EMS Audit

Management System Auditing

Environmental management system - lead auditor

Upcoming Course Date: 26 – 30 October 2020

Venue: North-West University (Potchefstroom)

What is this course about?

This SAATCA-registered course focuses on transferring skills necessary to enable students to become qualified lead environmental management system (EMS) auditors. The course conforms to the international guidelines for auditing management systems (ISO 19011) and International requirements for certification bodies (ISO 17021).


This course will equip students with knowledge of the requirements of the auditing standards and the ability to successfully plan, execute and report on EMS audits, as well as to act as lead auditors in EMS audits. EMS requirements (based on ISO 14001: 2015) and South African environmental legal requirements are used as auditing criteria.


Some of the key characteristics of this programme are:

  • Down-to-earth and practical training techniques used to explain EMS auditing principles and techniques; and
  • Demonstrations and role-play situations, using simulated case studies, EMS documentation and specific scenarios to practically exercise auditing skills and the formulation of audit findings.

Is this course for you?

If you are or want to be a lead EMS auditor, tasked with conducting audits for both internal and EMS certification purposes in conformity with SAATCA and IPC requirements, this course is for you. This course is also for you if you want   to be an informed EMS auditee.

Course Entry Requirements

Environmental Law (CEM-02.1.1) and EMS (CEM-03.1.1) or similar courses

R 16 600.00

(no VAT charged)

Upcoming Course Dates

Environmental management system – lead auditor

26 – 30 October 2020 | North-West University (Potchefstroom)



In order to apply for this course you need the following qualifications:

 1) ISO 14001 training (Certificate)

 2) Environmental law (Certificate)