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Lead Auditor plus Developing HACCP Plans

With your qualification, you will become an internationally recognized Lead Auditor and HACCP Practitioner with a comprehensive understanding of how to conduct a successful external audit against the requirements of a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) system.  You will be able to apply what you learn across all industries around the world.

  • Promote yourself as a HACCP Practitioner 
  • Promote yourself as a HACCP External Auditor 
  • Perform HACCP audits on behalf of Conformity Assessment Bodies (CAB’s) or Certification Bodies (CB’s)
  • Assess an organizations HACCP system against CODEX and other requirements in the role of a Lead external auditor
  • Obtain awareness of the processes that an organization should be taking to address and correct HACCP nonconformances
  • Write, review and provide feedback on HACCP audit reports
  • Obtain awareness of the processes that an organization should be taking to develop, implement, maintain and continually improve its HACCP system
  • Document nonconformances within an external audit report

Online and virtual 'ELP (because we all need a little extra 'ELP)

This course includes the advantage of our Extended Learning Program (ELP). 

The ATOL team isn’t like other training providers. We don’t like to simply enrol you in a course, then let you fend for yourself. We’re here to support you as long as you need us!

Take a look at ELP to see all the additional benefits and resources you receive as an ATOL student.

The Lead Auditor and Developing HACCP Plans (HACCP Practitioner) units are internationally recognized and delivered online with a final workbook submission. 

Units covered:  
Audit fundamentals Audit principles and procedures
Audit report Closing the audit
Communication Document review
Objective, scope and criteria Planning the audit
Roles and responsibilities High Level Structure
Introduction to HACCP Legislation and Ethics
The Five Preliminaries The Seven Principles (Principle 1)
The Seven Principles (Principle 2, 3 and 4) The Seven Principles (Principles 5, 6 and 7)


The courses are broken up into a series of modules and the assessment is completed as part of the learning, step-by-step, module-by-module.

Practice Quizzes

For each module, you view the content and then do the practice quizzes as many times as you like.  These are marked instantly by the learning management system so you know exactly which content you may need to review further.  This gets you confident and prepared to do the final module assessment.

Module Assessment

Once you are confident that you have a thorough understanding of the content you can move on to the module assessment.

The module assessment is the same format as the practice quizzes so you know exactly what you need to do.  You are given three attempts at each assessment, after which it is automatically locked for 24 hours for review. After this time has passed, the assessment is then unlocked for another three attempts.  This means you are given the support you need to review content, review results, and consult with assessors.  


To conclude this course there is a practical assessment workbook for upload and submission.  The workbook includes practical activities such as hazard analysis, determining critical control points, monitoring requirements, and corrective actions.    

We have found that students with all types of learning styles find this an effective way to receive their qualifications.

No prerequisites required

I found the course to be very informative and challenged me on my way of thinking about HACCP.

Lead Auditor plus Developing HACCP Plans (HACCP Practitioner)

Course details:

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    Online Self-Paced
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    Equivalent to 48 CPD Hours (Time Allowed 12 months)
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    Exemplar Global - AU TL HP (Internationally recognized)
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    Standard: ISO 19011:2018
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    No prerequisites required