For Job Seekers

Working with food is rewarding, whether you’re a part-time pizza maker or a head chef. Whatever your role, don't forget that food safety is crucial to your career.


Start your career the food safe way

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The food sector is an exciting and growing industry to work in - at home and abroad.

If you’re considering a career in the food industry, having an understanding of food safety is vital.

This isn’t just the law. You must be that confident your actions don't make your customers sick - or worse.

Food safety training is required for every food job

Everyone who works with food needs to complete training. Not just people who work in hospitality - it applies to food workers in all kinds of businesses that handle food, such as:

  • Cafes, restaurants and takeaways
  • Hotels and motels
  • Bars, pubs and clubs
  • Event and conferences centres
  • Casinos and gaming venues
  • Market stalls
  • Convenience stores
  • Supermarkets
  • Service stations
  • Groceries, butchers, delis and bakeries
  • Food based charity organisations
  • Catering businesses
  • Hospitals or hospices
  • Child care or aged care facilities
  • School canteens or tuckshops
  • Food processing facilities
  • Canneries, milleries or breweries
  • Food delivery or storage services

Which food safety course do I need to do? 

The training you need will depend on the type of job you want. The two main courses to choose from are:

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Food Handler Course

This course meets federal requirements that anyone who works with food needs food safety training.

It helps your job prospects too. Food business managers know that they don’t need to spend time and money on your food safety training.

Learn more about this course.

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Food Safety Supervisor Course

The Food Safety Supervisor Course meets specific state legislation including for NSW, QLD, VIC and ACT.

Every food business in these states needs at least one nationally recognised Food Safety Supervisor on staff. This course greatly boosts your employability.

Learn more about this course.

Be job ready for your food career

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Get trained as a Food Handler

At a minimum, complete the Food Handler training course so that you have the skills you need to work with food safely.

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Get trained as a Food Safety Supervisor

To boost your chances of finding a job, consider a Food Safety Supervisor course that offers extra skills and knowledge.

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Do compliance-guaranteed training

AIFS food safety training is approved to meet all federal, state and local government legislation.

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Check your food sector

Food Safety Supervisor training is sector-specific. Be sure to do the right course for the sector you want to work in.

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NSW Food Authority approved

Obtain your NSW Food Authority certificate when you complete the official AIFS Food Safety Supervisor course.

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Stay up-to-date

Once employed, be sure to keep your food safety skills up-to-date through AIFS Membership and regular refresher training.