Frequently Asked Questions

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

What are the food industry sectors in New South Wales?

There are only two food sectors, also known as food industries, recognised in NSW - hospitality and retail.

The NSW Food Authority generally doesn’t differentiate between the two, which means that you can complete either; the two hospitality units of competency; or the one retail unit of competency, to be considered a Food Safety Supervisor. We have listed the units below:

RETAIL: SIRRFSA001 Apply Retail Food Safety Practices

HOSPITALITY: SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety & SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices

Also, it’s important to note that the NSW Food Authority will only recognise training if it’s delivered by a registered training organisation (RTO) that has been approved by the Authority - such as the Australian Institute of Food Safety.