Key details

Cost: $3,395 (inc. gst)

Duration: 4.5 Days

CPD Points: 36

Qualifications: AU TL OH 45001

About the course

This 4.5-day course is for those who have to develop, implement, maintain, improve, manage, or audit OH&S. Our OH&S Management Systems Lead Auditor course gives you the skills to perform effective audits in alignment with ISO 19011:2018 – Guidelines for auditing management systems. In addition, you will leave with a comprehensive understanding of ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems. 

ISO 45001:2018 is the International Standard for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems and has replaced the Australian Standard for Health and Safety – AS/NZS 4801:2001. It helps businesses streamline their management systems, processes, and controls as it aligns with the requirements provided in other ISO standards, including ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems and ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems.

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

Plus, you receive a free licensed copy of:

  • 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
  • Documentation and evidence requirements of ISO 45001:2018
  • The process approach and its benefits to business
  • Effective and timely hazard identification, risk assessment and control processes

Course content

The course is divided into flexible modules, enabling you to attend 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 will learn to conduct a management systems audit. The other module covers the requirements of an OH&S management system.



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
  • Organizational 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


OH&S Management systems
  • Start at 12.30pm
  • Reducing workplace injury and illness
  • Hazard identification, risk assessment, and control
  • The hierarchy of control
  • Requirements of ISO 45001
  • Auditing against ISO 45001


Auditing scenarios
  • Review of OH&S Management System requirements
  • OH&S Management System audit scenarios
  • Writing up findings
  • Course review


Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a Certificate of Attainment which identifies the following 3 Exemplar Global competencies:

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

This course has the equivalent of 36 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

Designed to cater to people involved in auditing, system development or system maintenance, you should attend if you:

  • want to become an OH&SMS internal auditor
  • want to become a 3rd party OH&SMS auditor
  • need to write and implement an OH&SMS
  • are involved the OHS management processes
  • are a manager responsible for your OH&SMS and OH&SMS 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 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 Environmental Management Systems (Exemplar Global EM) may be added during the week of training. 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 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.

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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