IN-HOUSE FOOD SAFETY TRAINING

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At QMS Audits we love training! We love it so much that we have designed a range of specialised in-house food safety training courses, to satisfy certification requirements and drive food safety and quality. 
Our In-house training courses are delivered at your facility with 5 or more of your team. 
If you would prefer, we also have a large number of public training options here.
Please call Melissa on 0455 232 014 or email us at [email protected]

HACCP
Principles and Applications

2 DAYS*
Our most popular HACCP training workshop complies with all Retailer and GFSI certification requirements, including SQF, BRC and Supplier Excellence.

QMS Audits’ HACCP Training is delivered as a 2-day workshop. Participants also complete a small amount of post-course assessment. The assessments are based on tasks required for a HACCP, Freshcare, BRC, FSSC22000 or SQF audit.

Our course has two units of competency:

FBPFSY2001: Implement the Food Safety Program and Procedures

FBPFSY3002: Participate in a HACCP Team.

On the first day, we examine the food standards code, potential hazards and microbial growth.

Students write up their own toolbox talk – combining requirements of the Food Standards Code with internal company requirements, a training matrix, discuss contamination, monitoring and prerequisite programs.

On Day 2, we write up a basic HACCP Plan from a flow chart through to a HACCP Audit Table and then a Verification Schedule.

The in-house HACCP training satisfies the requirements for HARPS, SQF, BRC, Coles/CFMSR, WQA/Supplier Excellence, Global GAP, PrimeSafe, SafeFood Qld, AQIS, Dairy Safe Victoria and FSSC 22000. Participants undertake units of competency which are nationally recognised (RTO Number 45344).

ASSESSMENTS:

  • Pre-course self-assessment
  • Write and deliver a GHP, CCP and QCP Toolbox talk
  • Training Matrix
  • Observation Checklist
  • Exam – 1 hour
  • HACCP Portfolio (HACCP Team, Product Description, Flow Chart, Hazard Analysis, HACCP Audit Table, Verification Schedule)


ACHIEVEMENT:

Once all assessments are successfully completed, participants receive a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment for the units of competency:

FBPFSY2001: Implement the Food Safety Program and Procedures

FBPFSY3002: Participate in a HACCP Team.

QMS Audits Training Pty Ltd (RTO No. 45344) 

Further details can be found in the course outline and the student handbook.

* plus some pre and post-assessment

 

Food Safety
Culture

1 DAY
A key requirement of HACCP Codex 2020, SQF Edition 9, Woolworths Supplier Excellence, BRC and other standards, food safety culture has finally come of age.

Food Safety Culture is the level of importance and priority a company places on its food safety. It is a key requirement of all the GFSI standards including BRC, SQF, FSSC22000 and HACCP Codex 2020.

In our 1 day Food Safety Culture training we walk through the practical meaning of a good food safety culture. We will teach you how to comply with food safety culture requirements for GFSI standards,  Woolworths Supplier Excellence and Coles CFMSR retailer requirements.

The following elements will be covered in our Food Safety Culture training.

  • What is Food Safety Culture
  • 5 GFSI dimensions of food safety culture
  • How to write a food safety culture improvement plan
  • How to set objectives and measure food safety culture
  • Practical implementation to improve food safety culture at all corporate levels including shopfloor and senior management level.

QMS Audits Food Safety Culture training has been designed to offer senior managers, quality managers and production managers an understanding of food safety culture.

We offer a series of templates to assist in writing up a food safety culture plan.  Our templates and plan have been honed to achieve both simplicity and effectiveness resulting in clients achieving solid results during many audits.

Internal
Auditor

2 DAYS
Internal Auditor Training teaches you how to conduct an internal audit for HACCP, BRC, SQF, FSSC 22000 and Approved Arrangements audits.

Learn how to conduct an Internal Audit and manage a GFSI level or retailer audit. Comply with SQF, BRC, FSSC 22000, HACCP and Approved Arrangements.

QMS Audits’ Internal Auditor Course is essential for anybody working in food manufacturing, food service or in the meat or dairy industries, especially those conducting internal audits under Approved Arrangements.

Learn from consultants who have achieved consistently high scores for clients in their BRC, SQF, Woolworths or CFMSR.

Applying our ‘how to’ approach, our Internal Auditor training will show you how to identify gaps using common audit trails.

Using actual checklists from BRC, SQF and ISO 22000, students conduct an Internal Audit on two different HACCP plans.

We review Internal Auditor responsibilities based on ISO 1901. QMS Audits Internal Auditor training will teach you how to identify verifiable evidence in the lead up to a retailer, HACCP or GFSI audit.

Upon completion of coursework and assessment, participants receive a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment for the following units of competency:

BSBAUD402: Participate in a Quality Audit

FBPAUD4001: Assess compliance with food safety programs

QMS Audits Training Pty Ltd (RTO No. 45344) 

Further details can be found in the course outline and the student handbook.

Lead Auditor
food safety

2+3 DAYS OR 5 DAYS STRAIGHT
All the accreditations you need in a Lead Auditor course are included. Achieve Units of Competency and Exemplar Global Certification.

QMS Audits’ Lead Auditor Training Course gives you all the accreditations you are likely to need to become a state-approved food safety auditor or a food safety auditor for a certification body.

This course is modular so you can undertake each module separately or as one consecutive 5 day course.

  • Internal Auditor – Food Safety (2 days)
  • Lead Auditor Extension – Food Safety (3 days)

There are two systems of recognition within Australia to become a Food Safety Auditor, State-approved or Exemplar Global registered.  QMS Audits is one of the few companies that is able to offer Lead Auditor and HACCP Training that is recognised by BOTH systems.

ACHIEVEMENT:
Once all assessments are successfully complete, participants receive a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment for the following units of competency:

  • FBPAUD4001 Assess compliance with food safety programs
  • BSBAUD402: Participate in a quality audit
  • FBPAUD4002 Communicate & negotiate to conduct food safety audits
  • FBPAUD4003 Conduct food safety audits (Conducted as a skills audit – separate charge for attendance on site)
  • FBPAUD4004 Identify, evaluate & control food safety hazards
  • BSBAUD501 Initiate a quality Audit
  • BSBAUD503 Lead a Quality Audit
  • BSBAUD504 Report on a Quality Audit

Issued by QMS Audits Training Pty Ltd (RTO No. 45344)

HACCP
Refresher

2 HOURS
Understand pre-requisite programs and how a HACCP Plan is structured.

QMS Audits HACCP Refresher Training course satisfies the requirements for SQF, BRC, Coles/CFSMR, Woolworths, Supplier Excellence, GlobalGAP and FSSC 22000.

We have combined our one day HACCP Refresher training with an opportunity to network and problem solve with other quality managers, HACCP Team members and people involved with managing food businesses.

Throughout the HACCP Refresher Training, we walk through the 7 principles of HACCP as we build a HACCP plan, with participants discussing current issues they are facing. Discussions range from recent non-conformances from audits through to discussion around implementation and how to get buy-in from managers, directors, food handlers and production.

We revisit prerequisite programs and build a HACCP plan together as a class.

You can expect some lively debate as participants offer ideas and we facilitate class discussions around these issues.

The training is designed to give participants time to ask questions about their individual plans. Previous participants have come from a range of industries including logistics, meat and poultry industries, fruit and vegetables growers and FMCG manufacturers.

HACCP
Appreciation

4 HOURS
A basic snapshot of the requirements of the Food Standards Code and HACCP.

Participants gain an understanding of Good Hygiene Practices (GHP) and why these are important and need to be followed. The facility supplies QMS Audits with established CCPs and QCPs prior to the training. These are explained in detail along with monitoring requirements (records).

This course has been designed to give production supervisors and operators an understanding of basic food safety, contamination and their responsibilities towards maintaining HACCP or other certifications.

You can expect some lively debate as we facilitate class discussions around participants real-world experiences.

Previous participants have come from a range of industries including logistics, meat and poultry industries, fruit and vegetable growers and FMCG manufacturers.

FOOD Microbiology
Techniques & analysis

2 DAYS
Designed to give Quality Managers and Laboratory Staff a detailed understanding of food microbiology.

Through our food microbiology training, we will explain how pathogenic and spoilage microbes affect food, their growth factors and how to control for them.

Learn how to design and document an environmental monitoring program and how this can be used to validate a cleaning program.

Develop a proficiency program for environmental monitoring and microbiology testing, including microbial sampling and testing of raw materials, WIP and finished products.

Learn how to conduct food microbiology testing using traditional and rapid techniques, how to interpret results, investigate adverse food microbiological testing results and develop corrective actions.

This course offers one unit of competency:

FBPFST5006 Apply food microbiological techniques and analysis.

Assessments: A small amount of post-course assessment.

QMS Audits Training Pty Ltd (RTO No. 45344)

COOK CHILL

3 DAYS
Designed to give Quality Managers and Auditors a detailed understanding of cook chill

You will learn the skills and knowledge required to support an audit of food safety programs that include extended life cook chill processes.

This applies to cook chill products which are minimally heat-processed and foods distributed as chilled products with defined shelf-life.

It supports relevant legislation, such as food standards contained in the Food Standards Code and industry codes of practice relating to the validation and verification of a HACCP-based food safety program.

You will be taught to understand pathogen survival and growth characteristics, principles of heat treatment and chilling, including examination of het treatment, cooling, storage and shelf-life parameters. We will also discuss food preparation methods, including sous vide and principles of packaging, including the use of vacuum sealing.

HACCP
Introductory

2 HOURS
Designed for Directors and Business Owners, this course gives a high level view of HACCP, its benefits and what is required for HACCP Certification.

Learn the basics of HACCP 7 Principles and Applications and what is involved in HACCP and GFSI certification.

This is for businesses considering adopting HACCP Certification or one of the GFSI Certifications, such as SQF, BRC or FSSC 22000.

For businesses looking to give their employees a quick glance at HACCP and what is required, we recommend the 4 hour HACCP Appreciation workshop, alternatively, if there are large groups of people, then we can offer a distilled version of the HACCP Appreciation Training in house.

You can expect some lively debate as participants offer ideas and we facilitate class discussions around real-world issues with plenty of time to ask questions.

Previous participants have come from a range of industries including logistics, meat and poultry industries, fruit and vegetable growers and FMCG manufacturers.

Food safety supervisor food Processing

1 DAY
We offer this training for participants to develop an understanding of basic food safety and to write up a Good Hygiene Policy.

A food safety supervisor must be employed by every food manufacturing facility in Victoria and Queensland.

In Victoria, this applies if your business is a Class 1 or 2 facility. Class 3 and 4 facilities are not required to have a food safety supervisor as they are low risk.

In Queensland, all licensed facilities must have a food safety supervisor. Coles under their CFMSR standard has an aspirational requirement for all food handlers to have undergone training in this unit of competency.

QMS Audits offers this one-day training with some assessments conducted in the food processing areas. You will develop an understanding of basic food safety, including potentially hazardous foods through to inhibitors of bacteria growth and cross-contamination.

You will write up your own Good Hygiene Policy (GHP), after reviewing Chapter 3 of the Food Standards Code.

ACHIEVEMENT:
On successful completion, participants receive a Food Safety Supervisors for Food Processing certificate and a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment for the following unit of competency:

  • FBPFSY2001 – Implement the food safety program and procedures.

QMS Audits Training Pty Ltd is a Registered Training Organisation ID 45344.

Crisis
Management

4 HOURS
Crisis Management, also know as Business Continuity, is the identification of incidents which may prevent companies from supplying.

QMS Audits offers Crisis Management training as a half-day session to satisfy the mandatory requirement of SQF Edition 9.

Incidents from truck strikes to cyclones and floods need to be considered as part of all retailer and GFSI audits. In this Crisis Management training session, we work through a series of potential incidents which may occur to your business.

Then as a group, we work out the most practical ways these could be prevented or recovered from. Templates are supplied to write your own business continuity plan, which satisfies GFSI requirements. SQF requires members of the Crisis Management Team to have completed Crisis Management training.

Allergen management
and vital

1 DAY
Allergen Management and VITAL Training Course will give you an understanding of Allergen Management and risk review.

QMS Audits’ is an Approved Training Provider by the Allergen Bureau. This VITAL Training Course provides participants with the skills to perform a VITAL allergen risk assessment and declare cross contact food allergens appropriately. The focus of this course is to explain how the VITAL program allows food producers to assess the impact of allergen cross contact and provide appropriate precautionary allergen labelling statements on their products.

The VITAL training includes 12 modules which cover the key fundamentals to allergen management and implementation of the VITAL framework.

HACCP
for Stockfeed

1 DAY
HACCP for Stockfeed explains how to HACCP works and how to write a HACCP Plan.

QMS Audits’ HACCP for Stockfeed training is a one day course that explains how HACCP works, then together as a class we will write a basic HACCP Plan for your stockfeed facility, basing it off one of the products or processes.

We supply templates including Scope, Flow charts, Product Description and Intended Use, Hazard Analysis, HACCP Audit Table and Verification Schedule.

The templates supplied are the same as what we use to write up HACCP Plans for FeedSafe audits.

You can expect some lively debate as participants offer ideas and we facilitate class discussions around these issues.

The training is designed to give you time to ask specific and relevant real-world questions.

HACCP Refresher
for Produce

2 HOURS
Specifically written for the horticultural industry, designed for growers and packing sheds, this course complies with the requirements of HARPS.

This training course walks through food safety requirements for farms, focusing on chemical use, MRLs and ERLs as well as treatment of washing water and other potential farm-based Critical Control Points (CCPs) and Quality Control Points (QCPs).

For participants who have achieved or are working towards Freshcare Certification, please bring in your Freshcare manuals. Learn how HACCP has been ingeniously embedded into the Freshcare templates.

There is a short, multiple-choice based exam at the end of this course.

You can expect some lively debate as we facilitate class discussions around participant’s issues and their individual plans.

haccp
for pest control

4 HOURS
A simplified version of HACCP without the focus on food, for Pest Control companies.

QMS Audits offers a simple HACCP certification program specifically designed for Pest Control companies. The HACCP Certification program is competitively priced to enable both small and large pest control companies to achieve HACCP Certification. The HACCP Certification system has been written with a series of templates, which the pest control company fills out during our HACCP for Pest Control workshops.

Participants learn how to write up procedures and what is required to comply with the HACCP requirements. The HACCP Certification requirements are based on the Code of Practice for Pest Management in the Food Industry published by the AEPMA and PMANZ.

Participants receive a HACCP Pest Control folder as part of the workshop. The folder contains all of the templates necessary to conform with the HACCP Pest Control folders.

Food Defence and Food Fraud
(TACCP / VACCP)

4 HOURS
Food Defence and Food Fraud has been around for over five years. Yet, it seems the food safety fraternity is still struggling with the two different concepts.

QMS Audits’ Food Fraud and Food Defence Training (TACCP/VACCP) explains the threats to our food chain.

Food Defence is identifies and prevents an attack on your business.

BRC, SQF, FSSC22000 and each of the major retailers have significant supplier requirements to ensure the risks of food fraud and food defence have been identified and controlled.

Food Defence, think needles in strawberries, focuses on identifying potential threats to your business and how to prevent them.

Food Fraud focuses on the substitution of food and packaging for economic gain. Think normal honey being sold as Manuka honey.

Failure to defend your business or to identify food fraud can have a large impact upon your reputation.

QMS Audits have developed templates that have simplified the management of suppliers and their products while ensuring they fulfil SQF, BRC, FSSC22000 and retailer requirements.

As a class, we work through the concept giving you examples before conducting a risk analysis. This is based on the CARVER + SHOCK method. We work through the requirements of your GFSI standard to ensure you are able to satisfy the requirements prior to your audit and importantly to ensure your site is adequately protected.

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