Food Safety Laws & Requirements for Training Managers

Large organisations need to consider federal laws, state regulations, and the role and location of employees when planning food safety training.

Food safety compliance is crucial

Food safety training can pose many challenges to large organisations:

  • it's a complex subject
  • multiple state and federal compliance laws must be considered
  • every employee's training must be valid
  • many employees may need to be enrolled at different times

And ultimately, you need to protect your customers and business reputation from food incidents.

It's important that your food safety training meets all requirements - and is designed for large organisations to implement, manage and update on scale.

How AIFS helps your organisation comply

Compliance-guaranteed training

Our nationally recognised training is approved to meet all federal, state and local govt. legislation.

Industry relevant courses

Tailored to each food sector - Hospitality, Retail, Food Processing, Health & Community, Transport & Distribution.

Easy student management

Through our online corporate portal you can bulk enrol employees, check on their progress, review invoices and more.

Training reminders and notifications

Ensure employees stay on top of their training with email and SMS course reminder notifications.

A dedicated account manager

Access to an AIFS expert to help with priority support enrolling students and any other business needs.

Ongoing learning as AIFS Members

A complimentary AIFS Membership provides students and graduates with access to food safety checklists, resources and more.

Health Inspector ready credentials

AIFS graduates receive a Food Safety Card containing all proof of training details needed during a food audit.

Flexible billing

Billing can be arranged on a per-order or monthly basis. A variety of options are available.

Partnering with Australia's largest food companies

Use our expertise to ensure your business and staff comply

Red Rooster
Rydges Hotels
Pizza Hut
Sumo Salad
Supa Iga
TGI Fridays
Lenard's Chicken
Australia Zoo
David Jones
Kiss The Berry

You must comply with all Food Safety Laws

Food Safety is governed by two sets of legislation - state and federal. Both are enforced at a local council level by Health Inspectors.

Federal Legislation

The federal legislation is governed by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ).

It states that anyone who works with food must be trained in certain aspects of food safety at a level appropriate to their role.

State Legislation

Each state has it's own Food Safety Act that needs to be adhered to.

Legislation is strictest in NSW, QLD, VIC and ACT where it's mandatory to have a fully trained Food Safety Supervisor at every business location.

Food safety training requirements for your staff

AIFS offers two nationally recognised courses designed to meet all federal and state requirements:

Food Handler Course

This nationally recognised course meets federal laws that state anyone who works with food needs the appropriate food safety training for their role.

It covers the most important elements of food safety including laws and regulations, personal hygiene, what causes food poisoning and how to maintain a clean workplace.

Food Safety Supervisor Course

This nationally recognised course is more advanced and meets specific state legislation for food safety training including in NSW, QLD, VIC and ACT.

Every food business in these states needs at least one nationally recognised Food Safety Supervisor on staff, responsible for overall implementation and management of food safety.