Frequently Asked Questions

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


AIFS Courses



Even though there are many similarities between the two, Food Safety Supervisor and Food Handler are two different positions. There are different training courses for each and different levels of responsibility in the workplace.

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Although there is currently no law that states a specific training course that Food Handlers need to complete, many will choose to complete a Food Handler course.

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A Food Handler course teaches the fundamental skills needed to perform the role of a food handler in the Australian food industry.

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Yes, you can. An online Food Safety Supervisor course provides students with flexible learning options that let them complete the units at their own pace. This means it can be tailor-made to a person’s individual needs.

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This depends on what you want to get out of your training.

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At the Australian Institute of Food Safety, we offer a variety of food safety courses for you to choose from. But, how do you decide which one is right for you? Finding out which course you need to do will depend on your situation.

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Training in Australia is highly regulated to ensure quality and consistency of training courses. Nationally recognised training means that the course is recognised by relevant industry groups and governing bodies nation wide.

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Online courses are a flexible, convenient and affordable option for those completing food safety training.

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For most of our students, the food safety courses take between 3 and 5 hours to complete. This includes the lessons, case studies and assessments. 

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A Food Safety Supervisor course is quite different to a food handling course.

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