Key details

Cost: $3,490 (inc. gst)

Duration: 5 Days

CPD Points: 40

Qualifications: AU TL QM EM OH 45001

About the course

Leading organisations are becoming increasingly aware that combining their OH&S, Quality, and Environmental management systems into a single, integrated management system gives them a clear competitive advantage, ensuring streamlined processes, and reduced duplication.

Our 5-day Integrated Management Systems Lead Auditor course will give you the skills to perform effective, value-adding audits in alignment with ISO 19011:2018 – Guidelines for auditing management systems. We also provide you with the knowledge to build, implement, and maintain a management system that meets the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems, ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems, and ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems.

This is our feature course and is for those who require full knowledge of how to conduct an audit across the three main disciplines of Quality, Environmental, and OH&S management systems. This is the most effective and efficient method to understand the requirements of an integrated management system.

Ideally suited to those who have to develop, implement, maintain, improve, manage or audit against multiple disciplines, our Integrated Management Systems Lead Auditor course will leave you ready to hit the ground running.

This course has the equivalent of 40 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.

Plus, you receive a free licensed copy of:

  • ISO 9001:2015 Quality management systems – Requirements
  • ISO 14001:2015 Environmental management systems – Requirements with guidance for use 
  • ISO 45001:2018 OH&S management systems – Requirements with guidance for use


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.

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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 where you learn how to conduct an audit of any management system in accordance with ISO 19011. The remaining modules cover Quality, Environmental, and OH&S management system requirements respectively.



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


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


Management systems – what are they?
  • History of ISO and the high level structure
  • Organisational context – external and internal 
  • Customers, workers, the community, and shareholders
  • Risk-based thinking, the process approach
  • Modern management systems
Quality Management Systems
  • Prioritising the customer
  • Process approach and its application
  • Risk-based quality
  • Requirements of ISO 9001:2015
  • Auditing against ISO 9001:2015


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


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


    Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a Certificate of Attainment with 5 Exemplar Global competencies below:

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

    This course has the equivalent of 40 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.


    There are no prerequisites for this course.


    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

    Are you involved in auditing, system development or system maintenance? You should attend if you:

    • want to become an IMS internal auditor
    • want to become a 3rd party IMS auditor
    • need to write and implement an IMS
    • are involved in Quality, Environmental, OHS, or IMS management processes
    • are a manager responsible for their IMS and IMS 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, completing this course is the first step.

    Once you have obtained the Exemplar Global competencies from this course, you can follow the qualification-based certification path to become a registered third-party or external auditor. A full explanation of the requirements to become certified with Exemplar Global can be found here or contact us for more information.

    Additional Exemplar Global competencies for Information Security Management Systems (Exemplar Global IS), and Food Safety Management Systems (Exemplar Global FS) may be attended separately.

    How to enrol

    PwC offers a streamlined enrolment process – enrol directly into your course online, or call us on 1300 95 96 92 to enrol over the phone. 

    Discounts for multiple attendees are available – Please call us to find out what discounts can be applied.

    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 regular public courses are conducted at PwC offices in capital cities across Australia. You will enjoy an excellent learning experience in a premium training venue, and;

    • We never cancel courses – book with confidence
    • Class sizes are kept to manageable numbers – so everybody learns
    • No homework or take-home assessment! All work is completed in course time – we know you’re busy
    • No major exam – we assess you as you go

    Public – Virtual/Online

    We’ve developed an online digital classroom to deliver our courses virtually so you can attend from anywhere! Our purpose-built platform is engaging and interactive. Our virtual training platform incorporates:

    • Group exercises – facilitated by mini break out workshops amongst participants
    • The ability to ask questions in real-time
    • Built-in note taking and tracking of course materials
    • Interaction with participants and trainer throughout the session through a chat functionality
    • Online assessments providing a streamlined marking process

    Our aim is to recreate the classroom experience in a safe, virtual environment, maintaining the fun and engaging experience our clients find useful and valuable.

    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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