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Audit Team

TAC national accredited programs are evaluated by a trained and skilled audit team.

Selection 
The audit team is selected from the  auditor registry based on technical suitability, availability, location and avoidance of any potential conflict of interest in consultation with the Provincial Professional Association (PPA) registrar. The educational institution approves the audit team members.


Audit Team Composition
The audit team will consist of one Lead Auditor, normally from the discipline whenever possible, and two auditors who are subject matter experts (SME). The objective is a well-balanced team of audit experience and subject matter experience. If necessary, an additional SME may be called in to serve as a resource to the audit team at the discretion of the Lead Auditor and in consultation with the Executive Director. Up to two Auditors-in-Training may be selected. 

At least one of the three audit team members must be from the province and one from outside the province in which the educational institution is located.  

Qualifications

All Auditors
  • Professional, fair, ethical
  • Open-minded, impartial, diplomatic, decisive
  • Observant, perceptive, versatile, self-reliant
  • Technically current in discipline
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development
  • Excellent time management, written and verbal communication skills
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Experience working in teams
  • Computer proficient
  • Sound knowledge and demonstrated experience of auditing principles, procedures, methods (auditors)

Lead Auditor 
  • Be certified or licensed by the relevant Provincial Professional Association.
  • Have at least five (5) years of work experience in his or her discipline.
  • Have performed at least three (3) TAC audits or the equivalent.
  • Have positive Auditor Evaluations from the stakeholders (Lead Auditor, Educational Institution, PPA) in the three (3) TAC audits or the equivalent.
  • Have completed the TAC Auditor Training.
  • Leadership/management experience
  • Mentorship skills
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • Presentation/public speaking skills

Auditor
  • Be certified or licensed by the relevant Provincial Professional Association.
  • Have at least five (5) years of work experience in his or her discipline.
  • Have preferably participated in at least one (1) TAC audit as an Auditor-in-Training.
  • Have completed the TAC Auditor Training.

Auditor-in-Training
  • Be certified or licensed by the relevant Provincial Professional Association.
  • Have at least two (2) years of experience in their discipline.