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Quality Assurance Training

Quality Assurance Training for High-Performace Quality Assurance Officers and Global Food Brands. Approved by all Verifiers. Expert-led course by NZQA Registered PTE.

Course Cost: From $3960 +GST

About the Course

Food Safe’s Quality Assurance Training is designed for high-performance Quality Assurance Officers as well as New Zealand companies and global food brands. Our training is:

  • Useful for building your Quality Assurance career
  • Highly-rated by food companies we have delivered training to
  • The difference between being considered for a Quality Assurance Coordinator role and an Officer role
  • Approved by all Verifiers
  • Delivered by an NZQA-Registered PTE with New Zealand Government Accreditation

Training Delivery Options:

  • Live, online, instructor-led training
  • In-person, on-site training
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Quality Assurance Training Course Content

  • Part 1: Introduction to HACCP
    • Case study reviews & Learning
    • The Law (APA 1999, Food Standards Code 2002, Food Act 2014, Food Regulations 2015 etc) & Codex Alimentarius Guidelines
    • 14 Codex Alimentarius Steps to HACCP
    • Includes 7 Principles of HACCP
    • Importance of Validation
    • CCPs, oPRPs (understand how this is determined) and PRPs on site
    • Verification and the role of QA & QC checks
  • Part 2: Introduction to Allergen Management
    • Legislation + Overview
    • Implementing an allergen plan
    • The risk posed to Immuno-compromised consumers eg. YOPIinfant nutrition + older geriatric nutrition for both allergen as well as other food safety risks
  • Part 3: Some global certification schemes eg ISO 22000 (2018), SQF, WSE
    • New FSSC 22000 v5 update and what this means to site
    • Halal and Kosher food certification and why this matters
    • Overseas Market Access Requirements – OMARs
    • Food Fraud & Food Defense
  • Part 4: Introduction to Internal-Auditing
    • Incident reporting – Quality Incident Reporting – Root-cause-analysis + Problem-solving
    • Training includes show-me-how videos about how food safety is practically applied on-job with simple examples
  • Part 5: Bonus technical guidance
    • Introduction to P&ID
    • Introduction to 5S and lean manufacture
  • Part 6: Bonus job-seekers guidance
    • Introduction to Food Sectors with the most promise to apply to for a job
    • How to prepare for interviews and build your self-confidence in this challenging job-market
    • Overview of the future of quality assurance, quality control, and food safety
Quality Assurance Training Course Content

Quality Assurance Training is suitable for:

Quality Assurance Officer, QA team member, Quality Control, Senior Operators, Students and Job-seekers.

Pre-requisites: None

On successful completion, trainees earn a Certificate of Achievement (PTE recognised by all NZ Verification Agencies)

Duration: 4 days, 5 hours a day LIVE with + some self-learning

Quality Assurance Training Courses

About your trainer

Quality Assurance Training resources have been exclusively designed and delivered by Food Safe’s Managing Director, Lead-trainer & Food Safety Expert, Keith Michael who holds:

Keith has presented papers at the Food Safety Conferences in 2019, 2020, and 2021 and bring this cross-sector learning into training.

Keith has many years of experience as a company director where he has assisted companies with Food Safety Compliance, Risk Audit, and closing of gaps identified with smart purpose-built competency training.

View Keith’s profile on LinkedIn.

Keith Michael Food Safe

About Food Safe

Food Safe Ltd is a Category 1 NZQA-Registered PTE. Training complies with the Food Safety Bylaws and Verifier Audits right across New Zealand.

Our food safety training is trusted by both well known New Zealand and Global food companies and heaps of small teams too!

Food Safe’s advisory committee includes leading university microbiology experts, operations, quality and compliance managers, and governance experts. For even more information about Food Safe and the companies we work with, click here

Why Choose us for your Training?

  • The information we provide you on food safety and quality assurance is the very latest.
  • Learn in an engaging and interactive environment
  • We use slides, pictures, and a show-me-how approach to our training which suits all learner types
  • Food Safe Trainers are industry experts with Lead Audit ISO 22000 qualifications and have extensive practical experience in high-compliance food manufacture, which we bring to the classroom.
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Click the 'Enquire Now' button to register your interest. Please detail your requirements and include information like:
– Number of trainees
– Preferred time-frame
– Training delivery preference: Online Video Conference Training or On-site Training


We will be in touch with you to discuss:
– Training dates
– Proposal and invoicing
– Training delivery

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Upon receipt of your payment, your booking will be confirmed.


Your trainer will advise if there is some self-learning to be done before your training date.

If you have booked Online Training, we will arrange for you to connect with us online.


Training Day

If you have booked Online Training, please be online 15 minutes before your class start time to say hello to the trainer.

If you have booked Onsite Training (face-to-face), please arrive 15 minutes before your class starts.

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