Process Auditor Qualification Course as per VDA 6.3 (Third Edition)


Production processes are the soul of an organization and an organization’s overall performance and effectiveness primarily depends on the performance of each individual processes in the entire supply chain. Greater demands in the whole supply chain with higher expectations of products require robust processes. Moreover, as the time span from conceptualization of new product to its delivery to end point is becoming shorter, there is a greater need for the processes to be efficient and faster. This in turn places greater demands on the organizations involved, their work processes and their personnel. Therefore, organization’s processes are to be continuously monitored and improved.

“Process Audits” are effective tools in verifying and ensuring the health of processes thereby enhance productivity, reduce cost, improve quality and process capability.

By the end of the course students will be able to

  • Understand the basic qualifications required to perform a quality system or a process audit according to ISO 9001/ IATF 16949 either internally or externally.
  • Plan, prepare and performance a process audit based on VDA 6.3 and ISO 19011 using Automotive Process approach Methodology.
  • Know the importance of communication techniques in discussions and interviews during audits.
  • Become familiar with the specific VDA 6.3 evaluation schemes for the evaluation of processes


  • Knowledge of ISO –9001 / ISO/TS-16949 or IATF 16949 is pre-requisite.
  • Knowledge on Automotive core tools like SPC, MSA &
  • FMEA would be an added advantage.


  • The range of application
  • Auditor qualification
  • The audit process
  • Supplier self assessment & their analysis
  • Changes in evaluation methods
  • The automotive process approach (turtle etc.).
  • The VDA 6.3 questionnaire and requirements
  • Evaluation forms and overview sheets
  • Best practices, Lessons learned
  • Knowledge management for technical audit topics
  • Constitution of Audit teams.
  • Planning, preparation and execution of audits.
  • Communication techniques and Interviews
  • Audit role plays
  • Follow up actions after an audit event


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