Townsville Region

Great News

AOQ-QLD is delivering two presentatiuons at the Business Professionals Week from 24 to 28 October, 2016

  • ISO9001:2015
  • What an Executives should know about Lean and Lean Six Sigma

What an Executive needs to know about designing a successful Lean Six Sigma Program/Project.

The discussion will cover

  • Lean
  • Lean Six Sigma (LSS)
  • Program/Project
  • The LSS Process (DMAIC)

and the following roles:

  • Executive
  • Sponsor
  • Champion
  • Coach
  • Facilitator,
  • Team member,
  • Process owner
  • Belts
  • Master Black Belt,
  • Black Belt
  • Green Belt
  • Yellow Belt

Register Now

25 October Executive Briefing LSS Project/Program

No Charge

More to come

More information at 07 3816 2255 or 041 977 2926 or

Townsville is the capital of the Townsville Region.


The region's diversified economy is supported by:

  • manufacturing
  • construction
  • mining and mineral processing
  • agriculture
  • aquaculture
  • tourism.

It is also the hub for an active business improvement networking group.


Previous Meetings

30th July, 2014
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Co-Hosts: AOQ-QLD and McKays Solicitors

Potential Changes to ISO 9001, prepared by Arash Niavarani, CBIS
delivered by Mario Pennisi


Privacy Legislation and You!
Alana Elliot, McKays Solicitors

ISO will make significant changes to ISO9001 and ISO14001 for its 2015 versions.

The changes to ISO14001 are significant and will affect all auditors as well as organisations. These changes are in line with ISO 17021.2. ISO 17021 requires Environmental auditors to understand the operation of test equipment as well as have knowledge of ISO 14001.

Significant changes to Australia’s privacy laws commenced on 12 March 2014. Businesses that in any way deal with personal information must comply with these changes or risk penalties of up to $1.7 million for breaches by corporations and up to $340,000 for breaches by individuals.

ISO 9001:2015 Presentation

Privacy Legislation Presentation

4th June 2013

Townsville June

8th May 2012

The Work, Health & Safety Act 2012
Rikki Andersen, Workplace Health and Safety, Townsville

The presentation by Rikki Anderson was very knowledgeable and entertaining. It was a view on the changes to the legislation from the point of view of an inspector on the ground. Well worth the effort from all who attended.

The legislation came into law on 1st January, 2012

Rikki discussed the National harmonised legislation and how it differs from the "old" Queensland legislation and what that means for you.

Key elements of the act include:

  • Primary duty of care responsibilities requiring persons conducting a business or undertaking to, so far as reasonably practicable, ensure the health & safety of workers and others who may be affected by the carrying out of work

  • Duty of care for persons who influence the way work is carried out, as well as the integrity of products used for work.

  • A requirement that ‘officers ‘ exercise due diligence to ensure compliance

  • Consultation, representation and participation provisions

  • Workplace entry by WHS entry permit holders

Download the presentation:

Training and Education available. Contact 07 3816 2255, or 041 977 2926 or

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