About the course

This new revision has expanded the requirement for suppliers to automotive industry to become registered to IATF 16949:2016. These requirements pertain to design and development, production and when relevant, installation and service of automotive-related products throughout the automotive supply chain.

Course Outlines

Prior Knowledge

While there are no formal prerequisites, it is strongly recommended that delegates have a working knowledge of ISO/TS 16949:2009 and/or familiarity with the newly issued standards, IATF 16949:2016 and ISO 9001:2015, in order to get the most out of this course. It is also advised that you have prior auditing experience and knowledge of the automotive core tools.

Course Objectives

Attendees of this course will learn to audit to the requirements of the standards using the automotive process approach. The course includes methods for auditing the automotive core tools; FMEA, SPC, MSA, PPAP and APQP.

Participants will learn to audit to the requirements of IATF 16949:2016 and ISO 9001:2015 using basic process-based auditing techniques by utilising the principles defined in ISO 19011, the international standard that defines the guidelines for conducting audits of management systems.

The course takes participants through the entire audit cycle: planning, conducting, evaluating, reporting, and following up and uses a variety of techniques, such as interactive workshops, simulated audit scenarios, tutorials, and case studies.

Course Content

These methods facilitate the development of the necessary skills to plan, lead and conduct a third-party audit including

  • Develop practical audit skills to facilitate value-added audits
  • Enhance evaluation and communication skills necessary to conduct effective audits,
  • Refine reporting skills to document value-added audit findings, and
  • Validate corrective actions for effectiveness

This training concentrates primarily on external second- and third-party audits and includes continuous assessment of attendee understanding, and an exam on the final day. Discussion of how to manage and conduct supplier assessments is also a component of this training.

Course Details


This course can be delivered via live online platform or in person


40 Hours


Monday – Friday


08.30 till 17.30 Mon – Friday


  • Delegate Manual
  • Course Handouts and Materials
  • Examination
  • Lead Auditor Certificate

REQUEST A QUOTE: Minimum of 6 delegates required for training to proceed

This course is eligible for IIS Funding up to 50% through Jobsplus.

You may proceed to register by completing and submitting the Booking Form or request a registration form by email to: training@tfork.com or call 99377934.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who Should Attend?

This five-day course immerses the participant in all aspects of conducting first, second- and third-party assessments of automotive quality management systems and will benefit those individuals who

  • want to become Certified Lead Auditors
  • wish to improve their auditing skills
  • want to become more familiar with ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016 in order to perform evaluations of their processes.
  • are responsible to perform assessments of their suppliers
  • manage the internal audit process for their organisations
  • are current internal auditors who wish to upgrade their skills


IATF 16949:2016 Lead Auditor Course


The course has been completely revised to meet the requirements of both ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016. These two standards contain significantly enhanced requirements from the earlier version of automotive quality standard ISO/TS 16949:2009.


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