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As a third-party Certification Body, Sci Qual is not allowed to assist with the implementation of your Management System. However, we are happy to suggest a selection of consulting companies depending on your size, location and industry sector.

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Request a quote when:

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Your documentation is in order;

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Your team understands the requirements of the Standard;

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You have records ready to demonstrate compliance to the Standard;

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You have an internal audit programme in place, a management review process and your management system has been implemented.

Audit Cycle

It is a 3-year cycle with an audit each year

Stage 1 Audit – Requirements

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Have planned and implemented an internal audit programme and management review

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Have at least a 3-month history of internal audit results and actions

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The management system has been implemented to a level that indicates that you are ready for a Stage 2 audit

Stage 2 Audit

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The purpose is to evaluate the implementation, including effectiveness of your system

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Your auditor will provide a detailed report which will include a recommendation on your certification. This will be reviewed by our certification panel who will make the final decision

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This is the certification audit and you can only be certified if you have no Major Non-conformities against the standard

Surveillance Year 1 & Year 2

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This audit will be conducted annually to ensure the system is being maintained in accordance with the requirements. It is not a full system audit but will cover all requirements across the two-year surveillance period

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If the auditor does not have confidence in the stability of your system surveillance audits may be scheduled more frequently

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 You will be given 3 months to address any Major Non-conformities and Minor Non-conformities must be addressed by the next audit – Year 2 & 3

Surveillance Year 1 & Year 2

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At the end of the 3-year period we will conduct a re-certification audit to ensure all of the requirements are being met. This will be the same as the Stage 2 audit.

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 You can only be certified if you have no Major Non-conformities against the standard. We will schedule your audit to provide sufficient time to address any Major Non-conformities prior to the expiry of your certification. – Year 4

Transfer your certification

If you have made the decision to transfer your certification to Sci Qual International from another certification body, there is only one thing you need to do – contact us and we will take you through the very simple transfer process in accordance with JAS-ANZ requirements.