Small Business Solutions

Confused about food safety requirements? Get expert training and help from AIFS, the trusted food safety partner to thousands of Australian small businesses.

Be compliant, food safe and successful

Finding time to understand complex food safety training requirements and laws can be hard when you’re busy running or setting up a small food business.

At AIFS, we provide you and your staff with the training, support and tools you need to quickly:

  • comply with state and federal requirements
  • protect your customers and livelihood
  • attract more business through the door

Food safety legal requirements you need to know

When you operate a business that creates or sells food, you need to adhere to two sets of legislation. Both are enforced at a local council level by Health Inspectors.

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Federal laws & requirements

Governed by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ).

Federal law states that anyone who works with food must be trained in certain aspects of food safety at a level appropriate to their role.

The official AIFS Food Handler Course meets these requirements.

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State legislation and requirements

Each state has it's own Food Safety Act that you need to adhere to.

Legislation is strictest in NSW, QLD, VIC and ACT where it's mandatory to have a fully trained Food Safety Supervisor at every business location.

The official AIFS Food Safety Supervisor Course meets these requirements.

How the AIFS team can help you

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Official Govt approved training

High quality staff training accepted by local Councils and Health Inspectors in all states of Australia.

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Free membership benefits

A 12-month complimentary AIFS Membership, including business food safety signage, is provided with all of our nationally recognised training courses.

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Priority support and advice

Our team of food safety trainers are passionate about simplifying food safety compliance for your food business and staff.

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Easy online management access

Our online business portal makes it quick and easy to bulk enrol employees and review past invoices.

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Health Inspector ready credentials

Students who complete AIFS training receive a Food Safety Card with all the details needed for a food safety audit.

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Training reminders and notifications

Help employees stay on track of their training with automated course reminder notifications via email and SMS.