AQ Assurance Marks

Advanced Auditing Skills

Duration: 2 days + ELearn pre-course
Cost: $1449.00 per person + GST

Course overview

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Course overview

This course is designed for individuals conducting internal audits or managing an internal audit programme. Assessments are conducted as part of the course.  It is designed to provide auditors and prospective auditors with the skills and confidence to carry out auditing activities in a professional and technically correct manner.

“The trainer was great with the participants. He was very friendly, welcoming and made sure everyone understood the course content.” Employee at Scalzo Food Industries

What is covered?

  • The principles and philosophies of quality management
  • Best practice in auditing and the audit process
  • The soft and hard skills used in auditing

Who should attend?

  • Those who are involved in auditing and need an advanced understanding of audit practices

Key benefits

  • Learn how to apply quality management concepts within your company
  • Learn the fundamental principles of quality auditing including how to define the scope of an audit and how to write the final audit report
  • Understand the key roles and attributes of an auditor/lead auditor
  • Understand how to achieve best practice in auditing
  • Train with a NZQA recognised Private Training Establishment (PTE)


  • Unit standard 8086 – Demonstrate knowledge required for quality auditing (Level 4) (4 credits). Theoretical component to be completed on the course
  • Pre-course e-learn module (a link will be sent to you within 10 working days of the training)


Our course incorporates pre-course learning online. Please allow 2 hours to complete this module. You may log in and complete this module at times to suit your schedule, however you must complete the knowledge check in 1 attempt .

The pre-course module is a compulsory requirement of the Advanced Auditing training. This provides additional evidence in order to award unit 8086 as part of course completion. To receive certification, both the pre-course e-learning and on-course theory modules must be completed and marked as competent.

Those new to auditing are advised to complete Introductory Auditing Skills

Entry Requirements

English Proficiency

It is recommended that all students with English as a second language have a level of written and oral English equivalent to IELTS 5.5.  

Age requirements 

You will be required to be 18 years old or older to be able to enrol in our courses.

Course duration

Pre-course work + 2 days classroom training 

Allow up to 40 hours to meet the requirements of the training 

Your role

The client accepts full responsibility for failure to abide by any pre-course or post-course requirements. This includes, but is not limited to, completing and returning
course documents, evidence of competency, attestation forms.
Clients will be given a timeframe to complete these forms and return to AsureQuality. Failure to return a completed attestation or verification before due
date may prevent the unit standard from being processed as competent, certificate issue and fail to complete recorded on the training record. 

Timeframe for completion

10 weeks from the course start date


If you require an extension for this assessment, please contact our team directly at

Training Options & Pricing 

We offer different training options: Public Schedule Classes and In-House Training.

Public Schedule Classroom

See our selection of set course dates on our public schedule.  Individuals can attend courses that are delivered in the classroom, face to face with our trainer.  We supply catering for your training on the day.  You will see the date and location (City + venue) beside each option to choose your preferred course to attend.  We encourage you to train with your team and can offer group pricing for groups of 3 or more trainees.

In-House Training

We offer training in-house exclusively for your team.  We can deliver in the classroom face to face, to a maximum class size of 10 trainees.   (external link)

View pricing information here  for in-house rates.  

Interested in Virtual Instructor-Led Training?

Our focus is minimising any potential disruptions to our customers and partners, working with you as you navigate scenarios that may be affecting your business, and respecting policies you may be putting in place.  

We are able to offer this training via Virtual Instructor-Led Training for in-house groups only


A non-unit based assessment is included in the course.

Learning Support

Please contact our team in advance if you have any special learning needs or additional support is required on the day. Trainees with literacy concerns may request a reader/writer support for non-unit standard based training.