This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to report on the outcomes of a quality audit and to take appropriate follow up action. It covers compiling audit results; preparing a report for the auditee/client; negotiating follow up action with the auditee/client; and monitoring and reviewing the auditing system and activities. The types of quality audit that may be covered by this unit include an external or internal systems audit or process or product/service audit. It applies to individuals with a well-established theoretical knowledge base in quality auditing who are proficient in using a wide range of specialised quality auditing and managerial techniques to carry out their own work and to supervise the quality audit team. It addresses the function performed by either an auditor having sole responsibility for the audit or a lead auditor of a quality audit team.