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We look at what a QMS or Quality Management System (QMS) is, and how it helps organisations meet the quality standards for products and services.

What is a Quality Management System?

Understand what a Quality Management System is, what’s involved in implementing a QMS, and how it helps organisations meet the standards customers expect.

A pile of clipboards hold Southpacs tips to make documenting for your QMS easier, more effective and value-adding.

Documenting for your QMS

What QMS documentation is required to meet the ISO standard, and tips for implementing effective documentation

A Southpac Certification Lead Auditor explains what’s involved and how businesses can prepare for each stage of becoming ISO certified.

The ISO audit process explained

Our Lead Auditor explains what’s involved, how you can prepare for each stage, and how to interpret the terminology associated with becoming ISO certified.

A construction worker considers the 5 reasons to get ISO certified and the benefits to him and his company.

5 Reasons to Get ISO Certified

Even if certification starts as a tick in the box to win or tender for work, it can improve your business across the board, with no additional effort.

One way to ensure the security of your information assets is by considering ISO 27001 certification.

Should you consider ISO 27001 Certification?

Information security has become a critical concern for organisations of all sizes. Should you work towards a certified Information Security Management System?

Implement information security controls in your business to protect against cyber threats

Protecting your business against cyber threats

Implementing effective security measures to protect against cyber threats is becoming a top priority for individuals, businesses, and governments.


Southpac Certification provides a QMS checklist to assist with getting Quality Management Systems ready for certification.

ISO 9001 Checklist

A guide to 16 things you need to have in place to get your Quality Management System ready for ISO 9001:2015 certification.

Southpac Certification provides an ISMS Self-assessment checklist to assist with getting businesses ready for certification.

ISO 27001 Self-Assessment Checklist

Determine the elements you have or need to implement to prepare your Information Security Management System for certification to ISO 27001:2013.

The Southpac Certifications from QMS to IMS Checklist

IMS Checklist

Quality Management System in place? See the additional elements you’ll need to implement an Integrated Management System (IMS) for Quality, Safety and Environment.

The Transferring Your Certification Guide outlines how to transfer ISO certifications to Southpac Certifications.

Transferring Certification Guide

Looking for better value and a more personalised approach to certification? See how easy it is to transfer to Southpac Certifications.


Identifying improvements through ISO certification

James Harriman, Managing Director of Logical Line Marking, discusses how becoming ISO certified has helped their business identify areas for improvement and how the systems they now have in place are benefiting them as they grow.

How Mine Support Services benefited from the certification process

An industry leader for mine site rehabilitation services, Mine Support Services found the certification simpler than they were expecting.

Why All Industries Group transferred their certification to Southpac

After being ISO 9001 certified for several years with another provider, All Industries Group transferred to Southpac to gain triple certification.

North Marine on working with Southpac Certifications

North Marine owner Courtney Hansen describes the seamless process of working with Southpac to achieve ISO certification for their commercial dive and marine business.

Intura build quality into processes with ISO-certified systems

Surat Basin business, Intura, sought ISO accreditation to become a better business and provide quality product and service delivery as they continue their phenomenal trajectory of growth in regional Queensland.

Warrgambi focus on strategic priorities enhanced by ISO certification

The certified national trades and professional services company recently transferred to Southpac Certifications. They explain the benefits of a properly implemented Integrated Management System.

MJH Plumbing & Trades gain certification with Southpac

Sydney-based MJH Plumbing talk about why they sought ISO certification as a plumbing business, and how their newly certified systems are going to support their business as they grow and reach new markets


All Southpac Certifications clients receive complementary access to the Introduction to ISO 9001:2015 Online Course.

Introduction to ISO 9001:2015

All Southpac Certifications clients receive complementary access to the Introduction to ISO 9001:2015 Online Course.

This course covers all the sections of the ISO 9001 standard and explains in plain language what this means and how it can positively affect your business. The course is ideal for business owners, managers or staff who will be involved in the maintenance and continual improvement of a Quality Management System.

Two Construction managers apply what they recently learnt in Southpac's 5-Day Systems Lead Auditor Course.

5 Day Systems Lead Auditor Course

This nationally recognised training provides theoretical and practical understanding for those directly involved in all aspects of management systems development, maintenance, improvement, and monitoring.

In 5 days, participants will gain formal auditing qualifications from the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and Exemplar Global, with the knowledge and skills to better support their organisation’s internal audit program.

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