Safety and Lead Auditors Course


Contributes to the Diploma of Quality Auditing & more 

Face-to-Face, LIVE & Virtual

5 Day Course
Units of Competency

4 Units

Course Overview 

This internationally-recognised 5-day Safety and Lead Auditors course has been specially designed for those directly involved with the maintenance, monitoring and improvement of Safety and Quality Management Systems. This includes management at all levels. A vital feature of this aviation quality and lead auditor training course is the application of the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System requirements, as they are the foundation for management systems worldwide.

Southpac has a reputation for conducting the industry’s most practical and up-to-date aviation lead auditor courses and ISO 9001 courses. Additionally, this course also addresses the IATA requirements for auditor training.


Cost (AUD) GST Exempt
4 - 8 December 2023
Safety & Lead Auditors Course LIVE
15 - 19 January 2024
Safety & Lead Auditors Course LIVE
5 - 9 February 2024
Safety & Lead Auditors Course LIVE
19 - 23 February 2024
Safety & Lead Auditors Course BNE
Brisbane, QLD

More course dates are scheduled regularly. If you are unable to make these dates, please check back later to see new dates.


AQF Units of Competency:
BSBAUD411 | Participate in quality audits
BSBAUD511 | Initiate quality audits
BSBAUD512 | Lead quality audits
BSBAUD513 | Report on quality audits

AQF Skill Set: BSBSS00128 Lead Auditor Skill Set

Exemplar Global Competency Units:
Exemplar Global-AU: Management systems auditing
Exemplar Global-QM: Auditing quality management systems
Exemplar Global-TL: Leading management system audit teams

Cost $2,995.00 AUD per person (GST exempt) 
Duration &
5-Days, with homework completed through the week. 
Assessment Students will access their assessment online, and complete at their own pace throughout the week, or following the course if they choose. There are no post-course assessments. 

The Safety and Lead Auditors Course program includes the following sessions:

  1. Introduction to Quality Systems and Standards
  2. ISO 9001:2015 Requirements
  3. Introduction to Auditing
  4. Initiating Audit
  5. Preparing Audit Activities
  6. Conducting Audit Activities
  7. Preparing and Distributing Audit Report
  8. Completing Audit
  9. Conducting Audit Follow Up
  10. Conduct Second Audit
  11. Summary

To put the learning into practice, a practical onsite audit is conducted during Face-to-Face courses. For Virtual courses, this audit is simulated using typical aviation procedures.

The Safety and Lead Auditors Course meets industry requirements for:

  • ISO 9001:2015
  • ISO 19011:2018
  • Equivalent to IATA Aviation Internal Auditor Course Programme 
  • Exemplar Global QM, TL & AU
  • IOSA Airline Auditor Training prerequisites

This course acknowledges the skills and experience received from the successful completion of this course to deliver a skill set offered by

This Southpac Aerospace course forms part of the Diploma of Quality Auditing,  Diploma of Leadership and Management and the Diploma of Aviation (Aviation Management). Upon successful completion of the lead auditor program, including all assessments, participants will receive the following;

BSBAUD411 | Participate in quality audits
BSBAUD511 | Initiate quality audits
BSBAUD512 | Lead quality audits
BSBAUD513 | Report on quality audits

Exemplar Global -AU: Management systems auditing
Exemplar Global -QM: Auditing quality management systems
Exemplar Global -TL: Leading management system audit teams

On successful completion of this Safety and Lead Auditors Course, participants will receive the AQF Skill Set: BSBSS00128 Lead Auditor Skill Set

Participants will have the option to apply to Exemplar Global for certification as a provisional auditor, for further information see the Exemplar Global website.

What are the benefits of participating in Southpac’s Safety and Lead Auditors Course?

  • Aviation specific courses built around the requirements of the industry.
  • Assessments certified by Exemplar Global.
  • Provides four core units required for the Diploma of Quality Auditing.
  • This course addresses the IATA requirements for lead auditor training.
  • The face-to-face course includes a live on-site audit at one of our aviation partners, and the Virtual course includes two simulated practical audits. This puts into action the knowledge acquired on the course.
  • All activities and assessments are included within the course, with homework completed throughout the week. There are no post-course assessments
  • In-house courses can be tailored to your own operational requirements

Skill Sets

On completion, participants will achieve the BSBSS00128 Lead Auditor Skill Set as well as the following units of competency:

BSBAUD411 | Participate in quality audits
BSBAUD511 | Initiate quality audits
BSBAUD512 | Lead quality audits
BSBAUD513 | Report on quality audits

We Are A Nationally Recognised Training Organisation

Southpac Aerospace – RTO 32353 is approved to meet standards set for RTO training.  Our organisation is consistently upgrading and improving our course material through participant feedback and authority auditing processes.  This framework ensures you are receiving the highest level of training within the industry.

We provide you with

  • Highly trained and engaged facilitators to make the most of your study.  Our trainers all have extensive experience not only as trainers and auditors but also within industry areas including Defence, Major airlines, General Aviation and Manufacturing & Maintenance organisations
  • Training aligned with industry standards, workplace requirements and skill sets
  • Resources and materials that may include workbooks, guides and/or slides
  • Ongoing support for developing your career pathways

Contact us now to reserve your seat or discuss your study options.

Phone: +61 7 5533 9988
Email: [email protected] 

Achieve the Diploma of Quality Auditing

Looking to take your skills further? You can achieve the BSB50920 Diploma of Quality Auditing by completing these three courses with Southpac, or view other Diploma pathways with this course.

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What participants say about this course

The practical group exercises provided by far the most benefit. Applying the skills learnt to an audit really helps to drive how principals from the theory.

Adam Borgh

I found the course to be excellent all the way through. I am a newbie to this and it has more than given me an understanding of how it all works. Without doubt, the practical audit section was the most beneficial. I took a lot of learning from this. Even though it was virtual, it put me under pressure and I identified lots of area to personally improve on.

Des Benson

Good Quality handout and books, content was extremely applicable. The Value of an onsite audit to bring theory together was great. Instructor experience as an auditor, with aviation background was fantastic. The instructor maintained a great learning environment throughout the course.

Brad Collier

I have gained knowledge and understanding of ISO, Audit Provisions and gained further knowledge and understanding of Quality Systems and Standards. David was clear, approachable, answered any questions and made the course a great learning environment & enjoyable. Appreciate your knowledge and experience that you imparted.

Mel Lewis-Date, Virgin Australia

Course ran very smoothly on the Zoom platform

Ashley Kissock

David’s excellent knowledge, enthusiasm and content for auditing. This really made for an enjoyable course and lots of beneficial skills gained. Thanks a lot.

Stefan Brandt

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