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Southpac's Lead Auditor explains what’s involved, how you can prepare for each stage, and how to interpret the terminology associated with becoming ISO certified.

The ISO audit process explained

We look at what a QMS or Quality Management System (QMS) is, and how it helps organisations meet the quality standards for products and services.

What is a QMS?

Tips to make documenting your QMS easier, more effective and value-adding.

Documenting for your QMS

A Quality Management System (QMS) allows organisations to better service their clients’ needs while reducing costs associated with mistakes, rework, and poor communication.

QMS & Customer Satisfaction

Why would an organisation get certified? Getting certified to ISO standards for Quality, Safety or Environment is an important – and often necessary – step for businesses entering the next phase of growth.

5 Reasons to Get ISO Certified

Are you ready for ISO Certification?

A free downloadable checklist to determine if your Quality Management System is ready to be ISO certified


Free ISO Checklist

Is your business ready to achieve ISO certification?

This handy guide outlines 16 things you need to have in place to get your Quality Management System ready for certification.



Introduction to ISO 9001:2015

All Southpac Certifications clients receive complementary access to the Introduction to ISO 9001:2015 Online Course.

This course covers all the sections of the ISO 9001 standard and explains in plain language what this means and how it can positively affect your business. The course is ideal for business owners, managers or staff who will be involved in the maintenance and continual improvement of a Quality Management System.

All Southpac Certifications clients receive complementary access to the Introduction to ISO 9001:2015 Online Course.
Southpac offers nationally recognised Lead Auditor training through our RTO

5 Day Systems Lead Auditor Course

This nationally recognised training provides participants with the knowledge and skills to approach audits as a means for learning and improving, rather than an exercise to simply tick the boxes.

Delivered by experienced Southpac facilitators, this course is a must for anyone looking to manage and support the internal assurance programs run by their organisation.

Southpac Certifications' Lead Auditor outlines the process for achieving ISO certification in this 20 minutes webinar the Steps to Certification


What are the steps to getting ISO certified?

Southpac Certifications’ Lead Auditor breaks down the steps (and the jargon) to get prepared for certification.

Watch the Webinar

Certification Case Studies

Master Hire is an award-winning, family-owned business that has provided high- quality equipment hire and customer service to both commercial and residential clients for over 25 years.

Master Hire

ISO 9001 Certified Quality Management System

Teakle Composites took on the task of Quality Management System implementation and certification

Teakle Composites

Quality Management System Certification ISO 9001:2015

Southpac have been undertaking Newlands Civils system audits since 2013 and are a valuable support to management.

Newlands Civil

Certified Quality, Safety & Environmental Management System

Austructure adheres to the WHS regulations and codes of practice for all states as well as standards proposed by their major clients such as TMR, Queensland Rail and others.


Integrated Management System for ISO 9001 Quality, ISO 14001 Environmental and AS/NZS 4801 OHS

AASL has implemented an integrated management system to AS/NZS 4801:2001 for Occupational Health and Safety as well as following Worksafe Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016.

Accredited Asbestos Specialists

Integrated Management System to AS/NZS 4801:2001 for OHS

GNB are an accredited Energex service provider and maintain a high level of compliance to all Queensland Regulations for electrical works. GNB Energy have implemented an integrated management system to the following standards: ISO9001:2015 (Quality), ISO14001:2015 (Environmental) and AS/NZS 4801:2001 (OHS).

GNB Energy

Triple Certified under Southpac Certifications for Quality, OHS and Environment

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