Lead Auditor Skill Set

Lead Auditor Skill Set

With ASQA’s current focus on RTOs implementing self-assurance practices and being able to demonstrate that the RTO is a quality provider, there is a massive demand within the VET sector for highly knowledgeable and suitably qualified and experienced RTO auditors.

Auditing is a highly specialised field of practice, and it is essential for RTO auditors to have the specialised skills, knowledge, and expertise to identify any current and potential non-compliances with the Standards for RTOs, the NVR Act and the RTO’s other legal obligations.

Why is RTO Compliance so important?

With the VET sector being as highly regulated as it is, your RTO’s compliance with the NVR Act, the Standards for RTOs and the various other laws and regulations is critical.  ASQA’s focus on Provider Self-Assurance means that your RTO must be able to demonstrate practices, systems and processes to critically examine its performance and student outcomes on an ongoing basis.

As a VET Compliance Practitioner, there are several skills, abilities and knowledge areas that are essential for you to be 100% effective in your RTO Compliance role, including:

  • a thorough, in-depth understanding of the correct interpretation of the Standards for RTOs

  • a thorough, in-depth understanding of to effectively implement the Standards for RTOs in your RTO’s compliance system

  • the skills and knowledge to rectify non-compliances that have been identified during internal compliance reviews

Who is this course for?

This Skill Set is for RTO Compliance Practitioners who are required to lead audits as a part of their job role.

Units of competency in this course

​You will complete the following 4 units of competencies:

  • BSBAUD411 Participate in quality audits
  • BSBAUD511 Initiate quality audits
  • BSBAUD512 Lead quality audits
  • BSBAUD513 Report on quality audits
Course outcomes

Once you have completed the requirements of this Skill Set, you will be awarded a Statement of Attainment. The completed units can contribute to credit towards BSB50920 Diploma of Quality Auditing.

Delivery and resources

This course is delivered as follows:

  •  Structured Online learning 
  • Resource Libraries 
  • Ongoing support
  • On-demand coaching


AICP will provide you with all the learning resources needed. Our resources are custom developed and completely contextualised to the VET sector which means that you will be able to implement what you learn, as you learn.

Course duration and assessment

Although learners typically complete this course within 3 months, your course enrolment can be extended by an additional 2 months, subject to AICP's policies and procedures . 

Entry requirements
  • AICP requires all course participants to have:

    • a high level of language, literacy and numeracy levels; sufficient to interpret and analysis complex documents, prepare written reports and develop organisational documents
    • have access to workplace resources to complete assessment activities
    • an intermediate level of technology skills – sufficient to use computer programs and telecommunications

    support of a relevant work role in an RTO environment to participate in audits for assessment purposes

Course Cost

$1,750 for self-funded learners with easy payment options available.

Please contact AICP if your RTO wants to enrol more than 3 staff in this course.

Upgrade your Lead Auditor Skill Set to Compliance Plus

What is the Compliance Plus Program?

AICP’s Compliance Plus program incorporates Module 1 of our new non-accredited The RTO Standards Unpacked! course in the CIV of RTO Compliance.  This course has been designed by Alex Schroder, Australia’s leading Sanction Management Specialist, Forensic Compliance Auditor and Administrative Appeals Tribunal Specialist.

Alex is a member of the inaugural ASQA Stakeholder Liaison Group (SLG) and various ASQA sub-committees focused on which is focused on self-assurance, audit practices, online learning in the VET sector and more. Alex is also an ITECA QLD State Committee Member, a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a qualified lawyer, and the developer of the Nationally Accredited 1CIV in RTO Compliance and the Diploma of RTO Compliance Management.

Why should I upgrade to the Compliance Plus Program?

Given that may of the Clauses within the Standards for RTOs interact with one another, and without a comprehensive understanding of each clause and the relationship between the various clauses, your effectiveness as a compliance practitioner is limited and you cannot be fully effective unless you have a complete and comprehensive understanding of the interpretation and application of the clauses within the Standards for RTOs. 

In Module 1 of the RTO Standards Unpacked! we unpack the Standards to a practical level where the meanings and interpretations of each Standard/Clause are explained for everyday use.   

At the end of this component, you will have the skills and knowledge to:

  • understand the full meaning of the clauses in the Standards for RTOs
  • understand how the various clauses in the Standards for RTOs are interlinked
  • determine how each clause within the Standards for RTOs is interpreted for ongoing compliance
  • identify the compliance requirements of each clause in the Standards for RTOs

implement the Standards for RTOs in your RTO’s day-to-day operations

How much extra does it cost to upgrade to the Compliance Plus Program?

All AICP learners can upgrade to the Compliance Plus Program for an additional $550 (this is a saving of $345 off the cost of Module 1 of the RTO Standards Unpacked! course).