This SAATCA-registered course focuses on transferring skills to participants in order to enable them to become qualified lead environmental management system auditors and audit in accordance with the guidelines of the ISO 19011: 2018. Furthermore, participants are introduced to the requirements of ISO/IEC 17021 series from the ISO/IEC 17021, ISO/IEC TS 17021-2 and ISO/IEC TS 17022 as well SAATCA lead auditor-related requirements. The primary aim of this course is to equip participants with knowledge and requirements to successfully plan, execute and report on environmental management system (EMS) audits as well as to act as lead auditors in EMS audits as outlined in ISO 19011: 2018. In addition to the ISO 19011: 2018 guidelines, this course introduces participants to the requirements and generic competencies for bodies providing audits and the certification of management systems outlined in ISO/IEC 17021. Complementary to the ISO/IEC 17021 requirements are technical specifications on the specific competence requirements for the auditing and certification of environmental management systems as outlined in ISO/IEC TS 17021-2. The course also covers the requirements and recommendations for content relating to a third-party audit report on management systems found in ISO/IEC TS 17022. Lastly, South African environmental legal requirements, EMS requirements (based on ISO 14001: 2015) and organisational own arrangements are used as auditing criteria. Some of the key characteristics of this programme are: • the down-to-earth and practical training techniques used to explain environmental auditing principles and techniques; and • demonstrations and role-play situations, as well as a take-away assignment to practically exercise auditing planning, execution, judgement and reporting skills as well as formulating corrective action requests, using simulated EMS documentation, specific scenarios and case studies.
This course is designed to train lead environmental auditors to conduct audits against ISO 14001: 2015 and SAATCA requirements in accordance with the guidelines outlined in ISO 19011: 2018. Furthermore, the course introduces both the EMS certification audit requirements and the competence requirements for EMS certification auditors set out in ISO/IEC 17021 and ISO/IEC TS 17021-2.
A Grade 12 certificate as a minimum Participants must objectively demonstrate prior learning in ISO 14001: 2015 Environmental management systems and Environmental law before registering for this short course. Prior learning may be demonstrated by means of courses successfully completed and/or verifiable experience. Proof of prior learning includes e.g. Certificates of Successful Completion issued during the past five years for: • Environmental Management systems - ISO 14001: 2015 (CEM-03.1.1 or a similar programme); or • Environmental Management systems - ISO 14001: 2004 AND training on transitioning from ISO 14001:2004 to ISO 14001: 2015; and • Applicable environmental legislation: Environmental law (CEM-02.1.1) or a similar programme. • Demonstration of competence acquired in the work place shall be by a detailed formal declaration by a line manager attesting to the competence acquired
Course outcomes and the associated assessment criteria:
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Participants will receive a Certificate of Successful completion when: Attendance: A minimum attendance of 80% for the duration of the short course is required. Continuous Participant Assessment: Participants are continuously assessed on a daily basis. Tutors award a daily assessment score based on an evaluation of individual participants’ presence, punctuality and achievement of the learning objectives of the short course. Assessment of Practical Work: Participation in and the achievement of the objectives of the practical work are assessed by the presenters and when required also by participants’ peers, and a practical assessment score is awarded for the syndicate group work. Syndicate groups will submit a portfolio of evidence of the practical work done, either in hard-copy form or as electronic files on a CD. Calculation of Continuous Assessment Score: The practical assessment and daily assessment scores contribute to the continuous assessment score at a ratio of 60% (practical assessment score) to 40% (daily assessment score).
Method of assessment:
Formative and Summative
A04 100 1
Mode of delivery:
5 Days, 10 hours per day