Australiaís document structure consists of 3 levels:
Quality Manual - provides a brief description of the quality
system structure and describes WHAT we do in addressing the standard.
Living, breathing document, "encapsulates spirit of organisation" a good
QM should rewrite the standard into the organisationís own language
Procedures - provides a description of the process and assigns
Work Instructions (sub-procedure) - are the most detailed and
describe HOW specific tasks referenced in procedures are carried out.
Reference Documentation - includes forms, standards, references
etc. required to perform the tasks referenced in a Procedure or Work
Once the document structure is organised, need to develop an indexing
system for this documentation
Each document has a unique number assigned by the Document Controller in
accordance with the indexing system outlined in the Quality Manual.