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Advanced Auditing Skills

Duration: 2 days + pre-course a, Cost: $1160.10 + GST per person

Course overview

This course is designed for individuals conducting internal audits or managing an internal audit programme. Two assessments are conducted as part of the course, including a pre-course work assessment where the attendee completes a workbook to bring along to the training for review and marking. 

An optional assessment 8084 can be completed separately (at cost) with assessment being a witnessed quality audit within their workplace.  Link here (external link)  for detail and cost.

“The trainer was great with the participants. He was very friendly, welcoming and made sure everyone understood the course content.” Employee at Scalzo Food Industries

What is covered?

  • The principles and philosophies of quality management
  • Best practice in auditing and the audit process
  • The soft and hard skills used in auditing

Who should attend?

  • Those who are involved in auditing andneed an advanced understanding of audit practices

Virtual Instructor-Led Training

  • Please ensure you have a stable internet connection for the session. 
  • Ensure you have access to a microphone and webcam
  • Where possible, choose a quiet space where you are unlikely to be interrupted for the duration of your training. 
  • Allow 40 hours to complete pre-course work, course dates + revision day

Key benefits

  • Learn how to apply quality management concepts within your company
  • Learn the fundamental principles of quality auditing including how to define the scope of an audit and how to write the final audit report
  • Understand the key roles and attributes of an auditor/lead auditor
  • Gain an insight into current national and international food safety issues
  • Train with a NZQA recognised Private Training Establishment (PTE)


  • Unit standard 8085 – Demonstrate knowledge of quality and its management (Level 3) (4 credits). Theoretical component to be completed prior to the course
  • Unit standard 8086 – Demonstrate knowledge required for quality auditing (Level 4) (4 credits). Theoretical component to be completed on the course


There is no prerequisite, however, those new to auditing are advised to complete Introductory Auditing Skills.  Trainees should complete all pre-course work prior to attending the 2 days scheduled for VILT session

Course duration

  • Pre-course work - self-managing - allow 4 hours
  • 2 hours scheduled for Q&A with the trainer - usually 4 days prior to course commencement
  • Return assessment 8085 prior to the course date
  • Day 1 - VILT (webinar session)
  • Break - 1 day revision or return to normal duties 
  • Day 2 - VILT + (webinar + 8086 assessment)



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