Key details...

Cost: $2,650 (inc. gst)

Duration: 5 Days

PD Points: 40

Qualifications: AU TL FS + NFS1, NFS2, NFS3, NFS4

About the course...

This 5-day course provides a comprehensive and practical understanding of the food safety and regulatory standards, the requirements of ISO 19011 Guidelines for Auditing Management Systems, and the National Food Safety Auditor (NFSA) scheme.

In particular, it gives the participant the skills they need to conduct internal or external Food Safety audits as either a member of an audit team, or as an audit team leader. Successful participants may also apply for provisional auditor grade under the Exemplar Global (RABQSA) certification scheme.

This course has the equivalent of 40 Professional Development (PD) points.

Our training is different because...

No Homework or take-home assessment.

Internationally recognised courses.

Trainers are practising audit professionals.

All Learning materials and refreshments provided.

Certificates are issued promptly upon the completion of the course.

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Course overview...

Learning outcomes

Participants, after successful completion of this course, will have the knowledge to be able to conduct internal or external Food Safety management systems audits, either as a member of an audit team or as the audit team leader.

Successful participants may also apply for provisional auditor status under the Exemplar Global International Certification Scheme.

Course content

The Food Safety Management Systems Lead Auditor course teaches you how to perform a food safety audit, both as a member of an audit team or as a team leader. Specifically, participants learn:

Auditing in general
The 6 important principles of auditing:
  • How to ensure that audits add value to an organisation
  • The roles and responsibilities of an auditor
  • How to set appropriate audit objectives, scope, and criteria
  • Why it’s important to plan the audit
  • What should happen at an opening meeting, team meeting, and closing meeting
  • Why a closing meeting is vital
  • How to gather effective audit evidence, and the best way to communicate with the auditee
  • How to write up the audit report and give meaningful feedback to both the client and the auditee
Food Safety auditing
  • Food legislation
  • HACCP – Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points
  • Food Safety programmes
  • What an auditor should look for
  • What an auditor needs to know about Food Safety and the audit programme
  • Terminology and concepts of Food Safety programmes
  • How to apply Food Safety management principles in the context of ISO 22000
  • Relating the Food Safety management system to the organisational products, including services and operational processes
  • Documentation required by ISO 22000
  • Understand the issues arising from implementing a Food Safety Management System

Qualifications

This course is internationally recognised by Exemplar Global. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will achieve the qualifications of:

Internationally recognised:

  • Exemplar Global – AU Management Systems Auditing
  • Exemplar Global – TL Leading Management Systems Audit Teams
  • Exemplar Global – FS Food Safety Management Systems
    • Exemplar Global – NFS1 Assess Compliance with Food Safety programs
    • Exemplar Global – NFS2 Communicate Food Safety Audits
    • Exemplar Global – NFS3 Conduct Food Safety Audits
    • Exemplar Global – NFS4 Identify, Evaluate, and Control Food Safety Hazards

This course has the equivalent of 40 Professional Development (PD) points.

Prerequisites

No, there are no prerequisites.

Assessment

Yes there is assessment, however all assessment is during the course, and there is no homework. Throughout the course, each participant will complete:

  • A documentation review
  • An audit plan and audit timetable
  • An audit checklist
  • An audit report, with findings attached

There is also assessment of:

  • Audit interview skills
  • Performing an Opening and Closing Meeting
  • Participating in an audit team meeting
  • Case study review
  • Evaluation of Food Safety audit scenarios

The final piece of assessment is a short exam.

Participants prepare, complete, and hand in copies of their assessments during class – there is never any homework!

Who should attend?

  •  If you want to be able to conduct Food Safety internal audits within your organisation either as a team member or a team leader
  •  If you want to become an independent Food Safety external auditor
  •  If you want to become an internal Food Safety auditor
  •  If you are developing and implementing a Food Safety management system
  •  If you are looking to work in the area of audit planning
  •  If you wish to consolidate any informal experience you may have gained in your career
  •  If your existing FSMS is not giving you the benefits it should

Study Pathway – Where to from here?

All details and dates for these courses are available on our website, or call Carrie on 1300 95 96 92 or email carrie.barham@pwc.com for course advice.

How to enrol

This course is offered In-house.
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Delivery

In house

In house training can provide a cost-effective training solution for organisations with a number of staff who require training. We can also customise a course to suit your own individual needs, and include your own audit documentation. Call us on 1300 95 96 92 for a quote and to discuss your individual training needs.

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“This is an excellent course – very informative, very relevant and helpful. Tom is an exceptional trainer, highly knowledgeable and personable. Learned heaps – best course I have done.”

“Overall very valuable course. Balance of theory with practical workshops was excellent. Trainers stuck to timetable very well.”

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“This is an excellent course – very informative, very relevant and helpful. Tom is an exceptional trainer, highly knowledgeable and personable. Learned heaps – best course I have done.”

“Overall very valuable course. Balance of theory with practical workshops was excellent. Trainers stuck to timetable very well.”

“The course was thorough and many relevant examples provided by both Tom and Jackie to help me apply it to the workplace.”

“Great presentation of the course, engaging facilitators and good use of group work. I found the course to be a great refresher for an audit course I did 10 years ago and now feel more motivated to go audits in a non-bow tie way!”

“Trainers’ knowledge was excellent, their knowledge made the training and learning easy.”

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