Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to your questions with the Australian Institute of Food Safety's Frequently Asked Questions section.

Does my statement of attainment expire?

Each state in Australia has different requirements for food safety refresher training.

The statement of attainment that you receive from the Australian Institute of Food Safety doesn’t have an expiry date. However, a Food Safety Supervisor certificate issued by the NSW Food Authority does need to be redone every five years.

In the ACT, the current legislation states that you also need to refresh your Food Safety Supervisor training every 5 years.

We recommend you keep an eye out for any legislative changes that might affect you or your business, including new units of competency being released. This is because it’s your responsibility to check the legislation for your state to find out if, and when, you need to refresh your food safety training.

Here are some useful links that may help you to find this information:

Department of Health – Food Safety (ACT) – health.act.gov.au

Food Authority (NSW) – www.foodauthority.nsw.gov.au

Department of Health – Food Safety (NT) – www.health.nt.gov.au

Department of Health – Food Safety (QLD) – www.health.qld.gov.au

Department of Health – Food Safety (SA) – www.sahealth.sa.gov.au

Department of Health & Human Services – Food Safety (TAS) – www.dhhs.tas.gov.au

Department of Health – Food Safety (VIC) – www.health.vic.gov.au

Department of Health – Food Safety (WA) – www.public.health.wa.gov.au