The audit of Accredited Operators will take place in three stages:


  • At the time of application, an internal pre-audit checklist must be completed and submitted. This identifies areas to improve through a provisional accreditation period of up to 12 months. (Remote assistance will be available from ShearNZ to undertake the pre-audit process).


  • When the applicant is confident that they meet the ShearNZ criteria they should carry out an internal audit and   then apply for an external audit (giving at least one months’ notice). (Remote assistance will be available from ShearNZ)


  • The external audit must be completed it by the end of the 12 month provisional period.