Approval to Issue Food Safety Supervisor Certificates - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this approval if you operate a registered training organisation (RTO) that intends to issue food safety supervisor (FSS) certificates. This involves the delivery of training focusing on three key focus areas:

  • Safe egg handling;
  • Allergen management; and
  • Cleaning and sanitising practices.

Please note that you must ensure that your RTO does not allow any person to conduct training related to the FSS certificate unless they have been approved to do so in writing by the Authority.

All businesses that deal with potentially hazardous, ready-to eat food that is not pre-packaged are required to appoint at least one Food Safety Supervisor. The types of food businesses that may need to have a Food Safety Supervisor are restaurants, cafe, takeaway shops, caterers, bakeries, pubs, clubs, hotels and supermarkets (hot food sales).

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this approval RTOs must provide relevant documents and information about any person that will carry out training related to the Food Safety Supervisor Certificate on the RTOs behalf.

Please consult the Contact Officer for refer to the attached documents for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


12 months.





The Authority will send you renewal correspondence before you approval expires.

Administering agency

Department of Industry
NSW Department of Primary Industries
NSW Food Authority

Act(s) name

Food Act 2003 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Food Regulation 2015 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Enquiries, Licensing Enquiries and Invoicing
Department of Industry
NSW Department of Primary Industries
NSW Food Authority

Operating address:
1 Macquarie St
New South Wales 2430
Mailing address:
PO BOX 232
Taree, New South Wales 2430


1300 552 406


02 6552 3000


02 6552 7239

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