Introductory Auditor Training

Auditing course to conduct effective inspections, internal audits and/or supplier audits.
This is an image of a qualified certification  food safety auditor being friendly with the quality manager during an internal audit in a food business.
Internal Auditor Skills
One day course
Delivered by experienced auditor/Ex- Ministry for Primary Industries recognised verifier
Based on NZQA Unit Standard 8086 and ISO19011:2008

Why Introductory Auditor Training?

  • Auditing is a complex task
  • Conducting effective audits protecting customers and brands is not easy.
  • Food safety/quality management system you are expected to maintain and audits are getting more complex and involved.
  • It takes a lot of technical and interpersonal skills to be a good auditor.
  • If the internal auditor is not highlighting potential risks, eventually  customer complaints will!
Become an effective auditor!
Learn about auditing, its importance, benefits and what makes an effective audit.

Understand effective audit planning, conducting, reporting and follow up. 

In this auditor course you will learn food safety and quality management system auditing techniques that will help you adding value to your food business protecting consumers and brands.
Internationally recognised best auditing practices "ISO19011:2018"
This course will help you to conduct effective food safety management system audits that support risk management and mitigation as well as continuous improvement  at your organisation. 

Completing this Introductory Auditing Course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the definition,  purpose, scope, and objectives of an audit

  • Recognise different types of audits
  • Explain what makes a good audit and auditor
  • List and understand the steps of the audit process and effective audit techniques
  • Understand good auditor’s soft skills
  • Identify and classify observations and non-conformance
  • Understand the content and expectations of audit report writing
  • Recognise best auditing practices and how they apply to your audits.

Your investment

Food Control Plan Audit - Auckland
  • Imagine conducting internal audits that help your team members making the changes expected, quality audits, verifications and inspections that satisfy all audit stakeholders and give you further confidence, this is what this course is for.
Price: NZ$595/Person (GST and Fees Included)

What's included?

  • Learning methods

  • Presentation and workbook
  • Videos
  • Practical exercises
  • Live discussions
  • Links and resources
  • Who is it for?

  • Supplier auditors, internal auditors and inspectors 
  • Supervisors conducting GMP audits and inspections
  • Quality management system and regional managers
  • Anyone who is engaged in auditing, verification and inspections who will benefit from internal audits courses.

Certificate of Completion

Food Surety auditor course certification.

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Meet your trainer

Ray Haddad

Hello! I'm Ray, the Lead Trainer & Managing Director at Food Surety. I am a food professional myself, and I know how difficult it can be when you want to do a great job building and implementing a process that meets expectations, but the expectations or the how to get there need to be clarified!

I believe everyone in the industry deserves the knowledge and confidence to do their job right. I am driven by food professionals' experiences of light bulb moments and breakthroughs in their thinking. Therefore, I deliver courses with the tools and insights you need to excel.

Since 2007, I've worked in quality assurance, auditing, consulting, training, and as an advisor in international projects in the food industry. I have a proven track record of conducting hundreds of audits, including external 3rd party certification audits, as an auditor/verifier recognised by the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). Additionally, I have trained thousands of food professionals across different sectors and regions, including New Zealand, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East.

So let's work together to support you in protecting food for all and creating a safer and more sustainable food system.

Ray Haddad


I’m passing on a recommendation for a good course and trainer. I recently completed VACCP training with Food Surety.  The one day course was via zoom and was surprisingly hands on with breakout rooms and working through examples. It has helped reflecting on all potential fraud types across the entire supply chain and appropriate mitigations. I highly recommend it.

Craig Cooper
Quality and Operations Manager
Hawkins Watts New Zealand

Over my 35 years of going to all sorts of courses this HACCP course has to be one of the best. Ray is clear, knowledgeable and agile thinker.

Phil Nilsson
Director and Engineering Manager
Alive Foods Limited

Ray is very knowledgeable, has a very effective communication and ability to keep you engaged and interested. My team and I have learned a lot, and we feel more confident applying the knowledge back in our workplace.

Virginie Cazeaux
Quality Assurance & Compliance Manager

Frucor Suntory New Zealand Ltd
I would like to sincerely thank Ray Haddad of Food Surety for delivering an Insightful and Informative training session. My Acquaintance and connections who are in the Space of Food safety & Technical compliance who would require an in depth understanding on Food defense and Food fraud implementation. I would certainly recommend you to take up this course

Ravishankar Kumaresan
Food Safety & Regulatory Compliance Manager
Mercorella Group

Introductory Auditing Training

One Day training Course
9:00am to 5:00pm
Cost per Person is
NZ$595 (including GST & Fees)
Contact us for group discounts and booking

Why should I take this Auditor Training course?

Auditing is a complex process, it takes a variety of skills, from communication skills, questioning techniques, listening, time management, risk based thinking and more.... all of that is of course to be complimenting your comprehensive audit process understanding.

This auditing skills course is aimed at arming you with the needed knowledge and skills that will help you assessing your organization's systems against your food business internal procedures, GMP, product audits and inspections to more complex audits against any of the standards you might be working with from ISO 9001, ISO 14001 to food safety management systems like FSSC 22000, SQF or BRCG.

This Food Surety auditor certification is well designed and thoughtfully delivered to simplify complex potentially complex topics delivering it a practical and engaging manner.

It can be delivered in-house at your site, in person or in a virtual classroom training so you can attend it from the comfort of your office or home, no travel, no extra costs.
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