If you’d like to learn how to improve quality management to ensure the delivery of high-quality products and services for an organisation, this course is for you.
The Certificate of Total Quality Management is an online professional development course that will explore a customer-oriented philosophy to ensure all members of an organisation strive to achieve improvement.
This online total quality management course will provide you with an understanding of TQM principles in order to incorporate them into your organisation’s framework. You will discover the tools, techniques and practices that are critical for the long-term success of an organisation, including quality assurance, quality control, continuous improvement, lean improvement, Six Sigma, Kaizen, and other vital management techniques.
On completion of this course you will feel confident to use your skills and knowledge to implement a total quality management system for an organisation.
Unit: Total Quality Management
Definition of TQM
What is Quality?
Why a Quality Management System is required?
The Cost of Quality?
Benefits of a Total Quality Management System
William Edwards Deming
Comparison of TQM with Traditional Management Practices
Important Aspects and Principles of TQM
Commitment to Customers
Quality Cannot be Compromised
Relationship with Internal and External Customers
Supply Chain Management
Human Resource Management
The Role of Higher Management
Autonomy to Employees
Working in Teams
Gathering and Analysing Data
Positions and Responsibilities
TQM AND ISO 9000
The ISO 9000 Series in Brief
Advantages of Implementing ISO 9000
Elements of a Quality Cost System
Organisational Transition to TQM
Building a Quality Framework
Role of Senior Management in Implementing Quality
Role of Middle Management and First Line Managers
Quality Policy Deployment
Communicating the Quality Strategy
Measuring Performance and Feedback
What is Performance Measurement?
The human element
Effectiveness and efficiency
Process Redesign and Business Process Reengineering (BPR)
Performance Measurement through Quality Costs
The Implementation Stage
The Evaluation and Control Stage
Quality Audits, Self-Assessment and Review
Quality Management Systems and Tools
Quality Function Deployment (QFD)
Kano Model and Customer Satisfaction
The House of Quality – A Tool in QFD
Cause and Effect Diagram (Fish-Bone)
Pareto Chart Analysis
Histogram, Scatter Diagrams and Flowcharts
Management and Planning (MP) Tools
Process Decision Program Charts (PDPC)
Activity Network Diagrams/ Arrow Diagrams
Statistical Process Control
Design of Experiments (DOE)
Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to meet industry-standard and is not benchmarked against other students’ work.
In this course, the assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, which may include short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 20 hours. Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
Yes! Total cost for optional printed materials is: $100.00 for this course. Printed materials are optional and not required to complete the course. Everything you need to complete the course is provided online via our e-learning system.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.