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IATF 16949 Auditing Fundamentals: Module 5 - Auditor Competence

Course Overview: 

This module is part of the IATF 16949 Auditing Fundamentals course which is part of the "IATF 16949 Auditing Programme". The IATF 16949 Auditing Programme is a collection of online courses consisting of 'bite-sized' modules aimed at anyone looking to gain a greater understanding and awareness of IATF Auditing.

This module focuses on the audit competence and is approximately 15 minutes in duration. You will be granted access for 12 months from the time of purchase and during this period, you will have unlimited access to revisit the content as often as you need to. 

Who is this for: 

Quality Management professionals, auditors, and any individuals interested in gaining an awareness about auditing to the IATF 16949 standard. 

Topics Covered: 

  • What makes a competent auditor?
  • Auditor types and roles within ISO 19011
  • The key skills, qualities and behaviours of a good auditor
  • An introduction to the IATF Auditor Guide
  • Relationships between competencies and criteria for performing an effective audit


Content within this module has been created by SMMT QMD, the UK's SMMT IATF Oversight Office sanctioned training provider. After successfully passing the knowledge test at the end of each module, you will be awarded an SMMT QMD certificate of completion.  

Why Choose SMMT QMD:

In order to strengthen the services we provide to the UK’s automotive quality management specialists and further underpin the competitiveness of UK manufacturers, SMMT Industry Forum has created SMMT QMD, its new Quality Management Division.

SMMT QMD was launched at the inaugural Automotive Quality Management Systems Conference in Birmingham in November 2018 and aims to ensure that the UK automotive industry plays an active role in the development and governance of national and international automotive standards. 

SMMT QMD will provide a community of practice to directly support UK quality professionals, ensuring standards are effectively implemented and improving competitive performance. As such, SMMT QMD will now provide the following services:

  • An industry association for quality managers
  • Training, professional development and resources
  • Publications
  • Practical help and support

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