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?

For more information on your study pathway, call 1300 95 96 92 or email au_auditortraininginfo@pwc.com

How to enrol

PwC offers an easy, streamlined enrolment process – you can either enrol directly into your course online, or call us on 1300 95 96 92 to enrol over the phone.

Discounts for multiple attendees are available.

How to pay

We offer a variety of payment methods:

  • Direct debit
  • Credit card
  • Cheque
  • Payment plans

Payment plans

We are able to arrange flexible payment plans on an individual basis. Please be aware that your certificate will be held until full payment has been received.

This course is offered In-house.
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Delivery

Public – face-to-face

Our regular public courses are conducted in capital cities and key regional centres in Australia and New Zealand. You will enjoy an excellent learning experience in a premium training venue, and:

  • Class sizes are kept to manageable numbers – so everybody learns
  • No homework! All work is completed in course time – we know you’re busy
  • No major exam – we assess you as you go

Our public training courses are valuable opportunities for professional development and networking. They are also the perfect way to convert your current experience into formal qualifications for either career advancement or a complete career change.

Our Trainers are practising auditors and experts in their field. They deliver practical and real world auditing experiences.

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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“The Integrated Management Systems Lead Auditor training program was comprehensive, well paced, informative and provided many opportunities to apply the course content in a realistic fashion. The trainers were superb. They knew their content back to front and were able to bring together and engage participants through their diverse practical experience.”

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

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“The Integrated Management Systems Lead Auditor training program was comprehensive, well paced, informative and provided many opportunities to apply the course content in a realistic fashion. The trainers were superb. They knew their content back to front and were able to bring together and engage participants through their diverse practical experience.”

“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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