Frequently Asked Questions

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

What legislation does the Australian Institute of Food Safety adhere to?

To comply with the Australian Quality Training Framework, all Registered Training Organisations have an obligation to provide information to participants about the various laws and regulations applicable to them.

The Australian Institute of Food Safety ensures that its training is in compliance with relevant State/Territory and Commonwealth legislation in the following areas:

  • Workplace Health and Safety
  • Workplace Harassment, victimisation and bullying
  • Anti-discrimination, including equal opportunity, racial vilification, and disability discrimination
  • Privacy Legislation

The list below outlines some of the individual pieces of legislation (law) that apply in a general work environment including training.

Information regarding all Commonwealth legislation can be accessed via the Australasian Legal Information Institute. Some of the general Commonwealth acts applicable include:

  • Disability Discrimination Act 1992
  • Sex Discrimination Act 1984
  • Racial Discrimination Act 1975
  • Copyright Act 1968
  • Occupational Health and Safety (Commonwealth Employment) Act 1991

State-specific information regarding occupational health and safety can be located through the Australasian Legal Information Institute.  For each state and territory, the legislation is:

  • NSW: Occupational Health and Safety Act 2000
  • WA: Occupational Health and Safety Act 1984
  • ACT: Occupational Health and Safety Act 1989
  • VIC: Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004
  • SA: Occupational Health and Safety and Welfare Act 1986
  • TAS: Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995
  • NT: Work Health Act
  • QLD: Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995

In Queensland, the following general legislation applies and can be accessed via the website at www.legislation.qld.gov.au

  • Training and Employment Act 2000 (including info for apprenticeships & traineeships)
  • Anti-discrimination Act 1991