Key details

Cost: $1,495 (inc. GST)

Duration: 2 Days

CPD Points: 16

Qualifications: HP

About the course

Learn the principles and application of HACCP with this 2-day HACCP course. Get the skills and knowledge to develop a hazard analysis critical control (HACCP) based food safety plan and to oversee its implementation and monitoring.

Our course will help you to understand the Principles of Codex HACCP and how you can use them to develop a HACCP plan which will identify, evaluate and control food safety hazards within your organisation. Our food safety training experts will guide you through the requirements of HACCP in full so you can implement a system that demonstrates your commitment to food safety and manages your risks effectively. You will also learn about applicable Food Safety Legislation, Pre-requisite Program, the Ethics of Food Safety and how to best apply them for the benefit of an organisation.This course also meets the formal HACCP training requirements of Australian Retailers, GFSI Standards (BRC, SQF) and other relevant Standards. 

Our experienced tutors will explore the HACCP standard in-depth, with workshops and practical exercises to ensure you go from beginner to expert.

This course has the equivalent of 16 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.

Plus, you receive a free licensed copy of:

  • ISO 22000 Food Safety Management Systems 


Our training is different because

No homework or take-home assessment.

Internationally recognised courses.

Trainers are practising audit professionals.

All learning materials 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 HACCP’s seven principles 
  • HACCP Plan development and implementation in accordance with Codex HACCP
  • Types of Hazards
  • Emerging Industry concerns
  • Verification and Validation activities
  • Pre-requisite Programs


Course content

This 2-day course will leave you with knowledge of the principles and application of HACCP. It can be joined to an additional module: ‘Becoming a Skilled Lead Internal/External Auditor‘ where participants learn how to conduct management systems audits in accordance with ISO 19011:2018 Guidelines for Auditing Management Systems. To complete these modules together, see our Food Safety Management Systems Lead Auditor course.



Introduction to Food Safety & HACCP
  • Context of Food Safety
  • Overview of Industry Recalls
  • Food Safety Legislation including Food Standards code
  • Prerequisite programmes
  • HACCP Steps 1 to 6 including Workshops
  • Assemble HACCP team
  • Describe product
  • Identify intended use
  • hazard analysis and control.


Documenting and Implementing a HACCP Plan
  • Food Safety Hazard Identification and Controls
  • Food Pathogens
  • HACCP Steps 7 to 12 including Workshops to determine and establish Critical Control Points (CCP) including: critical limits, monitoring systems, corrective actions, verification & validation requirements, documentation and record keeping
  • Validation of CCPs
  • Validation v Verification
  • HACCP Plan Review


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

  • Exemplar Global HP – Developing HACCP Plans

Additional Exemplar Global competencies for Food Safety may be attended separately to add additional units of competency.


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 a variety of people currently involved in the development and / or management of Food Safety Programs, you should attend if you:

  • want to meet the formal HACCP training requirements of Australian Retails, GFSI Standards (BRC, SQF) and other relevant Standards. 
  • want to become an Exemplar Global HACCP Practitioner
  • need to write and implement a HACCP Plan
  • are involved in the Food Safety management process
  • wish to activity participate in a HACCP Team
  • wish to consolidate their existing knowledge into a formal qualification

A food safety industry background is preferred, however prior experience in Food Safety is not essential.

Study Pathway – Where to from here?

If you wish to become a registered third-party, or external HACCP Practitioner with Exemplar Global, you need to have obtained the competency units from this course and the additional Exemplar Global competency units of AU and TL (via our Becoming a Skilled Lead Auditor or Management Systems Lead Auditor courses).

Once you have obtained these units of competency, you can follow the qualification-based 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 Management Systems auditing (Exemplar Global AU and TL) may be added during the same week of training, or attended separately. Competencies for Quality Management Systems (Exemplar Global QM) Environmental Management Systems (Exemplar Global EM) and/or OH&S Management Systems (Exemplar Global OH 45001), and Information Security Management Systems (Exemplar Global IS) may be attended separately.  


The price of this course is $1,495 (inc. GST). Discounts for multiple attendees are available – Please call us to find out what discounts can be applied.

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.

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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Virtual - AEST (AUST & NZ participants only) Wed 15 May 2024 Thu 16 May 2024 2 Days Book now
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“Excellent trainers with high level expertise, varied content to keep us engaged and quality resources leave me with confidence that I could implement what I’ve learned.”

“The presenters really helped to link the course material to real life situations. They were very professional and helped make the course very enjoyable.”

“Thoroughly enjoyable learning experience, facilitated to an excellent standard – Well adapted to the diversity of skill within the group.”

Fantastic course professionally run by a ‘real’ auditor working in the field which allowed for a fantastic bridge between theory and practical examples.

“Very informative and enjoyable course. Excellent materials and tools in the course and to take home. Excellent value for money. The trainer did a great job of keeping us engaged and learning. I will do future training through PwC.”

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