News from the Accelerate Training Academy

News from the Accelerate Training Academy

This year is progressing well for the JAS-ANZ Accelerate Training Academy with our training program, new courses launched and the training partnerships we are enjoying with conformity assessment bodies (CABs) and scheme owners.

We launched the Academy in August 2020, and since then have had more than 540 learners who have completed more than 800 activities through our multiple delivery formats including eLearning, facilitator-led virtual sessions and blended training.

For more information on our training visit www.jas-anz.org/accelerate.

 

Training Partnerships

We have partnered with a range of conformity assessment parties in the last 12 months to deliver training for a variety of audiences. These partnerships include:

  1. PEFC – delivery of training in ISO/IEC 17065 and ISO/IEC 17021-1 for new accreditation bodies, certification bodies, scheme owners, government regulators and industry parties in developing South East Asia.
  2. FAMI-QS – ongoing delivery of training in conformity assessment and ISO/IEC 17021-1 for organisations that have applied for FAMI-QS certification. This is a mandatory part of their application process.
  3. CABs – delivery of training programs for new auditors and to meet auditor competence requirements across the program standards, IAF MDs and emotional intelligence.
  4. Applicant CABs – delivery of training in the program level standards and the JAS-ANZ application process.
  5. Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, New Zealand – development and delivery of training for product certification bodies, certification holders for the CodeMark New Zealand Scheme and the major changes.
  6. Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, New Zealand – development and delivery of training for a new scheme, Modular Component Manufacturing Scheme, for certification bodies and industry stakeholders.
  7. National Disability Insurance Agency – development and delivery of scheme changes to integrate aged care services for young people. Training will be delivered to the Approved Quality Auditors.

 

We receive great feedback from our partners and participants.

“We were looking for an accreditation body that has experience with scheme owners. JAS-ANZ was already working closely with scheme owners and is familiar with FAMI-QS and delivering training to industry. JAS-ANZ is the right partner for this project. This training is provided as a mandatory requirement for organisations applying for certification with FAMI-QS.

Thank you to the whole team of JAS-ANZ for supporting FAMI-QS to go through this process and provide this training.”

Emmanouil (Manolis) Geneaitakis

Secretary General, FAMI-QS

 

“I found it (the webinar) to be well paced and the content was well explained. Having gone through the training content, I felt the strongest part about the webinar is how it acted as an excellent consolidation focus point and review. I thought the presenter’s experience and authority came

through but there was also some sensitivity in acknowledging the fact, and demonstrating this, that this was a group of professionals (he was presenting to).”

Paul Wilson, PEFC

 

“The case study during the breakroom session and the poll questions are the most valuable/ useful. These help to ensure understanding at each point and given chances to hear sharing from other countries.”

Course Participant, CAB

 

Training coming up

We have a range of courses coming up in late 2022 that have available seats. Don’t leave it too late to register for the courses. More information on all our courses can be found on our website at www.jas-anz.org/accelerate.

October Courses:

Introduction to ISO/IEC 17029 Validation and Verification

Commences: 10 October 2022

This course provides a comprehensive understanding of the standard and its application by validation and verification bodies. It is a comprehensive course with case studies, scenarios and activities on how the standard is applied. This course is suitable for accreditation and certification bodies, scheme owners and other interested parties.

This course is completed over a 3 week period with online learning combined with two live facilitator-led webinars. Suitable for a busy person.

Register here

 

Introduction to Conformity Assessment

Date: 11 October 2022

This course covers the conformity assessment framework, the functional approach and its application, global organisations and technical infrastructure involved, accreditation, certification, key standards and an introduction to schemes.

This course combines online learning with a 1-day facilitator-led webinar.

Register here

 

Introduction to ISO/IEC 17065 Product Certification

Dates: 17-19 October 2022

This course provides a comprehensive understanding of the standard and its application by conformity assessment bodies in certifying products, processes and services. Case studies, scenarios and activities allow for hands-on application of the learning in real situations.

This course is completed over 3 days of facilitator-led virtual training with online learning.

Register here

 

Calculation of Audit Time Using IAF MDs 1, 5 and 11

Date: 24 October 2022

This course is suitable for accreditation bodies and conformity assessment bodies and provides guidance in the calculation of audit time and sampling for all types of organisations, taking into consideration the size, complexity, risk and nature of the organisation. The course focuses on the requirements of IAF MDs 1, 5 and 11 in calculating audit time.

This course combines online learning with a 1-day facilitator-led webinar.

Register here

 

November Courses:

Introduction to ISO/IEC 17065 Product Certification

Commences: 1 November 2022

This course provides a comprehensive understanding of the standard and its application by conformity assessment bodies in certifying products, processes and services. Case studies, scenarios and activities allow for hands-on application of the learning in real situations. This course is suitable for accreditation and certification bodies, scheme owners, regulators, and other interested parties.

This course is completed over 4 weeks with online learning combined with three 3 hour facilitator-led virtual training sessions.

Register here

 

Introduction to ISO/IEC 17021-1 Management System Certification

Commences: 10 November 2022

This course provides accreditation and certification bodies, scheme owners, regulators and other interested parties a comprehensive understanding of the certification of management systems under the standard. The course is supplemented with case studies and activities for hands-on application of the standard in ‘real life’ audits.

This course is completed over 4 weeks with online learning combined with three 3 hour facilitator-led virtual training sessions.

Register here

 

Introduction to ISO/IEC 17021-1 Management System Certification

Dates: 16-18 November 2022

This course provides a comprehensive understanding of the standard and its application by conformity assessment bodies in certifying management systems. Case studies, scenarios and activities allow for hands-on application of the learning in real situations.

This course is completed over 3 days of facilitator-led virtual training with online learning.

Register here

 

December Courses:

Introduction to ISO/IEC 17029 Validation and Verification

Dates: 1-2 December 2022

This course provides a comprehensive understanding of the standard and its application by validation and verification bodies. It is a comprehensive course with case studies, scenarios and activities on how the standard is applied. This course is suitable for accreditation and certification bodies, scheme owners and other interested parties.

This course is completed over 2 days of facilitator-led virtual training with online learning.

Register here

 

Emotional Intelligence for Auditors and Assessors

Date: 6 December 2022

Emotional intelligence is now considered as important, if not more important, than technical knowledge and skills in the workplace. Emotional intelligence is defined as a set of competencies demonstrating the ability an individual has to recognise their behaviours, moods and impulses and to manage them best according to the situation. It is also the ability to use social skills to understand the emotions of others and use this information to support communication and relationships.

This course is designed for auditors and assessors to understand and build their own emotional intelligence to be able to more effectively manage their interactions and communications with clients and colleagues. This course is completed with online learning and a 4-hour facilitator-led virtual session.

Register here

 

JAS-ANZ offers great discounts for group bookings. Contact our Service Desk for more information.

Contact Melinda Varley, Learning and Development Manager, on 0448 443 566 to discuss your training needs.