Automotive – Quality Management System

ISO 9001 & IATF 16949 Internal Auditor and IATF Core Tools Training

Be well equipped to effectively manage your organisation’s automotive QMS

Be well equipped to effectively manage your organisation’s automotive QMS


This course is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to effectively conduct internal audits and implement core tools in the automotive industry.

Our ISO 9001:2015 & IATF 16949:2016 Automotive – Quality Management Systems Internal Auditor Training covers the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016 standards. Participants will learn how to conduct internal audits based on these standards, ensuring compliance with industry requirements. Our team of trained auditors will guide participants through the training, providing a valuable opportunity to learn from experienced professionals.

In addition, our IATF Core Tools training provides participants with a comprehensive understanding of the APQP, PPAP, FMEA, SPC, and MSA core tools. These quality core tools are essential building blocks for effectively creating and managing an organisation's quality management system. Our training program delves into process flows, Process Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (PFMEA), Advanced Quality Control Plans, shop floor documentation, and how they can be linked and used to achieve process standardisation and improvement. We also focus on PPAP, Statistical Process Control (SPC), and Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA). 

Upon completion of the course, participants will be equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to conduct internal audits and implement core tools, ultimately improving the efficiency and effectiveness of your organisation's quality management system.

Duration: 5-day course (3-day for IATF 16949 Internal Auditor course & 2-day for IATF Core Tools course)
Language: English


At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Gain an understanding of the ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016 requirements
  • Prepare, conduct and follow-up on ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016 audit activities based on ISO 19011:2018 auditing guidelines
  • Gain the skills to assess an organisation’s capability to manage its automotive quality management system
  • Write factual audit findings, audit reports & important points to be observed during audit closure
  • Gain basic understanding of the core tools used in New Product Development for effective auditing program
  • Learn hands-on approach to AQP and its relationship to Program Management to give the knowledge and skills needed to participate in a team that will introduce new products and processes smoothly
  • Understand the use of Process Management to achieve standardization and improvement using Process Flow Diagrams, Process FMEA and Process Control Plans
  • Understand all major automotive industry approaches to FMEA’s and Control Plans and the variations in current use
  • Develop the understanding and skills necessary to measure and monitor manufacturing processes and correct problems when they arise
  • Gain understanding of statistical tools required for auditing an organizations knowledge and use of statistical methods; and
  • Know how to conduct SPC & MSA

Topics to be covered in this course include:


  • ISO 9001:2015 & IATF 16949:2016 Internal Auditor course
    • Introduction of IATF 16949:2016
    • Benefits of a QMS
    • Basic QMS Structure and ISO 9001:2015
    • What do Process Approach, Plan-Do-Check-Act and Risk-based thinking concept mean?
    • ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016 requirements
    • Customer Specific Requirements
    • Documenting and implementing Quality Management System
    • How to conduct an internal risk-based process approach audit?
  • IATF Core Tools Course

    Day 1
    Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)

    1. Introduction to FMEA
    1.1 What is FMEA?
    1.2 Compare and contrast the different types FMEA
    1.3 Types and selection of key quality characteristics for use in a FMEA process 
    1.4 Linkages between DFMEA, PFMEA and Control Plan

    2. Overview of steps in developing and applying a Process FMEA

    Measurement System Analysis (MSA)

    1. Introduction to Measurement System 
    1.1 Metrology and Terminology 
    1.2 The Measurement Process and types of measurement errors

    2.  Variable Measurement System Study
    2.1 Stability Study
    2.2 Bias Study and Linearity Study

    3. Variable Measurement System Study
    3.1 Repeatability and Reproducibility Study

    Day 2
    Statistical Process Control (SPC)

    1. Basic Statistics for Quality Control, Assurance and Improvements
    1.1 Understanding Variation
    1.2 Population and Sample
    1.3 Measure of Location
    1.4 Measure of Dispersion

    2. Statistics Process Control
    2.1 Fundamental and Concept
    2.2 Analysis and interpretation of Patterns (Trends)  in Control Chart
    2.3 Steps in Control Chart Setup
    2.4 Types of Variable Control Charts

    3. Process Capability
    3.1 Introduction to Process Capability and Benefits 
    3.2 Steps involved in a capability study 
    3.3 Interpreting Defective level from Process Capability

    Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)

    1. Fundamentals of APQP 
    2. Plan and Define Phase
    3. Product Design and Development Phase
    4. Process Design and Development Phase
    5. Product and Process Validation
    6. Feedback, Assessment and Corrective Action
    7. Control Plan and terminology

    Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) 

    1. Purpose and scope 
    2. Submission Requirements
    3. Submission Levels Requirements
    4. Approval Status and Record



Participants will learn through lectures, case studies, group exercises and discussions.


This course is specially designed for:

  • Management representatives
  • Executives from organizations willing to implement, maintain and improve the Automotive Quality Management Systems
  • Engineers and Managers (in middle and senior management) who are actively involved in the development, maintenance and internal auditing of existing / proposed Automotive Quality Management Systems

Prerequisite: None


The course content and structure are designed by the domain experts from TÜV SÜD.

With immense experience and knowledge in the relevant standards, our team of product specialists and technical experts at TÜV SÜD, developed the course content based on current business landscape and market requirements.

  • What are the benefits of enrolling in this course?
    • World-class training – by learning from TÜV SÜD’s industry experts and training specialists
    • Interactive learning style – with interactive formats such as lectures, illustrations and simulations are used
    • Networking opportunity – where you can meet and build network with like-minded individuals at our instructor-led training
    • Gain a competitive edge – by getting trained by experts known in the fields of safety, security and sustainability.



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