Key details

Cost: $2,295 (inc. GST)

Duration: 3 Days

CPD Points: 24

Qualifications: FS + NFS1, NFS2, NFS3, NFS4, HP

About the course

Our 3-day Food Safety Management Systems course provides you with a comprehensive and practical understanding of HACCP principles, the Food Safety Management Systems ISO 22000:2018, and the National Food Safety Auditor (NFSA) scheme.

Learn how to identify, evaluate and control food safety hazards within your organisation so you can develop, maintain, improve, and manage a system that demonstrates your commitment to food safety.  

This course meets the formal HACCP training requirements of Australian Retailers, GFSI Standards (BRC, SQF) and other relevant Standards. 

This course has the equivalent of 24 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.

Plus, you receive a complimentary licensed copy of:

  • ISO 22000 Food Safety Management Systems 

Our training is different because

No homework or take-home assessment.

Internationally recognised courses.

Trainers are practising audit professionals.

All learning materials provided.

Certificates are issued promptly upon the completion of the course.

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Course overview

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of this course, you will understand:

Food Safety management system requirements
  • 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
  • Issues arising from implementing a Food Safety Management System


Course content

This 3-day course will leave you with knowledge of the ISO 22000 Food Safety management systems standard. It can be joined to an additional module: ‘Becoming a Skilled Lead Internal/External Auditor‘ where participants learn how to conduct management systems audits in accordance with ISO 19011:2018 Guidelines for Auditing Management Systems. To complete these modules together, see our Food Safety Management Systems Lead Auditor course.



Introduction to Food Safety & HACCP
  • Context of Food Safety
  • Overview of Industry Recalls
  • Food Safety Legislation including Food Standards code
  • Prerequisite programmes
  • HACCP Steps 1 to 6 including Workshops
  • Assemble HACCP team
  • Describe product
  • Identify intended use
  • Hazard analysis and control.


Documenting and Implementing a HACCP Plan
  • Food Safety Hazard Identification and Controls
  • Food Pathogens
  • HACCP Steps 7 to 12 including Workshops to determine and establish Critical Control Points (CCP) including: critical limits, monitoring systems, corrective actions, verification & validation requirements, documentation and record keeping
  • Validation of CCPs
  • Validation v Verification
  • HACCP Plan Review.


Auditing scenarios
  • ISO 22000:2018
  • Food safety audit scenarios and case study
  • Course review


This course in internationally recognised and is certified by Exemplar Global. Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a Certificate of Attainment with the following units of competency:

  • Exemplar Global – FS Food Safety Management Systems
  • Exemplar Global NFS-1 – Assess Compliance with Food Safety programs
  • Exemplar Global NFS-2 – Communicate Food Safety Audits
  • Exemplar Global NFS-3 – Conduct Food Safety Audits
  • Exemplar Global NFS-4 – Identify, Evaluate, and Control Food Safety Hazards
  • Exemplar Global HP – Developing HACCP Plans

This course has the equivalent of 24 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.


There are no prerequisites for this course. 


All assessment is conducted during the course and there is no homework. Throughout the course, you will complete:

  • Case study review
  • Evaluation of Food Safety audit scenarios

The final piece of assessment is a short exam.

You will prepare, complete, and hand in copies of their assessments during class – there is never any homework!

Who should attend?

You should attend if you:

  •  are developing and implementing a Food Safety management system
  •  are looking to work in the area of Food Safety
  •  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

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 Food Safety Management Systems auditor with Exemplar Global, you need to have obtained the competency units from this course and the additional Exemplar Global competency units of AU and TL (via our Becoming a Skilled Lead Auditor or Management Systems Lead Auditor courses).

    Contact Exemplar Global for more information on their registration process.

    Additional Exemplar Global competencies for Management Systems auditing (Exemplar Global AU and TL) may be added during the same week of training, or attended separately. Competencies for Quality Management Systems (Exemplar Global QM) Environmental Management Systems (Exemplar Global EM) and/or OH&S Management Systems (Exemplar Global OH 45001), Information Security Management Systems (Exemplar Global IS), and Business Continuity (Exemplar Global BC) may be attended separately. We also offer courses in Risk Management and Psychological Health and Safety at Work




    The price of this course is $2,295 (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.


    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. 

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