Approval to Issue Food Safety Supervisor Certificates - New South Wales


You will need this approval if you operate a registered training organisation (RTO) that intends to issue food safety supervisor (FSS) certificates.

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 FSS. The types of food businesses that may need to have a FSS are restaurants, cafes, takeaway shops, caterers, bakeries, pubs, clubs, hotels and supermarkets (hot food sales).

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, you must provide relevant documents and information about any person that will carry out training related to the Food Safety Supervisor Certificate on your behalf.


12 months


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Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $100.00

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Licence All $1200.00

Fees for 2023-24

Act(s) name

Food Act 2003 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Food Regulation 2015 New South Wales

Application process


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

Administering agency

Department of Regional NSW

NSW Department of Primary Industries

NSW Food Authority

Contact details

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