The Official AIFS

Food Safety Manager Course

For those who are ready to take their food safety skills to the next level, this is the most advanced food safety course offered by AIFS.

This course is designed to help you understand everything you need to know about managing food safety in a food business and keeping your customers safe from food safety hazards.

Learn how to deal with food-borne illness and allergy incidents, how to design and organise workflow to maximise food safety as well as advanced food handling and preparation skills. 


Australian Institute of Food Safety

100% online

Study and complete your certification at a time and place that suits you. 

Australian Institute of Food Safety

Learn at your own pace

Complete the course in as little as 8 hours, or take up to 12 months. The choice is yours. 

Australian Institute of Food Safety

Trusted by the industry

Feel confident that 99% of AIFS students would recommend our courses to a friend.

Australian Institute of Food Safety

No need for practical work

No need to demonstrate any practical skills to get your certificate.

Australian Institute of Food Safety

Accessible anywhere

Compatible with almost any device — all you need is an internet connection.

Australian Institute of Food Safety

Get your certificate within minutes

Receive your certificate by email within minutes of completing the course. 

What's Included

With AIFS, you get more than just a training course

Trusted and Recommended Throughout Australia

Relied on by the Australian food industry for a quality training experience

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Trusted by thousands of companies
Red Rooster
Rydges Hotels
Pizza Hut
Sumo Salad
Supa Iga
TGI Fridays
Lenard's Chicken
Australia Zoo
David Jones
Kiss The Berry
Recommended by thousands of food workers
Certified Food Handler Binu J
Binu J
Melbourne VIC

"It was simple to learn online. I found the assessment easy and the course very useful for food handling."

AIFS student Michael O
Michael O
Mudgee NSW

"I liked the simplicity of the course, but most notable was the speed and help from the support team."

Australian Institute of Food Safety Student Jaymee E
Jaymee E
Scarsdale VIC

"I liked that the course was very well written and that the assessment was easy to follow."

Course Outline

Advanced food safety knowledge, in one course

When you enrol in the Food Safety Manager course, you will gain access to everything you need to improve food safety in a food business. 

With AIFS there are:

  • no hidden prerequisites
  • no hidden assessment requirements
  • no hidden fees or charges

Start immediately, or at your leisure

As soon as you enrol, you gain immediate access to the course.

It takes approximately 8 hours to complete the course, so some students sign up and complete the course on the same day.

If you prefer to take your time, we allow 12 months to complete the course and you can start and stop as often as you like.

Common Questions

Learn more about what our students ask about this course

Is this the course I need for my food business licence?

No. The training you need to complete to get a food business licence in NSW, QLD, VIC and ACT is the Food Safety Supervisor course.

Do I need to complete the Food Safety Supervisor course before taking the Food Safety Manager course?

While this course picks up where the Food Safety Supervisor course leaves off, you are not required to take the Food Safety Supervisor course prior to taking this one. 

Does this course replace the need for Food Safety Supervisor training?

No. Food Safety Supervisor training is a legal requirement. This is the next step up, which will help you to improve food safety in a food business. 

How long does the course take to complete?

Most students complete the Food Safety Manager course in just 8 hours, but we give you up to 12 months to complete the course.

Is this a nationally recognised course?

No. The Food Safety Manager course was developed to address an industry need for more advanced training beyond what is covered by the vocational education and training (VET) Quality Framework.

How do I enrol in the course?

Simply click on the blue 'Start Online Now' button on this page and follow the prompts. You'll be enrolled and ready to start within minutes.