Quality Associates

HARPS Implementation Training

The course has been designed to reflect the immediate needs for producers to meet the HARPS requirements, using case studies and practical examples where possible. If you require a HACCP refresher, please click through to our HACCP Refresher for HARPS here https://onlinetraining.qualityassociates.com.au/

Course Length

1/2 Day

Industry Best Practice Training

Course Outline

  • This course gives you a HARPS overview and general requirements
  • Food safety and quality issues in the produce industry
  • Legal requirements for food safety programs
  • Four hazards (biological, chemical, physical, allergen) and their sources
  • Three elements of a food safety program (facilities and equipment, HACCP and prerequisite programs)
  • Food safety risk assessment and HACCP process; and
  • HARPS elements in practice


Upon successful completion of the assessment, a certificate of completion will be awarded. This is an official HARPS Certificate, issued by HARPS Australia.

Who Should Attend

The course is particularly aimed at Tier 1 and 2 growers, suppliers, packers and wholesalers to the major grocery retailers. For those with a previous HACCP accreditation, this course can act as a HACCP refresher (no national competency will be awarded).

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this training course, participants should:

  • Have a full understanding of the four hazards (biological, chemical, physical, allergen) and their sources
  • HARPS elements in practice
  • Know the principles of Codex HACCP
  • Able to identify typical food safety hazards
  • Know the required Pre-requisite Programs
  • Know what a good food safety culture looks like


There are no prerequisites.

About Us

Quality Associates is a well-established business with significant Tier 1 retail and manufacturing clients. The Quality Associates Team, lead by our Director Dr Andreas Klieber have over 50 years experience here in Australia and around the world. We have vast experience in FMCG, food production, horticulture, food technology, supply chain management and food service.

What Our Customers Say

The training was extremely beneficial and has assisted us in initiating facility and process modifications, now that there is a better understanding across the teams of how listeria behaves. This course was particularly helpful in giving people context around this microbe and also the confidence in understanding what they can do in their everyday role to help manage the risks.
Phoebe Dowling
National Quality Manager, Simplot

Public Course Options


This course has no assessments..

Your Statement of Completion will be sent to you upon successful completion and payment.

For any course-related queries, please email customer support at training@qualityassociates.com.au.

No, there are no assessments included in this course.