Industry requirements for Victoria: Which Food Sector do I belong to?

Food Sectors outline the units of competency required to be completed for you to be considered a qualified Food Safety Supervisor in your industry.
June 29, 2016

Food Sectors are training guides which outline the units of competency required to be completed for you to be considered a qualified Food Safety Supervisor in each industry.

Most food business will generally fall into one of the below food sectors, however, there are some businesses which might appear to fit more than one category. You are advised to contact your local council if you are unsure which food sector your business falls under.

Victoria’s DHHS website outlines the current minimum competency standard required for a Food Safety Supervisor in each food sector below:

Food Processing

FBPFSY1001 'Follow work procedures to maintain food safety' AND FBPFSY2001 ‘Implement the food safety program and procedures’ 

Businesses such as food product manufacturers including flour mills, canneries, packers, bakers, breweries and wineries.

Retail

SIRRFSA001 ‘Handle food safely in a retail environment' 

Businesses such as supermarkets, convenience stores, grocers, and delicatessens.

Hospitality

SITXFSA001 ‘Use hygienic practices for food safety’ AND SITXFSA002 ‘Participate in safe food handling practices’ 

Businesses such as restaurants, cafes and hotels.

Please note that in Victoria Take away and fast food businesses can be considered either retail or hospitality food businesses.

Health and Community Services

HLTFSE001 ‘Follow basic food safety practices’ AND HLTFSE005 ‘Apply and monitor food safety requirements’ AND HLTFSE007 ‘Oversee the day-to-day implementation of food safety in the workplace’

Businesses such as hospitals, aged care facilities, nursing homes and childcare.

Transport and Distribution

Use relevant units from other sectors. Typically though, SITXFSA001 ‘Use hygienic practices for food safety’ AND SITXFSA002 ‘Participate in safe food handling practices’

Businesses such as warehouses.