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Auditing Course 2 v2

Introductory Auditing Skills (VILT)

Duration: 6 hours + assessment, Cost: $486.00 + GST

Course overview

This course provides a basic understanding of the principles of quality auditing. By learning about the process you will be able to ensure your organisation is consistently meeting audit standards and making greater use of audit reports. Areas covered in this course include the rationality behind audit procedures and the key roles of an auditor, whilst covering the auditing process from initial planning to the final report. This programme is an approved training scheme with the NZQA.

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?

  • Internal auditors
  • Auditees
  • Supervisors
  • Individuals seeking the knowledge of conducting successful audits

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. 

Key benefits

  • Understand why and how audits are conducted
  • Understand the objectives and benefits of audits
  • Learn the key steps in the audit process
  • Learn about ethical audit behaviour
  • Train with a NZQA recognised Private Training Establishment (PTE)


  • A Knowledge Check will be completed on course

Note: This assessment reflects 40 hours of learning. This includes classroom time, self-directed learning and assessment time. 

Pre-Course Learning 

Two weeks before the course you will receive pre-course reading material. Please make sure you take the time to go through this document and familiarise yourself with your Auditing process.  This is to help you make the most of your learning experience on the course.

Entry Requirements 

A good understanding of the hazards to food safety, the food sector (including regulatory requirements), and the products/ processes of the participant’s company is advised.

Trainees must be employed or have been previously employed in the industry for a minimum of six months in roles with responsibility for developing, implementing or auditing HACCP plans; supervising production or processing (key decision-makers); quality control and/or quality assurance.

English Proficiency

All students are required to have a level of written and oral English equivalent to IELTS 5.5 or higher to be eligible to attend the courses. The person responsible for making bookings or authorising attendance on the course must agree to this entry requirement. 

Please note that evidence of English language proficiency is exempt for those trainees whose enrolment has been organised, paid or required by their employer.

Learning Support

Please contact our team if you have any special learning needs or additional support is required on the day.  Trainees with literacy concerns may request a reader/writer support for non-unit standard based training.


Note: This course is available to all students. (Domestic and International)

AsureQuality Limited has been granted approval by NZQA under section 251 of the Education Act 1989 to provide the Advanced HACCP training scheme


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