Universitas Brawijaya as part of a public institution must obey and comply with all applicable provisions relating to the administration and management of higher education (tri dharma PT). Manifestation of compliance is undergoing and carrying out audits, both internal and external. The results of the audit are input for continuous improvement for managers and implementers of higher education in Universitas Brawijaya.
Internal audit in Universitas Brawijaya is a mandate for QAC and Internal Audit Unit (SPI). Whereas external audits are conducted by several institutions on a regularly. As an organization that implements an ISO 9001 quality management system (QMS), UB periodically undergoes an evaluation of the implementation of ISO 9001 QMS. ISO 9001 QMS Certification in UB uses the services of an ISO certification body, Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA). Other institutions that conduct regular audits are the National Accreditation Agency for Higher Education (BAN-PT), the Independent Accreditation Institute (LAM), the International Accreditation/Certification Agency, the Supreme Audit Board (BPK), the Inspectorate General (Irjen) and the Public Accounting Firm (KAP). BPK conducts audits as the only examining body appointed by the law to conduct audits of government agencies that use state funds, while KAP is a mandate that is in the government’s provisions in the fulfillment of UB as a BLU institution.
Internal Quality Audit (IQA)
Internal Quality Audit (IQA) is a systematic and independent examination to find out whether the implementation of the Internal Quality Assurance System (IQAS) is effective and accordance with the planning. Internal Quality Audit (IQA) is conducted to check the suitability between the quality standards set, in the Academic, Financial and Administrative Quality Management System (SMM) with their implementation.
IQA mechanism in UB
As an organization that implements an QMS ISO 9001, QAC periodically undergoes an evaluation of the implementation of the ISO 9001 QMS by external parties, Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA).
Evaluation activities are carried out periodically every 6 months, through assessments before certification and surveillance programs after certification. This activity took place during the certification contract, which is within three years, from 2011 to 2014. In 2014, the first renewal certification was conducted until 2017. Furthermore, in 2017 the second renewal certification was carried out until the ISO 9001: 2008 transition period ended in September 2018 and must change (updating) to ISO 9001: 2015.