Automotive Quality Management System: IATF 16949

Our most requested competence training for Industry guidelines, methods and international management system standards.

Our Exemplar Global certified training courses on ISO 9001, IATF 16949, etc. are modular and may be booked according to personal needs.

Module 1 (2 days): Understanding the standard

Module 2 (advanced, 2 days): Qualification as internal auditor

Module 3 (advanced, 1 day): Qualification as Lead or Supplier auditor


Although the ISO 9001 requirements have been removed from IATF 16949:2016 Automotive Quality Management System requirements and are published as a separate ISO standard, IATF 16949 is not a stand-alone standard and must be used in conjunction with ISO 9001.

This course was developed to cover all requirements of both the ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016 standards, including the new IATF 16949 requirements for Internal and Second Party Auditors regarding Core Tools and Customer Specific Requirements. Audits conducted to ISO 19011.

Target audience:

All modules can be valuable for Quality Assurance Managers, IATF 16949:2016 implementation and transition team members, management representatives, and all others who would like to develop competency in IATF 16949:2016 and the auditing process for first, second and, third party auditing.

Training structure:

Module 1

  • Application of quality management principles in the context of ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016.
  • Relation of the quality management system to the organizational products, services, and operational processes.
  • Organization’s context and interested party needs and expectations related to the planning and implementation of a quality management system.
  • Application of the principles, procedures and techniques of auditing.

Module 2

  • Conducting of an effective audit in the context of the auditee’s organizational situation
  • Application of regulations, and other considerations relevant to the management system, and the conduct of the audit.
  • Personal attributes necessary for the effective and efficient conduct of an audit.
  • How to establish, plan and task the activities for the audit team; in line with ISO 19011.
  • Effective communication with the auditee and audit client.
  • Organization and direction of audit team members.
  • How to prevent and resolve conflicts with the auditee or within the audit team.
  • Preparation and completion of the audit report.
  • Purpose and application of the core tools
  • Linkage between the core tools and the IATF 16949 requirements
  • Importance of customer specific requirements

Module 3

  • Leading audit teams to ISO 19011
  • Review of audit process and audit management strategies
  • Practical application of principles of leading audit teams and conducting interviews

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