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Approx Course Duration *:Equivalent to 64 Hours (8 days full-time study)
Access to Course Content:18 Months from the date of enrolment
Qualification/s:Lead Auditor Integrated Management Systems
Competency Units: Exemplar Global (AU) Management Systems Auditing
Exemplar Global (TL) Lead Audit Teams
Exemplar Global (QM) Quality Management Systems
Exemplar Global (EM) Environmental Management Systems
Exemplar Global (OH45001) ISO 45001 OH&S Management Systems
Certificate Type: Certificate of Attainment
CPD Hours:64 Continuing Professional Development Hours

Leading Integrated Management System Audit Teams

Achieve international recognition as an Integrated Management Systems (IMS) Lead Auditor through our comprehensive training. This qualification equips you with the knowledge to conduct and lead both internal and external audits in line with Quality, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems standards. The skills acquired are applicable globally across all industry sectors.

Our Lead Auditor Integrated Management Systems course not only offers qualifications in the three key areas of ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 45001 but also provides an additional module titled 'Understanding an IMS'. This module aims to deepen your understanding of both the common and unique clauses of these standards and their integration with other ISO standards under the High-Level Structure (HLS), enriching your expertise in the field.

By participating in the Lead Auditor IMS Specialist course, you will not only reduce costs but also acquire a broader and deeper comprehension of Integrated Management Systems, enhancing your professional growth and knowledge.

Enhance Your Role as an IMS Lead Auditor

  • Lead and coordinate audit teams for IMS Management systems, both internally and externally (second and third party audits).
  • Carry out IMS audits on behalf of Conformity Assessment Bodies (CAB's) or Certification Bodies (CB's), engaging in contract work for certification audits.
  • Evaluate an organization's conformance with ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, and ISO 45001:2018 as a lead internal/external auditor.
  • Gain insight into organizational processes for addressing and rectifying IMS nonconformities.
  • Contribute to the writing, reviewing, and feedback processes of IMS audit reports.
  • Understand the essential steps an organization needs to take to develop, implement, maintain, and continuously improve its IMS.
  • Understand the responsibilities of leading an audit team.
  • Report nonconformities accurately within an audit report.

For those in Australia, we provide this qualification with a blended delivery approach (Lead Auditor Management Systems through Live Virtual Training and Integrated Management Systems Specialist through Self-paced online learning).

Our virtual training sessions are interactive and fast-paced, ensuring a comprehensive and engaging learning experience. Visit our website to view upcoming dates for the Lead Auditor Integrated Management Systems Virtual Training.

The ATOl Extended Learning Program

ATOL courses are broken up into a series of modules followed by related assessments completed as part of the learning, step-by-step, module-by-module. You can exit and reenter your course at any point without losing your place.

This course is delivered across two units and consists of the following modules.  You must complete all modules in full to receive your qualification.

Topics and clauses covered:  
Introduction to Management Systems Auditing Managing the Audit Programme
The Auditor Competence of the Auditor
Audit Procedures Initiating the Audit
Initiating the Audit (Team Leader Requirements) Conducting the Document Review
Conducting the Document Review (Team Leader Requirements) Prepare for Audit Activities
Preparing your Team for Audit Activities Conducting Audit Activities
Leading Audit Activities Preparing the Audit Report
Collating an External or Team Audit Report Completing the Audit and Conducting Followups
Understanding Integrated Management Systems Introduction to ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001
Clause 3 Terms and definitions (ISO 9001, 14001 & 45001) Clause 4 Context of the organization (ISO 9001, 14001 & 45001)
Clause 5 Leadership (ISO 9001, 14001 & 45001) Clause 6 Planning (ISO 9001, 14001 & 45001)
Clause 7 Support (ISO 9001, 14001 & 45001) Clause 8 Operation (ISO 9001, 14001 & 45001)
Clause 9 Performance evaluation (ISO 9001, 14001 & 45001) Clause 10 Improvement (ISO 9001, 14001 & 45001)

*This course does not include a copy of ISO 19011:2018, ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018 as they are not required for you to complete your training.  Course content includes extracts from the standards in the form of clause statements as per the example below.


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.

Knowledge Checks

At the end of each module, you are given the opportunity to complete a non-graded Knowledge Check before moving on to your final assessments. You can view the content and complete the knowledge checks 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. You are given three attempts at each assessment, after which it is locked for review by a trainer and assessor to see how we can best help you. The assessment is then unlocked for another three attempts, providing you with the time and support needed to review content, review results, and consult with assessors.  

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

No prerequisites required

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Lead Auditor Integrated Management Systems

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Lead Auditor Integrated Management Systems

Course details:

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    Online Self-Paced
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    Approx 64 hours full-time study*
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    Exemplar Global Internationally & Industry Recognized
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    Standard: ISO 19011:2018, ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018
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    No prerequisites required

* All ATOL courses are delivered in such a way you can work through them at your own pace, the actual time to complete the training may change depending on the individual learners' experience and/or learning style