Audit Method

There are two audit methods:

  • site audits; and
  • desk audits.

Auditors are required to apply the audit principles, which includes natural justice and procedural fairness in the planning, conduct and reporting of all audits, regardless of the type of audit or audit method applied.

The method of audit is determined in line with TAC's risk approach.


Site Audit

A site audit is an audit that includes a visit to the RTO or applicant’s physical premises. It allows the Auditor to collect, through interviews and observation, a broad range of evidence to determine the extent to which an RTO or applicant complies with the Standards for RTOs.  In most cases, the process for a site audit can be viewed in the following flowchart:

Audit process flowchart - site audit


Desk Audit

A desk audit is an audit that is conducted off site, but may involve email or telephone contact with the RTO or applicant. A desk audit may be used where a physical inspection is not required. In most cases, the process for a desk audit can be viewed in the following flowchart:

Audit process flowchart - desk audit


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