirements of the standard
  • The interdependent relationships of the Core Tools
  • How to process audit the core tools
  • APQP & Control Plans - How and what to audit
  • PPAP - How and what to audit
  • FMEA - How and what to audit
  • MSA-How and what to audit
  • SPC - How and what to audit
Course Agenda Day Three
  • Introduction to Process Auditing
  • How to Prepare for an Audit
  • Creating an audit plan
  • developing an audit checklist
  • Writing audit nonconformance’s that are understandable and that can be acted upon
  • Practice Audit 3-way practice sessions
Successful completion of training:
Successful completion of training: Students that successfully complete this course will pass a series of competency assessments, evaluations, and examinations that will lead to issuance of a certificate of successful completion (not just a certificate of attendance). This type of certificate is necessary for third-party IATF 16949 audits.

Training materials and ISO standards: Effective January 1, 2022

1) Students will be provided with access to online training materials rather than receive a binder of printed material.
2) A paper copy of the standard is not provided. It will be beneficial to have a copy for the training.
PDF copies can be purchased at many online locations and with immediate download.

About competency-based training
Competency based training is learning by doing. This is not just lecture: even in our virtual training sessions there are hours and hours of hands-on activities and practice activities to help make auditing easier and practical. This help make the training enjoyable, easy to learn, go by quickly, challenging, but fun.

Students get results that are measurable because competency training is based on your ability to demonstrate that you can effectively perform certain audit tasks.

Multiple examination of competency proving activities take place several times each day. Students receive feedback and guidance in each competency proving examination activity. The feedback and guidance help make certain that students not only understand the material but are able to apply it in their job.

The multiple examinations help instructors assure that a student understands and grasps the material. Instructors can then provide tailored guidance to help the student understand any gaps that may not have been closed to that point. Instructors like this format too because they get feedback along the way about how well they are transferring critical knowledge. It is a blend that works for everyone.

Reassessing and re-guiding from an instructor with "real world" experiences helps to improve confidence in abilities, helps in applying the newly learned information, and improves your competence.
About our instructors
With energetic, enthusiastic, and experienced internationally certified auditors as instructors, students get more than "slide readers" at all QAI training sessions. In this QAI Lead Auditor course, students get real-world, professional know-how partnered with outstanding training materials.
About the virtual training
Virtual training is conducted in the time zone listed.  In order for the virtual training to be interactive, like our in-person sessions always were, we use multiple tools to accomplish collaboration and document sharing. This requires that a student have multiple browser windows open at the same time. There’s no way around this in the virtual world.

For instance, you will review an electronic copy of a process and you will complete an electronic form at the same time. That will require two-windows to be open at the same time. If you have two-monitors, it makes it far easier. It’s not required, but it certainly is helpful for the student.
Tools you will need, wish for, or want in a virtual training
  • A copy of the standard(s) for the training. This is not provided by QAI
  • Windows 10 operating system or better
  • A headset with microphone is STRONGLY Suggested
  • Dual Monitors is STRONGLY suggested (This definitely helps with the multiple browser windows)
  • Ability to access QAI’s SharePoint folders and sites for the training
  • Training usually takes place in a quiet area. Please join from a quiet space (another reason for a headset)
After you register for a virtual training session
  • Registered students will receive an email from QAI to verify their readiness for the virtual training
  • Once the student completes the readiness quiz, they will be accepted into the training roster.
  • The training starts at 8a. Students can join up to the 30-minutes prior to the start time just to ensure there are no connectivity issues.
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  • Persons that will be auditing the automotive QMS 

  • Anyone that needs training on how to audit the core tools

  • Auditors taught by other training companies that weren't qualified to conduct training because they didn't receive CSR and Core tools training at the same time. 

  • Salespeople and customer service people that work with automotive customers. 

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