Quality assurance inspectors examine manufactured products, primary produce, goods and services to make sure they meet all standards of presentation and quality.
You can work as a quality assurance inspector without formal qualifications. You will probably get some informal training on the job. Entry into this occupation may be improved if you have qualifications. You may like to consider a VET qualification in quality auditing. Entry to this course usually requires you to gain your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education with relevant professional experience. As subjects and prerequisites can vary between institutions, you should contact your chosen institution for further information.
Quality assurance inspectors may perform the following tasks:
Quality assurance inspectors are required to communicate with production workers, production managers and suppliers and work together to develop systems that promote quality.
Quality assurance inspectors work in all sectors of the economy, but especially in the manufacturing and processing industries. They are usually experienced workers who have worked their way up through the company. Many private organisations and government departments have developed or are developing formal quality assurance and continuous improvement programs. There is a growing trend with employers seeking graduates who can coordinate quality systems rather than simply carry out quality assurance inspection.