Frequently Asked Questions

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


Assessments



Don't worry if you're not working in the food industry, our food safety courses can be completed by anyone regardless of prior experience. 

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The observer report is the practical component of the course. There are some things we can't see you doing through your computer - such as washing your hands or wearing the correct clothes for work. 

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Your observer report must be completed by someone currently employed in the food industry.

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This all depends which units of competency you need to have on your statement of attainment. Because Food Safety Supervisor requirements in Australia are industry specific, you need to chose the observer report that matches your industry.

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When we’ve assessed you as competent, we’ll send you an email to let you know that you’ve passed, as well as an email copy of your statement of attainment, and NSW certificate if applicable. This will usually happen within 1 business day of you completing your course successfully.

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The assessment components of each course are different depending on which one you’re doing.

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The person that acts as your nominated observer does not need to be a Food Safety Supervisor. They need to be employed either on a full time, part time or volunteer basis in a position where they handle food. They must also have current knowledge and skills in food safety.

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Observer reports are an important part of the assessment process because they show us that you can apply the food safety knowledge that you have learned in your course in a practical situation. By demonstrating food safety skills in a work environment, you can perform the required tasks without having to come to a classroom and show us.

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You must score 100% in each of the quizzes to move onto the next one, and you have 5 attempts for each quiz to do this. If you’ve used up your 5 attempts – no problem! Please contact us by email or on 1300 797 020 and we’ll reset them for you.

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Recognition of prior learning is offered to course participants who believe that they already meet the skills and knowledge requirements of the course through previous work experience and formal, non-formal and informal learning.

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National recognition is offered to course participants who have already completed one or more of the required units of competency through previous formal education or training. Participants who wish to apply for national recognition will be required to submit a copy of their statement of attainment or qualification. This will then be verified by our training and assessment team with the issuing RTO before credit transfer is awarded.

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