Food Safety Supervisor (Retail)
Food Safety Supervisor Course (Nationally Accredited)
This unit covers the full requirements to be a Food Safety Supervisor in the Retail industry. This course takes an in-depth look at what is essential to implement safe food handling and storage practices and a food safety program within a retail food environment.
This course covers how to test for and correct any breaches in food safety, understand how to dispose of waste and contaminated goods safely, and maintain personal hygiene in a manner appropriate to the workplace. This includes knowing what to do, and what not to do, in the case of illness. This course applies to frontline service personnel involved in preparing, displaying and selling retail food.
The Food Safety Supervisor course for the Retail industry can be accessed 24/7 through a 100% interactive online course. You will be provided with interactive and stimulating learning content and assessment that is easy to understand and complete. The assessment section provides you with the opportunity to access a range of multiple-choice questions as well as real world scenario questions. If a food safety course does not have someone come out to observe you in person in the workplace, we need your supervisor at work to sign off that you have the required on the job skills and knowledge. The really great thing about this course is that there is no requirement for you to download workplace observation documents, have them physically signed by someone in your workplace and then have to go to the hassle of re-uploading them again. This is because we have a very unique 100% electronic solution for you, where you everything is absolutely 100% online. With no hidden documents or chasing up people in your spare time, this feature alone could save you huge amounts of your precious time.
Most state governments require businesses operating with food to ensure they have a certified Food Safety Supervisor, and this course meets this requirement, providing you with the information you need to make sure your food business is compliant.
NOTE: This course is also the correct course to select if you are required to do a re-certification of your Food Safety Supervisor Certificate (Hospitality). If you are in NSW, please be sure to add the NSW Food Authority certificate option at checkout.
- Introduction to Food Hygiene
- Introduction to Food Poisoning
- Food Safety Laws
- Food Safety Supervisor
- Food Safety Hazards
- The Principles of HACCP
- Food Storage and Handling
- Support Programs
UNIT OF COMPETENCY COVERED
SIRRFSA001 - Handle food safely in a retail environment
IMPORTANT FOR NSW STUDENTS: In order to operate as a Food Safety Supervisor within New South Wales you require a certificate from the NSW Food Authority. A NSW Food Authority certificate is required to be added at the checkout if you work in NSW, at an additional total cost of $35 ($30 is the price the government charges to provide the certificate + $5 for printing and postage costs). This will be listed under "Optional extras you may wish to consider" after you select to enrol in this course.
Students in other states/territories (VIC, QLD, SA, TAS, WA, NT, ACT) do not require any additional certificates as the Statement of Attainment gained in this course is all that is required to operate as a Food Safety Supervisor in these locations.
You need to be working in the food industry to be able to complete the assessment requirements
Our courses require a workplace supervisor report to be completed, which will provide evidence that you can demonstrate your practical skills in a workplace (your workplace supervisor may be anyone with at least 18 months industry experience (eg. boss, co-worker, employee) and not a close relative (ie. spouse, sibling, child, parent) as your workplace supervisor needs to be able to be objective.
If you are looking to start your own business (e.g. at home cake making or a food truck) and you have no current food industry experience, or do not have anyone that can act as your workplace supervisor, then our course is not for you. In this situation, we would recommend that you research a reputable company that you can complete a face to face food safety course with. There, you can complete simulated activities in a suitably resourced training space and be observed by a qualified trainer.
This course covers the full requirements to be a Food Safety Supervisor in the Retail industry. Our Food Safety Supervisor (Retail) course takes an in-depth look at what is essential to implement safe food handling and storage practices and a food safety program within a retail food environment. Content that is covered includes how to test for and correct any breaches in food safety, understand how to dispose of waste and contaminated goods safely, and maintain personal hygiene in a manner appropriate to the workplace. This includes knowing what to do, and what not to do, in the case of illness.
The Food Safety Supervisor (Retail) course applies to frontline service personnel involved in preparing, displaying and selling retail food. Most state governments require businesses operating with food to ensure they have a certified Food Safety Supervisor and food handling certificate. This course meets this requirement, providing you with the information you need to make sure your food business is compliant.
We are approved by the NSW Food Authority, an Australian government statutory authority, to issue the NSW Food Safety Supervisor Certificate. If you live in NSW, you will need to purchase this certificate at an additional cost of $35 (this comprises of $30 government fee plus postage and handling), in addition to also obtaining a statement of attainment.
- Following food safety programs
- Controlling identified food safety hazards
- Storing food safely
- Safe food handling
- Personal hygiene standards
- Maintaining equipment and work areas
Units of competency covered
- SIRRFSA001 Handle food safely in a retail environment
There is no need to rush, as you are provided with 8 weeks to complete your course.
> Straightforward questions to demonstrate your knowledge
> Apply what you have learnt to a simulated environment
Workplace Observation Report
> We have developed a custom learning platform that allows you to send an electronic form right from your course page to your supervisor. Your supervisor will need to have at least 18 months industry experience to confirm that have seen your practical skills in the workplace.
Whilst there are no training prerequisites, there are some requirements around language, literacy and numeracy. In order to complete the online courses that the Australian Institute of Accreditation provides on its website, you should be able to perform everyday tasks such as;
- Using an instant messenger tool
- Using email at work
- Responding to customer complaints
- Following a recipe
Support from fully qualified trainers
Government approved course
Trusted by leading food companies
No downloading or uploading forms. Ever.
The really great thing about this course is that there is no requirement for you to download workplace observation documents, have them physically signed by someone in your workplace and then have to go to the hassle of re-uploading them again. This is because we have a very unique 100% electronic solution for you, where you everything is absolutely 100% online. With no hidden documents or chasing up people in your spare time, this feature alone could save you huge amounts of your precious time. Alternatively, if you are looking for an extremely high quality course that is focused on the Hospitality sector, then please review our online Food Safety Supervisor course.
For system requirements required to complete this course, please see our ‘Terms and Conditions and forms’ section. Download our marketing document to take away and consider before enrolling in this course, and review our student handbook regarding our process for recognition of prior learning and what Language, Literacy and Numeracy Support we offer. You will have 8 weeks to complete your course. If you would like further information, please review our Retail food safety course outline.
Reminder about required assessment: There is a workplace observation report that is required to be completed as part of this course. This means that you will need to be observed in a suitable workplace in order to be able to complete all the assessment tasks. The demonstration of practical skills is extremely important evidence for vocational education training courses. A course conducted on the premises of a registered training organisation would be the recommended option for those people who are not currently working in the food industry.
Information for people who also want to be issued with a NSW Food Safety certificate
In NSW, food safety requirements are set by the Food Act 2003 (NSW) and the Food Regulation 2015 (NSW). These Acts require that food sold in NSW is safe and suitable for human consumption and meets all standards set out in the Food Standards Code.Food Safety in New South Wales is governed by the NSW Food Authority which comes under the Department of Primary Industries. Together with NSW Health, the NSW Food Authority monitors food safety across the whole state. They make sure the food produced and sold in NSW meets all of the guidelines set out in the relevant state-based legislation.
Regulating & monitoring food safety in NSW
The NSW Food Authority is responsible for regulating and monitoring food safety across the entire NSW food industry.
Food safety training requirements
One of the key requirements in the NSW Food Act relates to food safety training. Every food business must have at least one designated Food Safety Supervisor per premises. This person is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day implementation of food safety in the workplace and must be trained in the right way.
Food Safety Supervisor training
Australian Institute of Accreditation has been approved by the NSW Food Authority to deliver NSW specific Food Safety Supervisor training.This includes three key areas:
1. Safe egg handling
2. Allergen management
3. Cleaning and sanitising practices
When you complete training with Australian Institute of Accreditation, we’ll provide you with a NSW Food Safety Supervisor Certificate (sometimes known as the ‘Green Certificate’) on behalf of the NSW Food Authority. This must be displayed in the food business.
Once you receive your Food Safety Supervisor qualification, the certificate is valid for 5 years from the date of issue. If your certificate is due to expire you’ll need to complete the NSW recertification course to receive re-certification issued by the NSW Food Authority. Contact us by phone or email to discuss. Food businesses have 30 working days to ensure their appointed Food Safety Supervisor renews their training and obtains a new Food Safety Supervisor certification.