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Lead Auditor - Food Safety

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Exemplar Global Black logoLead Auditor – Food Safety training course is one of the key requirements of becoming a State approved or Exemplar Global registered auditor.

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Our Lead Auditor Program has been designed as a modular course, students 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)

SQF Practitioner Training

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.

  • Nationally accredited Units of Competency¬†includes the following:
    1. FBPAUD4001 Assess compliance with food safety programs
    2. FBPAUD4002 Communicate & negotiate to conduct food safety audits
    3. FBPAUD4003 Conduct food safety audits (Conducted as a skills audit ‚Äď separate charge for attendance on site, if required)
    4. FBPAUD4004 Identify, evaluate & control food safety hazards
    5. BSBAUD402 Participate in a quality audit
    6. BSBAUD501 Initiate a quality Audit
    7. BSBAUD503 Lead a Quality Audit
    8. BSBAUD504 Report on a Quality Audit
  • Exemplar Global recognition‚Äď our Exemplar Global recognition comes with 12 months of Exemplar Global Graduate Certification, including access to work styles assessment, webinars, events and other online resources.

It is recommended students conduct their own research of requirements needed to fulfil each type of audit that they wish to conduct.  SQFI also recognise our course, so you are on the path to becoming an SQF Auditor too! Please see the extra information tab below for more details.

For students who have completed Internal Auditor – Food Safety with QMS Audits you only need to complete Lead Auditor Extension – Food Safety. Please contact us to book Lead Auditor Extension.

If you need any help or advice in booking this Lead Auditor Training, would prefer to pay over the phone or be invoiced and then pay via EFT or cheque, please call us on 1300 404 505 or email us at [email protected]

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 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 ‚Äď 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 offering). Click here.

Skills Audit: 

You may also have to complete a skills audit as part of becoming an Exemplar Global¬†auditor¬†‚Äď 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 working knowledge of food safety and the food standards code.

Internal Auditor - Food Safety

HACCP - Principles and Applications

HACCP Refresher

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If you wish to book 5 or more students, we can deliver in-house training. QMS Audits will deliver the training at your facility or via Zoom/MS Teams for groups based around Australia.
Please call us on 1300 404 505 or email [email protected]

Date: 9 November 2020 - 13 November 2020

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST

Where: Virtual Classroom, Australia


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