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Cost: $3,190 (inc. gst)

Duration: 5 Days

PD Points: 40

Qualifications: AU TL QM EM OH-45001

About the course...

Leading organisations are becoming increasingly aware that combining their OHS, quality, and environmental management systems into a single, integrated management system gives them a clear competitive advantage.

Our Integrated Management Systems Lead Auditor course provides you with the knowledge to build, implement, and maintain a management system that not only 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, but also works for the benefit of the organisation, ensuring streamlined processes and reduced duplication.

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, environment and OHS 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.


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.

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Course overview...

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of this course participants will understand:

  • The principles and procedures of auditing
  • The roles and responsibilities of lead auditors and auditors
  • The benefits of a risk based audit programme
  • How to plan an effective audit
  • Interpersonal skills and personal behaviours of an auditor
  • Appropriate audit questioning techniques
  • How to conduct an effective opening meeting
  • The importance of identifying objective evidence and note taking
  • How to present findings at a closing meeting
  • The required follow up activities after an audit
  • Risk-based thinking and its application to modern management systems
  • The process approach and its benefits to business
  • The integration of the customer into organisational processes
  • Life-cycle assessment and its implications for an organization’s environmental aspects
  • Effective and timely hazard identification, risk assessment and control

Course content


This course is divided into four modules, enabling participants 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, and participants learn to conduct a management systems audit. The remaining three modules cover Quality, Environmental, and OHS 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?
  • Modern management systems
  • Risk based thinking, the process approach
  • Customers, workers, the community and shareholders
  • History of ISO and the high level structure 
Quality Management Systems
  • Auditing against ISO 9001:2015
  • Requirements of ISO 9001:2015
  • Risk based quality
  • Organizational context – external and internal 
  • Prioritising the customer


Environmental Management Systems
  • Auditing against ISO 14001:2015
  • Requirements of ISO 14001:2015
  • Life cycle assessment 
  • Environmental aspects and impacts
  • Enhanced environment performance
OHS Management systems
  • Auditing against ISO 45001:2018
  • Requirements of ISO 45001:2018
  • The hierarchy of control
  • Hazard identification, risk assessment and control
  • Reducing workplace injury and illness


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


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 Professional Development (PD) points.


There are no prerequisites for this course.


Throughout the course, participants will complete a series of workshops which form the bulk of the assessment. A short multiple-choice exam at the completion of each module confirms the knowledge and understanding gained. Participants receive continual assistance and feedback from the trainer.

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 required. 

Study Pathway – Where to from here?

If you wish to become a registered third-party, or external Quality, Environmental, OHS, or Integrated 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 either a qualification-based, or competency-based certification path. A full explanation of the requirements to become certified with Exemplar Global can be found here, or contact us for more information.

Competencies for Food Safety Management Systems (CODEX, HACCP and ISO 22000) 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 in capital cities and key regional centres in Australia and New Zealand. You will enjoy an excellent learning experience in a premium training venue, and:

  • 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

In response to COVID-19 and social distancing, we’ve gone virtual with all of our courses to keep the interaction and engagement between trainer and participants. Our virtual training platform incorporates:

  • Group exercises – facilitated by mini break out workshops amongst the team
  • Ability to ask questions in real time
  • Built in note taking and tracking of course materials
  • You can interact with participants 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.

Our public training courses are valuable opportunities for professional development and networking. They are the perfect way to convert your current experience into formal qualifications for either career advancement or a complete career change.

Our Trainers are practising auditors and experts in their field. They deliver practical and real world auditing experiences.

Public – Blended Virtual Delivery

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, PwC’s Auditor Training is offering a blended virtual delivery to be run concurrently with our public course face to face delivery.

The virtual delivery will be as close to our face to face delivery as possible with real-time interaction with the trainer and other participants. Our technology has been tested and has been built to facilitate smaller break out workshops amongst participants, ability to ask the trainer questions, engage with participants about the content and complete assessments online.

Please call us on 1300 95 96 92 to enrol. 


In-house training can provide a cost-effective training solution (face to face or virtual) 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 for a quote and to discuss your individual training needs.


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“I really enjoyed this course – much more than i thought i would. John Smale is an excellent facilitator! I liked his breadth knowledge and his personal anecdotes added a personal depth that kept me engaged for the full 5 days. He should definitely be gifted a voucher for a fishing charter for his efforts.”

“I enjoyed the functional learnings the course content had to offer. The lecturer bought exceptional value and worth to the training due to his vast knowledge and experience.”

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“I really enjoyed this course – much more than i thought i would. John Smale is an excellent facilitator! I liked his breadth knowledge and his personal anecdotes added a personal depth that kept me engaged for the full 5 days. He should definitely be gifted a voucher for a fishing charter for his efforts.”

“I enjoyed the functional learnings the course content had to offer. The lecturer bought exceptional value and worth to the training due to his vast knowledge and experience.”

“This is an excellent course which is directly relevant to my line of work. The PwC Admin team were adaptable to upgrading me into the Integrated Management Systems Lead Auditor course part way through the course. I now have more confidence in my auditing skills.”

“The Integrated Management Systems Lead Auditor training program was comprehensive, well paced, informative and provided many opportunities to apply the course content in a realistic fashion. The trainers were superb. They knew their content back to front and were able to bring together and engage participants through their diverse practical experience.”

“I found Tom’s delivery and understanding of ISO 9001 very informative and hands on which helped further my understanding of the information that we received.”