Key details

Cost: $1,695 (inc. GST)

Duration: 2 Days

CPD Points: 16

Qualifications: AU TL

About the course

Whether just starting out, or a seasoned professional, this Lead Internal/External Auditor training course will provide you with the skills needed to take the next step in your auditing career.

You will learn how to perform effective, value-adding audits in alignment with ISO 19011:2018 – Guidelines for auditing management systems. Our lead auditor course will leave you with a comprehensive and practical understanding of how to conduct a successful internal or external audit, either as part of an audit team or as the team leader. We focus in particular on the principles of auditing, the importance of planning, the roles and responsibilities of an auditor, how to gather effective audit evidence and report on the audit findings, and the required follow-up activities as an auditor. Designed to cater for an audit of any management system, this audit course will leave you with the skills needed in the modern workplace.

This course has the equivalent of 16 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.

Whilst this training package uses the word “audit” and its derivatives, this does not equate with the terms audit, review, or assurance in accordance with Pronouncements or Standards issued by the Australian Auditing and Assurance Standards Board. References to the term “audit” and similar terminology within this training relate to the process of auditing in accordance with ISO 19011:2018.

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.

We never cancel a course - enrol with confidence.

Secure your place now

Book now

Course overview

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of this course, you will understand:

  • The principles and procedures of auditing
  • Auditor roles and responsibilities
  • The benefits of a risk-based audit programme
  • How to plan an effective audit
  • Timetabling
  • Resource allocation
  • Interpersonal skills and personal behaviours of an auditor
  • How to conduct effective opening and closing meetings
  • Preparing and distributing an audit report

Course content

Our 2-day Becoming a Skilled Lead Internal/External Auditor course will leave you with the skills and knowledge of how to conduct an audit of any management system. This course may be added to our additional 2-day and 3-day modules that cover Quality, Environmental, and OH&S management system requirements respectively.

Timetable

Day 1

Management Systems Auditing – preparation
  • What is auditing?
  • Roles and responsibilities of an auditor and an audit team leader
  • The 6 principles of auditing from ISO 19011
  • Effective audit planning and timetabling
  • Communication skills, interview techniques, and useful questioning methods
  • Setting appropriate audit objectives, scope, and criteria
  • Developing audit checklists

Day 2

Management Systems Auditing – the audit
  • Conducting an opening meeting
  • Identifying objective evidence and taking good notes
  • Reviewing auditing scenarios
  • Writing audit findings including nonconformities and non-compliances
  • Presenting a closing meeting
  • Compiling a meaningful audit report

Qualification

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a Certificate of Attainment with 2 Exemplar Global competencies:

  1. Exemplar Global AU – Management systems auditing
  2. Exemplar Global TL – Leading management systems audit teams

In addition, this course has the equivalent of 16 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Assessment

Throughout the course, you will complete a series of workshops which form part of the assessment. A short multiple-choice exam at the completion of each module assesses the knowledge and understanding gained throughout the training. You will receive continual assistance and feedback from the trainer and are given anecdotal examples of real-world audit situations.

No homework or take-home assessment. 

Who should attend

Designed to cater to people involved in auditing, system development or system maintenance, you should attend if you:

  • want to become an internal management systems auditor
  • want to become a 3rd party management systems auditor
  • are required to conduct supplier audits
  • need to develop or improve a management system
  • are involved in the management systems process
  • are a manager responsible for your organisation’s management system or management system auditing
  • wish to consolidate your existing knowledge into a formal qualification

Prior experience in auditing and management systems is not essential. 

Study Pathway – Where to from here?

If you wish to become a registered third-party, or external Management Systems auditor with Exemplar Global, you need to have obtained the competency units from this course and additional Exemplar Global competency units in a management systems scheme – eg. Quality Management Systems (Exemplar Global QM), Environmental Management Systems (Exemplar Global EM), OH&S Management Systems (Exemplar Global OH 45001), Information Security Management Systems (Exemplar Global IS), Food Safety Management Systems (Exemplar Global FS), and Business Continuity (Exemplar Global BC). These may be added during the same week of training or attended separately. We also offer courses in Risk Management and Psychological Health and Safety at Work

Contact Exemplar Global for more information on their registration process.

Price

The price of this course is $1,695 (inc. GST). Discounts for multiple attendees are available – please contact us to find out what discounts can be applied.

How to enrol

We offer 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.

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.

Delivery

Public – Face-to-face

Our public training courses are offered in multiple convenient locations across Australia, ensuring we can provide education for participants nationwide. You can attend our Integrated Management Systems Lead Auditor courses in most major capital cities, including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide. These locations provide a perfect setting for face-to-face learning, where you can interact directly with our experienced trainers and network with other professionals in the field.

Public – Virtual/Online

If online learning is more your style, we also offer virtual training for those who prefer or require flexibility. Our online courses are available to participants in Australia and New Zealand, providing the same premium education as our face-to-face sessions, with the added convenience of online learning. The virtual platform is designed to mimic in-person learning and aims to be engaging and interactive, with real-time group exercises, Q&A sessions, and online assessments. No matter your location, you can benefit from our expert-led training and become proficient in auditing integrated management systems.

Please note: Due to licensing restrictions, our virtual courses are open to participants from Australia and NZ only.

In-house – Face-to-face or virtual

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 or complete the form below to request a quote. 

Request an In-house quote

Training Course Locations

Risk Training Professionals

Secure your place now

Book now

Course Dates

Sort Location Start Finish Duration
Virtual - AEST (AUST & NZ participants only) Mon 22 Jul 2024 Tue 23 Jul 2024 2 Days Book now
Brisbane - Face to Face Mon 22 Jul 2024 Tue 23 Jul 2024 2 Days Book now
Melbourne - Face to Face Mon 29 Jul 2024 Tue 30 Jul 2024 2 Days Book now
Sydney - Face to Face Mon 29 Jul 2024 Tue 30 Jul 2024 2 Days Book now
Brisbane - Face to Face Mon 19 Aug 2024 Tue 20 Aug 2024 2 Days Book now
Perth - Face to Face Mon 19 Aug 2024 Tue 20 Aug 2024 2 Days Book now
Virtual - AEST (AUST & NZ participants only) Mon 02 Sep 2024 Tue 03 Sep 2024 2 Days Book now
Sydney - Face to Face Mon 09 Sep 2024 Tue 10 Sep 2024 2 Days Book now
Melbourne - Face to Face Mon 09 Sep 2024 Tue 10 Sep 2024 2 Days Book now
Perth - Face to Face Mon 16 Sep 2024 Tue 17 Sep 2024 2 Days Book now
Brisbane - Face to Face Mon 30 Sep 2024 Tue 01 Oct 2024 2 Days Book now
Sydney - Face to Face Mon 14 Oct 2024 Tue 15 Oct 2024 2 Days Book now
Virtual - AEDT (AUST & NZ participants only) Mon 14 Oct 2024 Tue 15 Oct 2024 2 Days Book now
Melbourne - Face to Face Mon 21 Oct 2024 Tue 22 Oct 2024 2 Days Book now
Perth - Face to Face Mon 28 Oct 2024 Tue 29 Oct 2024 2 Days Book now
Brisbane - Face to Face Mon 04 Nov 2024 Tue 05 Nov 2024 2 Days Book now
Virtual - AEDT (AUST & NZ participants only) Mon 11 Nov 2024 Tue 12 Nov 2024 2 Days Book now
Sydney - Face to Face Mon 02 Dec 2024 Tue 03 Dec 2024 2 Days Book now
Perth - Face to Face Mon 02 Dec 2024 Tue 03 Dec 2024 2 Days Book now
Melbourne - Face to Face Mon 09 Dec 2024 Tue 10 Dec 2024 2 Days Book now
Virtual - AEDT (AUST & NZ participants only) Mon 09 Dec 2024 Tue 10 Dec 2024 2 Days Book now
Brisbane - Face to Face Mon 09 Dec 2024 Tue 10 Dec 2024 2 Days Book now
Brisbane - Face to Face Mon 03 Feb 2025 Tue 04 Feb 2025 2 Days Book now
Perth - Face to Face Mon 03 Feb 2025 Tue 04 Feb 2025 2 Days Book now
Sydney - Face to Face Mon 10 Feb 2025 Tue 11 Feb 2025 2 Days Book now
Virtual - AEDT (AUST & NZ participants only) Mon 10 Feb 2025 Tue 11 Feb 2025 2 Days Book now
Melbourne - Face to Face Mon 17 Feb 2025 Tue 18 Feb 2025 2 Days Book now
Adelaide - Face to Face Mon 03 Mar 2025 Tue 04 Mar 2025 2 Days Book now
Brisbane - Face to Face Mon 03 Mar 2025 Tue 04 Mar 2025 2 Days Book now
Sydney - Face to Face Mon 10 Mar 2025 Tue 11 Mar 2025 2 Days Book now
Perth - Face to Face Mon 17 Mar 2025 Tue 18 Mar 2025 2 Days Book now
Virtual - AEDT (AUST & NZ participants only) Mon 24 Mar 2025 Tue 25 Mar 2025 2 Days Book now
Brisbane - Face to Face Mon 31 Mar 2025 Tue 01 Apr 2025 2 Days Book now
Melbourne - Face to Face Mon 31 Mar 2025 Tue 01 Apr 2025 2 Days Book now
Sydney - Face to Face Mon 07 Apr 2025 Tue 08 Apr 2025 2 Days Book now
Perth - Face to Face Mon 28 Apr 2025 Tue 29 Apr 2025 2 Days Book now
Melbourne - Face to Face Mon 05 May 2025 Tue 06 May 2025 2 Days Book now
Virtual - AEST (AUST & NZ participants only) Mon 12 May 2025 Tue 13 May 2025 2 Days Book now
Brisbane - Face to Face Mon 12 May 2025 Tue 13 May 2025 2 Days Book now
Sydney - Face to Face Mon 19 May 2025 Tue 20 May 2025 2 Days Book now
Perth - Face to Face Mon 09 Jun 2025 Tue 10 Jun 2025 2 Days Book now
Brisbane - Face to Face Mon 16 Jun 2025 Tue 17 Jun 2025 2 Days Book now
Virtual - AEST (AUST & NZ participants only) Mon 16 Jun 2025 Tue 17 Jun 2025 2 Days Book now
Sydney - Face to Face Mon 23 Jun 2025 Tue 24 Jun 2025 2 Days Book now
Melbourne - Face to Face Mon 23 Jun 2025 Tue 24 Jun 2025 2 Days Book now
Virtual - AEST (AUST & NZ participants only) Mon 21 Jul 2025 Tue 22 Jul 2025 2 Days Book now
Perth - Face to Face Mon 21 Jul 2025 Tue 22 Jul 2025 2 Days Book now
Brisbane - Face to Face Mon 28 Jul 2025 Tue 29 Jul 2025 2 Days Book now
Sydney - Face to Face Mon 04 Aug 2025 Tue 05 Aug 2025 2 Days Book now
Melbourne - Face to Face Mon 04 Aug 2025 Tue 05 Aug 2025 2 Days Book now
Perth - Face to Face Mon 18 Aug 2025 Tue 19 Aug 2025 2 Days Book now
Brisbane - Face to Face Mon 08 Sep 2025 Tue 09 Sep 2025 2 Days Book now
Virtual - AEST (AUST & NZ participants only) Mon 08 Sep 2025 Tue 09 Sep 2025 2 Days Book now
Adelaide - Face to Face Mon 08 Sep 2025 Tue 09 Sep 2025 2 Days Book now
Sydney - Face to Face Mon 15 Sep 2025 Tue 16 Sep 2025 2 Days Book now
Melbourne - Face to Face Mon 15 Sep 2025 Tue 16 Sep 2025 2 Days Book now
Perth - Face to Face Mon 22 Sep 2025 Tue 23 Sep 2025 2 Days Book now
Melbourne - Face to Face Mon 20 Oct 2025 Tue 21 Oct 2025 2 Days Book now
Virtual - AEDT (AUST & NZ participants only) Mon 27 Oct 2025 Tue 28 Oct 2025 2 Days Book now
Brisbane - Face to Face Mon 27 Oct 2025 Tue 28 Oct 2025 2 Days Book now
Sydney - Face to Face Mon 27 Oct 2025 Tue 28 Oct 2025 2 Days Book now
Perth - Face to Face Mon 27 Oct 2025 Tue 28 Oct 2025 2 Days Book now
Sydney - Face to Face Mon 01 Dec 2025 Tue 02 Dec 2025 2 Days Book now
Perth - Face to Face Mon 01 Dec 2025 Tue 02 Dec 2025 2 Days Book now
Brisbane - Face to Face Mon 08 Dec 2025 Tue 09 Dec 2025 2 Days Book now
Virtual - AEDT (AUST & NZ participants only) Mon 08 Dec 2025 Tue 09 Dec 2025 2 Days Book now
Melbourne - Face to Face Mon 08 Dec 2025 Tue 09 Dec 2025 2 Days Book now

There are no search results in your chosen search.
Register and we'll be in touch when courses are available

Register Now

Can't find course dates in your city?

Register and we'll be in touch when courses are available

Register Now

“Excellent trainers with high level expertise, varied content to keep us engaged and quality resources leave me with confidence that I could implement what I’ve learned.”

“The presenters really helped to link the course material to real life situations. They were very professional and helped make the course very enjoyable.”

“Thoroughly enjoyable learning experience, facilitated to an excellent standard – Well adapted to the diversity of skill within the group.”

Fantastic course professionally run by a ‘real’ auditor working in the field which allowed for a fantastic bridge between theory and practical examples.

“It is rare to find a trainer with extensive practical and current industry knowledge of the topic. This is a real world training course for real world application. 100% recommend Pat to conduct any training in future.”

Need help finding a course?

Speak directly with a member of the RTP team to decide which course is right for you.

×
Menu