ID 417

Automotive Core Tools for Process and System Auditors


In order to ensure a high quality of the audit activities in the companies and the entire supply chain, auditors need to have the appropriate competence in relation to the respective methods. The IATF 16949 clearly emphasizes this requirement for the competence of the auditors. The efficient approach during the audits is an important success factor. This training deals with typical audit situations along the Automotive Core Tools.

Target audience

This two-day training course is aimed at qualified VDA 6.3 process auditors who wish to apply for an extension, as well as prospective VDA 6.3 Process and IATF System auditors who are seeking qualification.

Prerequisites for participation 

Participation in this training requires good knowledge of the Automotive Core Tools. Participants can see which tools are included in the training in the following list of quality methods. In preparation for the training, it is recommended to refresh the expertise with appropriate sources, if necessary:



Advanced Quality Planning / Product Development Process

VDA Volume Maturity Level Assurance for New Parts (MLA)

Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Special Characterisitcs

AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook and VDA Volume Special Characteristics

Statistical evaluation of measuring systems (MSA)

VDA Volume 5 – Capability of Measurement Systems

Statistical Process Control (SPC)

Economical Process Design and Process Control (VDA Volume 4)

Sample Processing Methods

VDA Volume 2 – Production Process and Product Approval (PPF)

Control Plan


IATF 16949


Problem-solving techniques

VDA Volume 8D – Problem Solving in 8 Disciplines



The participants strengthen their technical competence and deepen their knowledge on the basis of typical auditing situations in the context of quality methods, focusing on an efficient approach. Both the assessment of the technically correct application of the respective methods and the case-specific assessment of typical situations are a central component of the training.

Concept and Methods

During the training, the technical input on the single Core Tools (RGA / APQP, VDA 2 / PPAP, FMEA, VDA 5 / MSA, Cmk / PpK / CpK / SPC and 8D) will alternate with work tasks, single and group work exercises on typical examples. The main focus is on the quality methods that are crucial for the German automotive industry. Priority is given to the practical application by the participants.


  • 01.- 02.04.2020, Vienna
  • 30.09. - 01.10.2020, Graz

Duration: 2 days


€ 1.350,- (excl. 20 % VAT)

Certificate and application

Qualification certificate

After passing the test, the participants will receive a certificate of qualification.


Please use the application form

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Your contact person

Andrea Ivezić

Executive Director QAA d.o.o. – Edukacija, certifikacija i evaluacija

Igor Panin

General Manager QAA d.o.o - Edukacija, certifikacija i evaluacija




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