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Food Safety Supervisor Training

The need to nominate or employ suitably qualified Food Safety Supervisors in food businesses is currently a legislative requirement in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, however specific food safety supervisor requirements vary from state to state in relation to which food sectors / businesses must have Food Safety Supervisors. A Food Safety Supervisor must have the ability and authority to recognise, prevent and rectify food safety problems and adequately supervise and instruct food handlers. 

As of 8th Decmber 2023,  food businesses in all states and territories will be required to nominate at least one Food Safety Supervisor if they handle any unpackaged potentially hazardous foods that is used in the preparation of ready-to-eat food to be served to a consumer, or that is ready-to-eat intended for retail sale. Under the new Food Safety Standard 3.2.2A, Food Safety Supervisor certificates must be current (within 5 years) and the nominated Food Safety Supervisor/s for a business must be ‘reasonably available’ as a point of contact for food handlers adn be involved in teh day-to day operations of the business.

Food Safety Supervisor Course Topics

Part 1

  • Personal health & hygiene of food handlers
  • Food contamination – hazard types and sources
  • High risk foods & the danger zone
  • Preventing food contamination & bacterial growth
  • Safe food handling techniques & procedures from receipt of incoming goods, storage, and preparation through to food service
  • Correct use of probe thermometers and calibration
  • Correct cleaning & sanitising procedures
  • Food Safety Programs – record keeping requirements
  • What if something does go wrong? – reporting & corrective action

Part 2

  • Food Safety Supervisor responsibilities & the law
  • Risk and Compliance Management
  • Food Safety Programs – program types & structure
  • HACCP principles
  • Support Programs (cleaning, pest control, equipment & kitchen maintenance, calibration etc)
  • Records & Logsheets
  • Audits & council inspections
  • Customer complaints and food recall
  • Supervising & training of food handlers

* Please note there is a Third-Party Observation / Verification Form which needs to be completed. Please contact us on 1300 818 408 if you do not have access to an appropriate workplace / commercial kitchen.

Health Sector

Follow Basic Food Safety practices
Apply and monitor food safety requirements
Oversee the day-to-day implementation of food safety in the workplace

Online Food Safety Supervisor Course (Health)



Hospitality Sector

Use hygienic practices for food safety
Participate in safe food handling practices

Online Food Safety Supervisor Course (Hospitality)



Online Food Safety Supervisor Course (Hospitality – NSW only)

Includes additional NSW Food Authority Certificate.



Onsite Food Safety Supervisor Courses

Please contact us for a no obligation quotation for onsite training in your workplace. The minimum fee is based on 8 participants.

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