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Food Safety Supervisor

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SIRRFSA001 – Handle Food Safely in a Retail Environment

Australian Retail College is pleased to offer this unit to your business. You may nominate team members who have the responsibility of applying essential hygiene and sanitation practices in food handling.

This unit covers the full requirements to be a Food Safety Supervisor in the Retail and Business sectors and takes a detailed look at what is required to implement safe food handling, storage practices and a food safety program within a retail food environment. Successful completion of the accredited unit “Handle food safely in a retail environment SIRRFSA001” will meet Food Safety Supervisor requirements under the Food Act 2006*.

* Check the relevant state requirements with your local food safety authorities.

Having completed this unit of competency the student:

  • Is expected to be able to locate and understand the food safety program, know how to test for and correct any breaches

  • Understand how to dispose of waste and contaminated goods safely

  • Maintain a high level of personal hygiene and presentation in the workplace

  • Knowing what to do, and what not to do, in the case of illness.

  • Have the ability to supervise and give directions about food handling in the food premises

  • Has the authority to supervise and direct food handlers

  • Will demonstrate the skills and knowledge relating to food safety and the management of food safety hazards.

  • Will hold a Statement of Attainment of specified competencies (such as the above), issued by a Registered Training Organisation and accredited courses to meet client needs

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Unit Code


Workplace Delivery


School-based Delivery

Available to be included in school based traineeship qualifications.

Tuition Fees

  • $150 (Online training)

  • $215 (face-to-face class)*

  • $170 (Class of 6+ students) *

    All states except NSW

    NSW students Note: A new and updated program is under construction to maintain NSW state food authority compliance and will be returning to ARC soon.
    WE ARE NOT CURRENTLY ENROLLING NSW STUDENTS so please contact our ARC team for more information. 


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Entry Requirements

Participants must have access to a food workplace environment for conducting assessments and a supervisor within the business who has relevant experience or a qualification in Food Safety to confirm knowledge and skills.

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