Quality Associates

The QA Accelerator Program

The comprehensive career development program for anyone looking to accelerate their Quality Assurance career in the Food Industry.

QA Accelerator - NPD Special Event

QA Accelerator – NPD Focused Special Event
28th, 29th June & 5th, 6th July
 

Designed to fit in the university holidays, this condensed Accelerator program focuses on key courses for New Product Development and Quality Management. The condensed program has a condensed price also!

We have selected three key courses that often aren’t covered in detail at university. Labelling issues and undeclared allergens are the leading cause of recalls. When designing new products or working in quality management, it is crucial to understand these two fundamentals.

On top of this, employers want you to understand the process of making safe food that protects the consumer. The Nationally Recognised Principles of HACCP course is respected industry-wide and will demonstrate to employers your understanding of this food safety system of food safety.

The Accelerator Program is designed to give a leg up to those looking to enter the Food Industry so they can stand out as an applicant.

Price for Non-University Students: $1,990.00 inc GST

Course Length

Comprehensive 7 course program

Nationally Recognised and Industry Best Practice Training

The Full QA Accelerator program

Course Length

Comprehensive 7 course program

Nationally Recognised and Industry Best Practice Training

Highlight

7 Specialised Courses and Ongoing Support Designed to Advance Your Career

JobSeekers

Set yourself apart. Standout in interviews by bringing skills that others may not have.

Businesses

Upskill your junior Quality team so they can take on more responsibility in the quickest, cheapest and easiest way possible.

Full Program Highlights

7 Courses for
quality managers

Save 40% compared to
public course prices

$2,500.00 inc GST with payment plans available

Take on more
responsibility, sooner

Gain access to our expert
trainer’s wealth of expertise

Course Snapshot

Allergen Management & VITAL 3.0 (1 Day)

Allergens are the single greatest cause of recalls. Understanding how to properly assess and deal with Allergens is key to any Quality Assurance team member.

This Allergen Bureau designed course provides attendees with an understanding of allergens, the risks associated with mismanagement and how to implement an allergen management program.

The practical component of this training is designed to provide attendees with the knowledge and skills to use the VITAL online system back in their workplace. It provides a consistent methodology for the food industry to assess the impact of allergen cross-contact and to provide appropriate precautionary allergen labelling on their products.

Presented skills:

  • Understand the VITAL 3.0 online tool
  • Know how to complete Food Allergen Analysis
  • Understand Allergen Risk Management Controls

Practical Food Microbiology (1 Day)

This course provides an in-depth view of food microbiological specifications and non-compliance issues that food quality and technical professional will encounter. Microbial contamination is the second highest cause of recalls in 2019.

  • The focus is on how microbial specifications are set and trouble shooting when they are not met
  • Foods and beverages covered include shelf stable, fresh, refrigerated and frozen products. Microbes covered include pathogens, spoilage and indicator organisms
  • The course is brought to life through case studies and can be customised to utilise client specifications

Foreign Body Control (1/2 Day) & Customer Complaint Root Cause Analysis (1/2 Day)

This is the combination of two half day courses that perfectly compliment each other. Foreign Bodies are a leading cause of recalls that are often found and complained about by the consumer. Getting to the root cause of the issue quickly can minimise the damage to your business.

Best practice complaint management systems and quality investigations techniques.

Teaches several tools to be used when working through customer complaints to get to the root cause of the problem.

Presented skills:

  • Identifying common customer complaints and implementing mandatory reporting
  • Investigative skills, including data gathering, determining causal factors and causes
  • Developing recommendations and preventative actions
  • Foreign bodies in food products are a major cause of customer complaints and recalls

Presented knowledge:

  • Sources of foreign bodies from raw materials and factory environment
  • Control mechanisms of foreign bodies including through sieving, metal detection and use of pre-requisite programs
  • Control of Foreign Bodies through CCPs – metal detection and sieving

Principles of HACCP (2 Days) or HACCP Refresher (1 Day)

Students will be given the choice between refreshing their HACCP certification or undertaking the initial 2 day HACCP Course.

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Key to all Food Safety Plans
  • Refresher required minimum every 3 years

Learn how to:

  • Be aware of the regulatory environment in the food industry
  • Identify typical food safety hazards
  • Know the components of a Food Safety Program
  • Know how to develop a HACCP Plan using the Codex guidelines

National Competencies achieved on successful completion:

  • FBPFSY2001 Implement the Food Safety Program and Procedures
  • FBPFSY3001 Monitor the Implementation of Quality and Food Safety Programs
  • FBPFSY3002 Participate in a HACCP Team

TACCP & VACCP (1 Day)

Food Fraud is a growing global issue that can lead to devastating consequences for businesses and entire industries. Through this course, you will learn how to assess and combat these threats and vulnerabilities.

Presented skills:

  • Assessing and recording information from a variety of sources
  • Analysing potential threats and vulnerabilities across a range of varied activities and knowledge applications
  • Reading and constructing simple charts such as flowchart diagrams
  • Determine when and how to make adjustments to maintain output within the level of responsibility
  • Review practice and procedures to implement as recommendations arising from risk assessments and/or improvement proposals within the level of responsibility, such as collecting and analysing threat records, reviewing operating procedures

Food Labelling (1 Day)

Mislabelling can lead to large scale recalls, but is easy to avoid when you know the laws and rules surrounding food labelling.

This course provides an understanding of the elements relating to Australian food labelling requirements.

This course covers the Food Standards Code, ACCC Consumer Law and NMI Trade Measurement requirements. We cover all of the 2021 Plain English Allergen Labelling and Health Star Ratings changes.

Topics include the new country of origin requirements, health star ratings, product claims and more.

Presented skills:

  • Ability to review and develop valid Food Labels for foods in Australia
  • Ability to use Food Standard Code in relation to Labelling
  • Verification and record keeping requirements for CoOL
  • Use of Australian government CoOL online tool
Client Testimonial: Hoping to get into the industry ...

I thought this course was very well put together and dealt with a large amount of information in a meaningful way. Overall, I thought this course was very good and I would recommend it to anyone that is looking to upskill “

Keiran Thomson

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FAQ

We designed this course to be a tailored program that delivers the skills Quality Assurance staff need.

The program combines theory with the real-world experience of our trainers, leaving students with knowledge that they will be able to implement in the workplace.

Students will leave the program with the ability to advance their careers and take on more responsibility.

The program is aimed at those in the initial stages of their food industry career. It is designed for staff that are looking to take on more responsibility and progress their career in a more rapid fashion than what would be possible organically.

Anyone who is looking to grow their skills in the Quality Assurance Industry can attend the QA Accelerator Program. The program is perfect for creating a high base level of knowledge in a workplace.

The program consists of 7 courses spread over 3 months. Courses are spread out and dates set prior to the commencement of the course to minimise the interruption to your job. Specific course dates are listed below. We can provide alternative arrangements if you are unable to attend a course date, however, please try to ensure you can attend all dates.
  • Price: $2,500 plus GST per person. Discounts for multiple enrolments may apply
  • Over 40% discount on attending individual public courses
  • Please fill in the contact form below and we will get back to you will full pricing details
  • Payment plans are available for individuals
  • Discounts available for multiple enrolments

Principles of HACCP: Certificates of Attainment for National Competencies: FBPFSY2001 Implement the Food Safety Program and Procedures, FBPFSY3001 Monitor the Implementation of Quality and Food Safety Programs, FBPFSY3002 Participate in a HACCP Team.

Or if the student completes HACCP Refresher: Certificate of Attainment for National Competencies: FBPFSY3002 Participate in a HACCP Team.

Allergen Management & VITAL 3.0: Allergen Bureau Certificate
Practical Food Microbiology: Certificate of Completion
Foreign Body Control: Certificate of Completion
Customer Complaint Root Cause Analysis: Certificate of Completion
TACCP & VACCP: Certificate of Completion
Food Labelling: Certificate of Completion

  • Exclusive ongoing access to support forum
  • Certificate of enrolment and completion
  • National Competencies
  • Flexibility – can attend training from any location

Public Course Options

Principles of HACCP June 7th – June 8th 2022

Virtual Classroom

This course sets you up as a HACCP practitioner and provides very practical ways of implementing HACCP, prerequisite programs and risk management. Principles of HACCP This course is part of the QA Accelerator Program. This is a quality assurance career development program that will upskill early career staff in one comprehensive, industry-focused program. This course …

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$1260

Internal Food Safety Auditor – June 14th & 15th 2022

Virtual Classroom

Internal auditing of food safety and good manufacturing programs is an essential part of ensuring that processes and practices are under control. This process ensures that food operations stay compliant between external audits and also follow best practice standards aspired to by your business. Internal Food Safety Auditor Price: $1260 GST Exempt Buy Now

$1260

NPD Special Event – Allergen Management & Vital

Virtual Classroom

This Allergen Bureau designed course provides attendees with an understanding of allergens, the risks associated with mismanagement and how to implement an allergen management program. View full course outline here This course is part of the QA Accelerator Program. This is a quality assurance career development program that will upskill early career staff in one …

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$693

NPD Special Event – Food Labelling

Virtual Classroom

This course provides an understanding of all elements relating to Australian food labelling requirements. View full course outline here This course is part of the QA Accelerator Program. This is a quality assurance career development program that will upskill early career staff in one comprehensive, industry-focused program. This course is open to enrolments for both …

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$693

NPD Special Event – Principles of HACCP

Virtual Classroom

This course sets you up as a HACCP practitioner and provides very practical ways of implementing HACCP, prerequisite programs and risk management. Principles of HACCP This course is part of the QA Accelerator Program. This is a quality assurance career development program that will upskill early career staff in one comprehensive, industry-focused program. This course …

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$1260