Key details

Cost: $3,645 (inc. GST)

Duration: 5 Days

CPD Points: 36

Qualifications: AU TL EM OH 45001

About the course

Our 5-day Environmental & OH&S Management Systems Lead Auditor training course provides you with a comprehensive understanding of ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems and ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems. In addition, you will learn how to conduct a successful internal or external audit in accordance with ISO 19011:2011 Guidelines for Auditing Management Systems, either as part of an audit team or as the team leader. 

This course is ideally suited to those who require knowledge of how to develop, maintain, improve, manage, or audit against multiple disciplines.

This course has the equivalent of 36 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.

Plus, you receive a complimentary licensed copy of:

  • ISO 14001:2015 Environmental management systems – Requirements with guidance for use 
  • ISO 45001:2018 OH&S management systems – Requirements with guidance for use

    After successful completion of the course, you’ll gain access to a suite of downloadable resources including templates and checklists

     

    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.

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    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  
    • Risk-based thinking and its application to modern management systems
    • The process approach and its benefits to business
    • Integration of the customer into organisational processes
    • Life-cycle assessment and its implications for an organisation’s environmental aspects
    • Effective and timely hazard identification, risk assessment and control
    • Documentation and evidence requirements

    Course content

    This course is divided into flexible modules, enabling you to attend all modules in the one week, or spread across different sessions. The first 2-day module is equivalent to our ‘Becoming a Skilled Lead Internal/External Auditor’ course, and teaches participants to conduct a management systems audit. The remaining modules cover Environmental and OH&S management system requirements respectively.

    Timetable

    Monday

    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

    Tuesday

    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

    Wednesday

    Management systems – what are they?
    • History of ISO and the harmonised structure
    • Organisational context – external and internal 
    • Customers, workers, the community, and shareholders
    • Risk-based thinking, the process approach
    • Modern management systems
    Management Systems underpinning knowledge
    • Scope of Quality, Environmental, and OH&S systems within an Integrated Management System
    • Requirements of ISO 9001:2015 as underpinning knowledge of other management system requirements

    Thursday

    Environmental Management Systems
    • Enhanced environmental performance
    • Risk-based environmental aspects and impacts
    • Life cycle assessment 
    • Requirements of ISO 14001:2015
    • Auditing against ISO 14001:2015
    OH&S Management systems
    • Reducing workplace injury and illness
    • Hazard identification, risk assessment, and control
    • The hierarchy of control
    • Requirements of ISO 45001:2018
    • Auditing against ISO 45001:2018

      Friday

      Auditing scenarios
      • Review of Integrated Management System requirements
      • IMS audit scenarios
      • Writing up findings
      • Course review

      Qualification

      Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a Certificate of Attainment which identifies the 4 Exemplar Global competencies below:

      1. Exemplar Global AU – Management systems auditing
      2. Exemplar Global TL – Leading management systems audit teams
      3. Exemplar Global EM – Environmental management systems
      4. Exemplar Global OH 45001 – Occupational Health and Safety management systems

      This course has the equivalent of 36 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 a variety of people currently involved in the audit, Environmental, and OH&S Management System process, you should attend if you:

      • want to become an internal Environmental and OH&S auditor
      • want to become a 3rd party Environmental and OH&S auditor
      • need to write and implement an Environmental and OH&S Management System
      • are involved in the Environmental and OH&S Management process
      • are a manager responsible for your organisation’s Environmental and OH&S Management System and 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 Environmental and OH&S Management Systems auditor with Exemplar Global, you need to have obtained the competency units from this course.

      Information Security Management Systems (Exemplar Global IS), and Food Safety Management Systems (Exemplar Global FS), and Business Continuity (Exemplar Global BC) may be attended separately. We also offer courses in Risk Management and Psychological Health and Safety at Work

      Price

      The price of this course is $3,645 (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. 

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