VDA 6.3 Process Audit Training (Edition 3: 2016) (Online Training)

Course Objectives

Taking into account changing requirements in the automotive industry, German audit standard VDA 6.3/2010 has been revised to VDA6.3/2016. The objective was to reorganize the process audit, making it more precise to current automotive industry needs. The process audit is the link between a System Audit and a Product Audit.

This course provides delegates with an understanding of the audit requirements, concepts, and the roles of the internal auditor in relation to VDA 6.3. This German originated audit guideline focuses on Process Audit during the Product Development Phase and during the Serial Production Phase.

.Participants will learn to:

  • German Automotive’s process-audit methodology
  • The relations between product, process and system audit.
  • Understanding the planning, conducting and reporting on an internal audit performed against the requirements of VDA 6.3.

Target Audience

This course is designed for managers, executive and quality professionals who needs to understand and implement the VDA 6.3 process audit requirements. It is suitable for all involved in initial certification, maintenance and upgrading of auditing knowledge. No prior knowledge is required.


This Live Online / Virtual Training session will be conducted via a Live Streaming Platform in which the trainer will use interactive lecture and slide presentation to cover the modules stated below.

Course Modules

  • Module 1 – Introduction To VDA Quality Standard
    – VDA
    – VDA-QMC
    – VDA 6.1
    – VDA 6.2
    – VDA 6.3
    – VDA 6.4
    – VDA 6.5
  • Module 2 – Relationship Between Product, Process And System Audit
    – Relationship Between Product, Process And System Audit
    – System Audit
    – Some principles
    – Effective Quality Management
    – Process Approach
    – Ultimate process knowledge
  • Module 3 – VDA Definition For Process Audit
    – Process Audit
    – Application of process audit
    – Product Audit
    – Difference – process and product audit
  • Module 4 – Contents of VDA 6.3
    – P2 Project management
    – P3 Planning the product and process development
    – P4 Implementation of the product and process development
    – P5 Supplier management
    – P6 Process analysis/production
    – P7 Customer care/customer satisfaction/service
  • Module 5 – Risk Based Auditing
    – Risk based process audit
    – Identification of process risk
    – Risk based audit
  • Module 6 – Requirements for process auditors
    – Auditor qualification
    – Internal auditor qualification
    – Supplier audit qualification
    – Code of conduct for auditors
    – Auditor’s responsibility
    – Auditee’s responsibility
  • Module 7 – Audit Process Overview
    – Audit programme
    – Audit contract
    – Audit preparation
    – Implementation
    – Evaluation
    – Presentation of audit results
    – Follow-up and closure
  • Module 8 – P1 Potential Analysis
    – P1 Process Flow
    – P1 Evaluation of potential analysis
    – P1 Interpretation of results
    – P1 Interpretation of results for conditional approval
    – P1 Follow-up activities after contract award
  • Module 9 – Evaluation of the individual question
    – Evaluation of the individual question
    – Detailed evaluation and downgrading rules
    – Sub-elements of P6
    – Detailed evaluation
    – Overall level of compliance
    – Level of compliance for partial results
    – Rules for downgrading
    – Evaluation of product groups
  • Module 10 – Using the questionnaire
    – Using the questionnaire
    – Related serial production audit questions

Get To Know The Trainer

Trainer Tejwinder


Tej is one of the pioneers in quality system management development in Malaysia. Tej has been involved in quality management consulting and training for the past twenty five years. His last position was the Managing Consultant of a UK based international consulting firm’s Regional Office in Kuala Lumpur. Tej has trained over 50,000 personnel worldwide.

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