Making the Transition to ISO 14001:2015 – One‐Day Course


AUD$600.00 p/p (plus GST) – includes morning and afternoon refreshments, lunch, learner manual, electronic gap analysis tool, certificate of achievement and as list of ISO 14000 series of environmental management standards together with other useful standards to support your EMS.


ISO 14001:2004 has been revised and ISO 14001:2015 Environmental management systems – Requirements with guidance for use was published on 15 September 2015. The revised standard is based on a new “high level structure” which is to be adopted by all new and revised ISO standards, and is a significant change from ISO 14001:2014.

IEMA certified

This course is an IEMA Certified Making the Transition to ISO 14001:2015 Course (Australia) certified by the UK-based Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) and participants will receive an IEMA Certificate.

Organisations certified to ISO 14001:2004 have until 31 August 2018 or their next recertification (whichever is the sooner) to transition to ISO 14001:2015. After 1 September 2018 no ISO 14001:2004 certificates will be recognised or issued.

This course is now being offered as an in-house course only as this has been found to provide the most beneficial outcome for our clients.  The practical exercises are an opportunity for attendees to discuss how the implications of the changes to the standard will affect their EMS


The revision to ISO 14001 provides an opportunity for organisations to enhance the way they improve environmental and sustainability performance and drive competitiveness, productivity, resilience and growth. This course is intended to help organisations achieve the benefits of the transition to the revised standard by enhancing the capability of those responsible for implementing and improving their Environmental Management System (EMS).

This one‐day (7‐hours) course is aimed at environment and sustainability professionals responsible for implementing and maintaining environmental management systems, and internal and external auditors conducting EMS audits. It will provide participants with an understanding of the structure and flow of ISO 14001:2015 and the intent and implications of its new requirements, so that they can effectively plan for their organisations to realise the full benefits of the transition to ISO 14001:2015.


An important element of this course is to ensure that learners appreciate the holistic nature of some of the changes, and the implications for process integration, environmental and business strategy and management of risks and opportunities. The Making the Transition to ISO14001:2015 training is presented as an IEMA Certified course and that you will receive an IEMA certificate of achievement. IEMA is the Institute for Environmental Management and Assessment, based in the UK, with over 15,000 members in 95 countries. The IEMA course has been developed in consultation with Martin Baxter, IEMA’s Chief Policy Advisor, who led the UK delegation to the international working group in the production of ISO 14001:2015. Graham A Brown & Associates is a Certified IEMA Training Centre.IEMA Training Centre

The course is structured around two principal learning outcomes:

  1. Understand the changes to ISO 14001: 2015 and their intent
  2. Identify and plan actions to enable an organisation to conform to, and so realise the benefits of, the new requirements

The key changes to ISO 14001 which this course addresses are:

  • Organisational context and the needs of interested parties;
  • Risks and opportunities;
  • Life cycle perspective ‐ control and influence;
  • Integration into core business processes;
  •  Environmental sustainability;
  • Leadership;
  • Competence;
  • Compliance obligations and demonstration of compliance status; and
  • Risk‐based thinking.


As part of the course, delegates will also benefit from an electronic ISO 14001 Gap Analysis Toolkit to assist in the planning, management and transition to ISO 14001:2015. The toolkit comprises:

  • An Excel workbook;
  • Guidance notes and checklist; and
  • A PowerPoint presentation to adapt and use in your organisation.


  • Senior management with responsibility for management systems
  • EMS officers/coordinators
  • Safety managers/officers with responsibility for environment
  • Quality managers/officers or others with responsibility for integrated management systems
  • Environmental advisors
  • Consultants
  • Regulators
  • Anyone with a certified EMS, or intending to have an existing or new EMS certified.


This certified course will be presented by Graham Brown, who is well known for his skills as a trainer and presenter for over 20 years, presenting the popular Environmental Auditor Certification Workshop and many more courses internationally. Graham is an accredited IEMA Trainer.

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Please contact our training personnel on (02) 4927 8500 or enail for a quote to present this as an in-house course.

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