VDA 6.3 - Qualification as Process Auditor with Certified Examination
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VDA QMC
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Pretoria, South Africa

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ABOUT THE COURSE

BACKGROUND AND TOPICS

The VDA 6.3 process audit is an effective procedure for assessing processes in connection with planning and manufacturing a product. These audits are usually conducted within the organisation or with suppliers prior to series release, but also form a valuable contribution for process optimisation with already existing manufacturing lines. Furthermore, potential analysis – as part of VDA 6.3 – also constitutes a tried and tested method to select new suppliers. The third and complete revision of the VDA standard in 2016 had the main objective of simplifying and unifying the standard in order to give it a more practical and international orientation. With these new advantages, the worldwide importance of VDA 6.3 has increased. Moreover, this process audit standard can now also be applied to further sectors such as mechanical engineering and wind power. In order to conduct VDA 6.3 process audits, comprehensive knowledge, experience and competence is necessary. Thus, the qualification of relevant personnel is indispensable. With this offer, we address participants who want to achieve qualification as certified VDA 6.3 process auditors in a compact training course of five days.


TARGET AUDIENCE

This five day training addresses QM personnel tasked with conducting process audits in their own organisations (internally) or in the supply chain (externally), as well as external auditors (deployment as service providers).


OBJECTIVES

Taking into consideration the process approach and the respec- tive customer-specific requirements, this training introduces
the basics for VDA 6.3 process auditors for holistic application in automotive industry. This includes general requirements, methods, principles, the evaluation scheme and risk analysis. In addition, the underlying questionnaire is completely explained according to the assigned process elements (P1 – P7) so that participants can identify the respective risks along the supply chain and demonstrate the respective potential. The goal is to ensure a reliable assessment. Furthermore, the code of conduct for process auditors and the current SIs and FAQs are presented. Certified VDA 6.3 auditors are able to conduct process audits independently internally and at the site of their suppliers. After passing the examination, the participants will receive a certificate and an auditor card that provide evidence of their current and valid qualification. Thus they fulfil the requirements of customers or suppliers regarding their auditor competence.


PREREQUISITES FOR ATTENDANCE

Admission to the examination is only granted after successful review of the application. Evidence must be provided of at least three day auditor qualification on the basis of DIN EN ISO 19011 (e. g., VDA Auditor) and of at least five years’ industrial experience, of which at least two years in quality management.

As a new requirement, evidence of knowledge of the Automotive Core Tools must be provided. The training “Automotive Core Tools for System and Process Auditors” (ID 417) and the VDA qualification “Automotive Core Tools Professional” (ID 415, 416 and possibly 450) are recognized. Alternatively, evidence of a minimum two day training about Automotive Core Tools by another training provider as well as the passing of an Automotive Core Tools online quiz is required. If the quiz is not passed, the “Automotive Core Tools for System and Process Auditors” course (ID 417) must be completed (see graphical representation on p.44-45).

For the precise requirements, please refer to the application form on our website www.vda-qmc.de/en/training-and-profes- sional-development/application-forms.


Concept and Methods

During this training, technical lectures, exercises and case studies alternate in order to support the transfer of the topics into the participants’ own work practice with a particular focus on exchanging experiences between participants and the trainer.

On the examination day, the participants are given a written examination with 40 questions, which they have 60 minutes to answer. Furthermore, prospective VDA 6.3 auditors must pass an oral examination consisting of 30 minutes preparation time and a twenty-minute interview with two examiners. For preparation, the training material handed out during VDA trainings (incl. VDA 6.3) are admitted, and these must be brought along on the examination day.


CERTIFICATE AND AUDITOR CARD

After passing the written and oral examination, the participants will receive e certificate with a registered number and the re- spective entry into the VDA QMC database.


SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL

VDA Volume 6.3
For the current edition of the VDA 6.3 process audit, a new eval- uation and documentation tool has been developed as a web application. Users can obtain the VDA 6.3 Analysis Tool from the VDA QMC webshop:
www.webshop.vda.de/qmc

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