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.
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.