Lead Auditor Training Food Safety


Nationally Accredited
Globally Recognised
SQFI Recognised
National Food Safety Auditor


5 Days or
2+3 Days


(GST Free)

Course overview...

Students will gain a practical understanding of the responsibilities of an auditor. 

  • Assess compliance with food safety programs
  • Communicate and negotiate to conduct food safety audits
  • Conduct food safety audits
  • Identify, evaluate and control food safety hazards

There are a few other requirements which you will need to adhere to. It is recommended students conduct their own research for each type of audit they intend to conduct. For more information regarding this please see the following links: 

Exemplar Global is an organisation that certifies people (as opposed to certifying organisations).

Exemplar Global recognition, including for GFSI auditors: 

  • Food Safety Auditor: Click here.
  • NFSA Food Safety Auditing: Click here.
  • HACCP Practitioner: Click here.
  • SQFI Auditors for SQF Standard: Click here.

For further explanation of the Exemplar Global Personal Certification Program, please email Suzi Gomesz - [email protected]. We recommend you contact SQF, BRC and Freshcare directly to find out how to become an auditor and what their requirements are. 

Department of Health – State by state:

In each state there is a series of approved auditors by the Department of Health. These auditors are used to conduct a range of compliance food safety auditors, for example in Victoria, these auditors conduct food safety audits on Class 1 facilities, such as childcare centres, hospitals and aged care facilities. It is recommended you contact each state to find out what the requirements are, however some information can be found on these websites. All of the requirements include the units of competency which we offer. What we have provided is to assist you with some of the research. Some examples of this can be found below. 

  • Victoria: Click here.
  • Queensland: Click here.
  • New South Wales: Click here.
  • Western Australia (Please note the units quoted in the Western Australian handbook have been superseded by the units of competency that we are currently being offered). Click here. 
  • Tasmania: Click here.

Skills Audit: 

You may also have to complete a skills audit as part of becoming an NFSA auditor – depending on what scheme you are applying for. For QMS Audits to attend a skills audit, this is charged separately and is booked and paid for through Exemplar Global. There may be extra charges for travel. 

Once all assessments are successfully completed, participants receive a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment for the following units of NRT logo


FBPAUD4001: Assess compliance with food safety programs 

FBPAUD4002: Communicate and Negotiate to conduct food safety audits

FBPAUD4003: Conduct Food Safety Audits

FBPAUD4004: Identify, evaluate and control food safety hazards

BSBAUD402: Participate in a quality audit

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)

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

This course includes units approved under our ReExemplar Global Black logocognised Training Provider (RTP) certificate with Exemplar Global.  Participants receive additional benefits from Exemplar Global including:

  • One year Graduate certification
  • Workplace Styles Assessment
  • Access to Exemplar Global Webinars and online events
  • Access to Exemplar Global online resources

This course is suitable for people looking to become a Food Safety Auditor or extend their skills in quality assurance.

There are no pre-requisites. It is recommended that participants have completed HACCP training within the last 3 years and have a working knowledge, food safety and the food standards code.

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Everything you need in a Lead Auditor Course


QMS Audits is Nationally Recognised Training

FBPAUD4001 Assess compliance with food safety programs
FBPAUD4002 Communicate & negotiate to conduct food safety audits
FBPAUD4003 Conduct food safety audits
FBPAUD4004 Identify, evaluate & control food safety hazards
BSBAUD402 Participate in a quality audit
BSBAUD501 Initiate a quality audit
BSBAUD503 Lead a quality audit
BSBAUD504 Report on a quality audit


QMS Audits is Exemplar Globally recognised
12 months of Exemplar Global Graduate Certification including:
Work styles assessment
Webinars and events Online Resources

All the accreditations you need.

All the accreditations you are likely to need in a lead auditor course are included. By choosing a course with Units of Competency and Exemplar Global Certification, you are removing the hurdles to become a state-approved food safety auditor and a food safety auditor for a certification body.

The Lead Auditor Program has also been designed to offer flexibility to students. As a modular course, students can undertake each module separately or as one consecutive 5 day course. The modules are Internal Auditor – Food Safety (2 days) and Lead Auditor Extension – Food Safety (3 days).

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Why Choose QMS Audits

Trainers who are practising food safety auditors

All our trainers are Exemplar Global registered food safety auditors. Our courses are only run by practicing audit professionals from the food industry.

National and International Recognition

Don’t risk having to repeat the course because it was not delivered by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO ID 45344) with Exemplar Global Recognition.
This course is also recognised by SQFI. For further details of becoming an SQF Food Safety Auditor, please contact SQFI directly.

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SQF Practitioner Training

Templates supplied in all our courses

We won’t leave you guessing. We supply the templates that make it easier to implement your real-world knowledge. The Lead Auditor Course includes audit plan templates and checklists for BRC,
SQF and ISO 22000.

Real course materials for the real world

Our case studies and assessments are based on real-life practical examples. The ubiquitous chicken producer case study does not get a look in unless a chicken producer attending the course raises it in class discussion.

Class discussion promoted throughout training

Become a food safety auditor with real-world knowledge. We actively promote class discussion throughout the training so learners leave with the practical knowledge to become food safety auditors.

Become a Food Safety Auditor!