Industry Requirements for Queensland: Which Food Sector Do I Belong To?

Queensland recognises the national units of competency specific to food safety in each food sector.
June 29, 2016

Queensland recognises the national units of competency specific to food safety in each food sector – Retail and Hospitality; Health and Community Services; Food Processing; and Transport and Distribution. The units of competency are outlined below, as well as examples of some of the food businesses which fall into each food sector:

Hospitality & Retail

SIRRFSA001 Handle food safely in a retail environment & SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety & SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices.

The Retail and Hospitality food sector includes food businesses that prepare and sell food through retail businesses – for example, restaurants, cafés, caterers, convenience stores and service stations, greengrocers, take-away stores, hotels, supermarkets, delicatessens, retail markets and stalls.

Food Processing

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

Food Processing food sector includes food businesses that manufacture food – for example, wholesale bakers, airline caterers, breweries, flour mills, pre‐prepared meals and wine producers.

Health & Community Services 

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.

The Health and Community Services food sector refers to food businesses which handle, prepare or sell foods to vulnerable people – for example, food prepared for hospitals, nursing homes, hostels, meals on wheels and childcare centres.

Transport & Distribution

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

Transport and Distribution food sector includes food businesses that do not actually prepare food but instead handle, store or transport food – for example, food distribution, water carriers and warehouses.