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 Queensland?

Queensland food businesses fall under one of the five different food industry sectors - retail, hospitality, health and community, food processing or transport and distribution.

Below is a list of the Queensland food sectors, including their units of competency:

Retail: SIRRFSA001 Apply Retail Food Safety Practices

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

Health and community: HLTFSE001 Follow basic food safety practice & HLTFSE007 Oversee the day-to-day implementation of food safety in the workplace & HLTFSE005 Apply and monitor food safety requirements

Food processing: FBPFSY1001 Follow work procedures to maintain food safety & FBPFSY2001 Implement the food safety program and procedures

Transport and distribution: SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety & SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices

Before beginning any Food Safety Supervisor training, it’s a good idea to contact your local council or state government to find out which units of competency you need to complete, in order to be qualified to work as a Food Safety Supervisor.