ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor Transition




A change in the design and thinking in ISO 9001:2015 brings new challenges for auditors to apply their competencies to the accomplishment of audits. The change also brings great opportunity.

The changes to ISO 9001:2015 from ISO 9001:2008 incorporate input from manufacturers and service providers, change the focus to customers, and help organizations to use the process approach to achieve outcomes. These are great advances in standardization and, when combined with risk practices, should drive consistent outcomes with a greater confidence that the customer will be satisfied or even delighted.

If you have the opportunity to read the current ISO 9001:2015 International Standard, you will see that the clauses are less prescriptive and require the user to engage the process approach to implement the standard.

Moving away from a prescriptive approach to process approach requires new thinking on how to audit. The mere use of checklists aligned with a set of standard clauses will no longer work as auditing moves toward interviewing techniques rather than review of records, corrective action data, and policy. The writers of the ISO 9001:2015 standard are envisioning that audits will take place through a series of in-depth discussions and analyses against risk to determine whether customers will receive their expected outputs or services.

For an auditor, the types of skills required now move toward interviewing techniques—similar to investigators. It’s more about digging into the reasoning for the application of a process, rather than the demonstration of the process. For an audit team leader, focusing on team selection against process may mean more members to follow individual processes to completion rather than selecting clauses for auditing.

This programme will emphasize the concepts that will be difficult to audit including new requirements that are less prescriptive, including for example; not requiring procedures and records, risk based thinking, knowledge management, and many others.

On completion of this training course you will be able to:

Describe the role of internal audit in the maintenance and improvement of management systems

Explain the purpose and structure of ISO 9001:2015.

Plan and prepare for an internal audit, gather audit evidence through observation, interview and sampling of documents and records.

Write factual audit reports that help to improve the effectiveness of the QMS.

Suggest ways in which the effectiveness of corrective action might be verified.

 How Will You Benefit

  • How to adapt your auditing technique to accommodate the new and amended requirements in ISO 9001:2015.
  • How to audit the new requirements concerning organizational context and the application of a risk-based approach.
  • How to audit top management commitment and leadership.
  • How to audit processes and their interaction with other processes.
  • The importance of quality management for the organization and its customers.

Who Should Attend

  • All existing internal and external auditors that wish to be able to audit ISO 9001:2015.
  • Quality managers, process owners and anyone that needs to understand the ISO 9001:2015 audit process.
  • Anyone involved in the implementation or transition of ISO 9001:2015.


  • Delivery of the conceptual framework together with a demonstration of how systems and its components tie up and form a complete whole.
  • Once a concept is understood, practical application is applied.
  • Once application is made clear, implementation can be executed at work place.
  • Spoon-feeding (Delivered in a Take-Back-and-Do Approach).



Fee: RM 1,050 per pax

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Duration: 2 Days

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Sudesh Vadivaloo

Sudesh Vadivaloo is an effective trainer and a certified Lead Assessor. For 8 years, he is into quality training wherein he specializes in various subject matters, such as Quality Management function and the Supply Chain and Operation function. As one of the reputable speakers, he is in- demand within the local training industry. He has a lot of programs under his belt, which he developed through his experience and exposure to quality systems. Being results- driven, he makes sure that his workshop sessions are friendly and participative for everyone involves. His disciplined approach helps him improve individuals and organizations from various industries. Some of the in- house programs that he delivers include the Failure Mode Effect Analysis, Advanced Product Quality Planning, Safety and Health function, Personal Effectiveness and Maintenance among others.