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. 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 certificateThe 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
Food Safety Supervisor Certificate Renewal NSW

Laws Have Changed For Australian Food Businesses

Standard 3.2.2A
The Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code has recently been updated to include Standard 3.2.2A. This means that from December 8, 2022 new requirements exist for food service businesses across all Australian states & territories. These new requirements will be enforced from December 8, 2023.If these changes apply to your business, action is required.
for-job-seekers-icon-Official NSW approved course

Official NSW approved course

Approved and accepted by local councils and Health Inspectors in New South Wales.
for-job-seekers-icon-Finish in a few hours, or take your time

Finish in a few hours, or take your time

Complete your Food Safety Supervisor recertification in just a few hours, or take your time.
for-job-seekers-icon-Study online, whenever you want

Study online, whenever you want

Enjoy the convenience of doing your training anywhere, at any time of the day or night.
for-job-seekers-icon-Receive your documents fast

Receive your documents fast

If you need them faster, add Express Certification to your order during checkout. Learn More
for-job-seekers-icon-98% recommendation rate

98% recommendation rate

Feel confident taking an official AIFS course that 98% of students would recommend to a friend.
for-job-seekers-icon-Nationally recognised

Nationally recognised

Be sure of acceptance with a course that's recognised in NSW and throughout all of Australia.
for-job-seekers-icon-Get 12 months of free AIFS Membership

Get 12 months of free AIFS Membership

Receive updates, tools, resources and more to promote and boost your food handling knowledge.
for-job-seekers-icon-Get the support you need

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 food business

Trusted and Recommended Throughout Australia

Relied on by the Australian food industry for a quality training experience
Discover why our students love this course
98%of students would recommend this course to others
96%of students rate this course as good or excellent
10/10of students say that this food safety course is easy to use
Trusted by thousands of companies
Recommended by thousands of food workers
Binu J Testimonial

Binu J

Melbourne VIC

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

Michael O

Mudgee NSW

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

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 needWe've partnered with OzHarvest to help deliver meals to people facing hunger issues in the Australian community.When you sign up for an accredited AIFS 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
Food Safety Supervisor Certificate
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.
If your NSW Food Authority certificate has been expired for longer than 90 days, you will need to complete a full Food Safety Supervisor course again.Ensuring your Food Safety Supervisor training is current is important to avoid potential fines or penalties. For that reason, as soon as you enrol, you have instant access to the course.As the training takes around 6 - 8 hours, some students sign up and complete the course on the same day.Nationally Recognised TrainingAIFS is a Registered Training Organisation that's approved to deliver Food Safety Supervisor training across all food sectors throughout all of Australia.We're also:
  • accepted by local councils Australia-wide
  • recommended by Health Inspectors
So you can feel secure in knowing your AIFS qualification is compliant and recognised.
The course is split into 19 lessons, five case studies, one reading activity and an Observer Report. There are also two additional course resources for your information and reference. The lessons in the course are:
  • Lesson 1 - Food Safety Laws & Responsibilities
  • Lesson 2 - Food Contamination & High-Risk Groups
  • Lesson 3 - Biological Contamination
  • Lesson 4 - Other Types of Contamination
  • Lesson 5 - Allergen Management
  • Lesson 6 - Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Lesson 7 - Maintaining Food Premises
  • Lesson 8 - Hand Washing
  • Lesson 9 - Personal Hygiene & Workplace Behaviour
  • Lesson 10 - Illness & Onsite Injuries
  • Lesson 11 - Time & Temperature Control
  • Lesson 12 - Receiving & Storing Food
  • Lesson 13 - Working with Food Safely
  • Lesson 14 - Serving Food Safely
  • Lesson 15 - Food Safety Programs
  • Lesson 16 - Identifying Food Safety Hazards
  • Lesson 17 - Monitoring, Controlling & Correcting Food Safety Hazards
  • Lesson 18 - Reporting, Investigating & Recording Food Safety Breaches
  • Lesson 19 - Food Safety Management
QuizzesAt the end of each lesson, there's a multiple choice quiz. You have 5 attempts at each quiz and must score 100% to move onto the next lesson. If you don't pass the quiz after 5 attempts, simply get in touch and we'll help you progress to the next section.Case StudiesThere are five case studies in the course, including three key focus areas identified by the NSW Food Authority of safe egg handling, allergen management, and cleaning and sanitising practices. For each case study, you'll read a short scenario and then answer a multiple choice quiz, which is similar to the quizzes you've already completed at the end of the lessons.Reading ActivityThere is a reading activity on Potentially Hazardous Foods. Simply download the PDF from the course page and then complete the multiple choice quiz. NSW CertificationIn 2015, the NSW Food Authority announced some additional requirements for Food Safety Supervisor training. Three key focus areas were determined by the Food Authority - safe egg handling, allergen management and cleaning and sanitising practices.If you are in NSW, there is an additional case study for each of these focus areas.Observer ReportThere are some things we can't see you doing through your computer - such as washing your hands or wearing the correct clothes for work. In order to comply with the government requirements for Food Safety Supervisor training, you do need to demonstrate that you can perform such tasks correctly. To make this as easy as possible for you, we allow you to be observed by a co-worker or supervisor. Simply follow the instructions on the course page and ask someone in your workplace (past or present) to complete the form.Quality Assurance ProcessAs part of our quality assurance process, we reserve the right to contact you or your nominated observer to conduct a competency conversation or verification of assessment prior to awarding certification.
If you have a current or recently expired NSW Food Authority certificate you can simply enrol and get started.NSW Food Authority RequirementsTo complete the recertification process as quickly as possible you must provide us a copy of your NSW Food Authority certificate and previous Statement of Attainment. Units of Competency that are accepted are SITXFSA005 - Use hygienic practices for food safety, ‘SITXFSA101 – Use Hygienic Practices for Food Safety’ or ‘SITXFSA001 – Use Hygienic Practices for Food Safety’. The Statement of Attainment must also be less than 5 years old to be accepted.If you are unable to provide these documents, please contact us and we'll be happy to discuss your situation.You also have 90 days from the date your NSW Food Authority certificate expires to complete your recertification. If your certificate has been expired for longer than 90 days, simply enrol into our standard Food Safety Supervisor course.In the unlikely scenario you are unable to complete your recertification in time, please contact our support team for more information.Language, Literacy and NumeracyWhilst there are no training prerequisites, there are some requirements around language, literacy and numeracy. In order to complete this course you should be able to perform everyday tasks such as:
  • Reading and responding to online postings in chat rooms
  • Taking minutes in a community meeting
  • Reviewing and discussing news items with others
  • Creating a personal weekly budget in a spreadsheet
If you have any concerns about the skills required to participate in this course, please contact us and we'll be happy to discuss your situation.
You need to make sure that you have the following in order to be able to complete the Food Safety Supervisor course:1. A modern web browserAt AIFS we use some of the latest eLearning technologies to deliver the courses. You will need to have a modern web browser to view and complete the course (Google Chrome is recommended), and it's important that you have Javascript enabled.2. An email addressDuring the registration process, we will ask you for your email address. This is a mandatory requirement for you to be able to access our systems. Email addresses cannot be shared by students.3. Adobe PDF Reader or Adobe AcrobatSome of the forms that you need to complete (such as the Observer Report) are in PDF format. Ensure that you have the latest version of Adobe PDF Reader.AIFS courses work on most computers, laptops, tablets and mobile devices.
Course Preview
Click on the 'Play' button below to watch a preview of the Food Safety Supervisor course.

Be Trained for Your Food Industry Sector

Develop expert skills with sector-specific Food Safety Supervisor training
Hospitality Sector
Hospitality businesses prepare and serve food for customers to consume in house.Hospitality Sector
The unit of competency awarded for this course is:
  • SITXFSA006 Participate in safe food handling practices
Note: You will also be awarded credit transfer for 'SITXFSA005 - Use hygienic practices for food safety' from your previous Statement of Attainment in order to meet national requirements for Food Safety Supervisor training.
Food retail businesses prepare and sell food to customers for consumption elsewhere.Retail Sector
The unit of competency awarded for Retail is:
  • SIRRFSA001 Handle food safely in a retail environment
Training for food sectorsFood 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.
How do I select my food sector?Simply enrol in the Food Safety Supervisor course and complete your student registration. During registration, you'll provide contact information for a nominated observer and select your food sector from a dropdown menu.The New South Wales Food Authority recognises the Hospitality & Retail sectors only. When completing your registration, you will only have the option to choose one of these sectors. The sector you choose determines which Observer Report will be issued and the units of competency that will be displayed on your Statement of Attainment upon completion of your course. If you are unsure which food sector you need to be recognised in, please contact your local council to confirm prior to completing your student registration.

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 your Statement of Attainment within a few days of students 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 for an exam. 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 AIFS provides comprehensive information about nationally recognised food safety training, as well as general food safety information, in our blog, news and Help Centre.