Quality assurance officers examine all types of manufactured products to make sure they meet product specifications and standards of presentation and quality.
Quality assurance officers may…
Manufacturers today are tending to seek graduates who can not only carry out quality assurance inspection but also coordinate quality systems.
Depending upon the nature of the manufacturing enterprise those working in quality assurance may spend time working in a range of environments including office, laboratory, workshop, and on the factory floor.
To work as a quality assurance assistant in manufacturing you will usually require a Certificate III in Manufacturing Technology . A Certificate IV in Manufacturing Technology will enable you to work as a quality assurance officer or technician.
With more experience, and possibly further training, Diploma of Engineering (Technical) or an Advanced Diploma of Engineering), you may work in more senior, technical or management quality assurance occupations.
Of course, with experience, and possibly further training, you can continue to progress further along a career pathway that could see you in a number of senior management positions.
Earnings, Job and Employment Prospects
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