Food Safety Supervisor

NSW Recertification

Renew your NSW Food Authority certificate quickly and easily with the Australian Institute of Food Safety.

Food safety regulations in NSW require food businesses in the hospitality and retail food service sector to appoint at least one trained Food Safety Supervisor. 

A Food Safety Supervisor is a person who:

  • is trained to recognise and prevent risks associated with food handling in a retail food business
  • holds a current NSW Food Authority certificate (no more than five years old).

NSW Food Authority certificates expire after five years 

NSW Food Authority certificates expire five years from the date of issue. To be issued with a new certificate, you are required to renew your Food Safety Supervisor training. 

Penalties for noncompliance 

The penalties for not holding a valid and compliant NSW Food Authority Certificate can be serious. If you do not renew, your food business may be in breach of NSW Food Safety regulations and subject to penalties and/or fines. 

How to renew your NSW Food Authority certificate

The renewal process is simple and can be completed quickly. The Australian Institute of Food Safety offers a recertification course that is approved by the NSW Food Authority and meets all the requirements for Food Safety Supervisor recertification in New South Wales.

When you renew online with AIFS you will:

  • meet compliance requirements of all NSW councils
  • be valid in NSW for five years
  • complete your recertification faster
  • enjoy the many benefits of AIFS Membership

Official NSW approved course

Approved and accepted by local councils and Health Inspectors in New South Wales.

Study online, whenever you want

Enjoy the convenience of doing your training anywhere, at any time of the day or night.

98% recommendation rate

Feel confident taking an official AIFS course that 98% of students would recommend to a friend.

12 months of free AIFS Membership

Receive tools, credentials, support and more to promote and boost your food safety knowledge.

Finish in a few hours, or take your time

Complete your Food Safety Supervisor recertification in just a few hours, or take your time. 

Receive your documents fast

We'll send your documents a few hours after course completion, or even faster if needed urgently.

Nationally recognised

Be sure of acceptance with a course that's recognised in NSW and throughout all of Australia.

Get the support you need

Our qualified trainers are here to provide the support you need when you need it.

With AIFS, You Get More than Just a Training Course

Discover the complimentary member benefits for you and your business

Trusted and Recommended Throughout Australia

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

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Australian Institute of Food Safety student
Binu J
Melbourne VIC

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

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Michael O
Mudgee NSW

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

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Jaymee E
Scarsdale VIC

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

Helping the Community

Your enrolment will help to feed two people in need

1 in 10 Australians rely on food aid each year, yet in Australia we throw out $10bn of food annually. Together we can help to tackle this issue.

Your enrolment = 2 meals to those in need

We've partnered with OzHarvest to help deliver meals to people facing hunger issues in the Australian community.

When you enrol onto the NSW Recertification course, we'll provide OzHarvest with the resources to donate 2 meals to those in need.

Photo Credit: OzHarvest

Course Outline

Everything you need to renew your Food Safety Supervisor training, all in one course.

When you enrol in the NSW Recertification course, you have access to everything you need to be recognised as a qualified Food Safety Supervisor in New South Wales.

With AIFS, there are:

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

NSW Food Authority Requirements

To be nominated Food Safety Supervisor for a food premise in NSW, you must complete an NSW Food Authority approved Food Safety Supervisor course once every five years.

AIFS is approved to deliver Food Safety Supervisor training and NSW Food Authority certificates on behalf of the NSW Food Authority. 

When your NSW Food Authority certificate is due to expire, you have 90 days to ensure you have completed your recertification.

Click on the 'Play' button below to watch a preview of the NSW Recertification course.

Be Trained for Your Food Industry Sector

Develop the skills you need with sector-specific Food Safety Supervisor training

Food handler in the Hospitality SectorHospitality businesses prepare and serve food for customers to consume in house.

The unit of competency awarded for this course is:

  • SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices

Note: You will also be awarded credit transfer for 'SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety' from your previous Statement of Attainment in order to meet national requirements for Food Safety Supervisor training.

Training for food sectors

Food Safety Supervisor training differs from sector to sector.

When you complete your NSW Recertification course, you'll receive both a NSW Food Authority certificate and Statement of Attainment.

The Statement of Attainment lists the units of competency you've attained. Different food sectors have different units.

Common Questions

Learn more about what our students ask about this course

How long does the course take to complete?

The online lessons, multiple choice quizzes and case studies take most people an average of six to eight hours to complete.

How do I enrol in the course?

That's easy! Simply click on the blue 'Start Online Now' button on this page and follow the prompts. You'll be enrolled and ready to start in just a few minutes.

Is this course accepted as recertification in NSW?

Yes, this is the course you need to complete to renew your Food Safety Supervisor training if your NSW Food Authority certificate is due to expire.

Can AIFS issue NSW Food Authority certificates?

Yes, the Australian Institute of Food Safety is approved to deliver Food Safety Supervisor training and certificates on behalf of the NSW Food Authority.

When will I get my new certificate?

Our assessors work full-time Monday to Friday and often process Statement of Attainments and NSW Food Authority certificate within a few hours of students successfully completing the course.

What if my certificate has expired?

The NSW Food Authority requires that you complete your NSW Food Safety Supervisor recertification course within 90 days of your previous certificate's expiry.

Do I need to go somewhere for an exam?

No, you don't need to go anywhere. You can complete the entire course within the comfort of your own home and workplace, at a time that suits you.

Where can I learn more?

The Australian Institute of Food Safety provides comprehensive information about nationally recognised food safety training, as well as general food safety information, in our blog, news and FAQ sections.