Frequently Asked Questions

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

Which Observer Report do I choose in my Food Safety Supervisor course?

This depends on 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 choose the Observer Report that matches your industry.

We’ve listed the units of competency for each food sector below, as well as some examples of businesses that fall under them. However, please note that only the retail and hospitality food industry sectors are recognised in NSW.

Retail 

Unit: SIRRFSA001 Apply retail food safety practices

Examples: Businesses such as supermarkets, convenience stores, grocers, delicatessens, and retail markets and stalls. Take-away and fast food businesses can be considered either retail or hospitality

Hospitality

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

Examples: Businesses such as restaurants, cafes, pubs and hotels.

Health and Community

Units: 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

Examples: Food organisations such as hospitals, childcare centres, nursing homes, hostels, and Meals on Wheels services.

Food Processing

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

Examples: Businesses such as food product manufacturers, including flour mills, canneries, packers, wholesale bakeries, breweries, manufacturers of pre-prepared meals, and wineries.

Transport and Distribution

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

Examples: Businesses such as warehouses, bulk food distributors, and water carriers.