Frequently Asked Questions

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

Why are Food Safety Supervisors required to take a course?

To become a Food Safety Supervisor in Australia, you are required to complete a recognized Food Safety Supervisor course. Having a Food Safety Supervisor is a legal requirement for all food businesses in certain states and territories of Australia (New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Australian Capital Territory).

This is to ensure the quality and consistency of food safety practices at food businesses and to minimise the risk of food-borne illnesses.