Approval to Issue Food Safety Supervisor Certificates - New South Wales


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 FSS. The types of food businesses that may need to have a FSS 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.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $100.00
Apply Licence All $1200.00

Act(s) name

Food Act 2003 NSW

Regulation(s) name

Food Regulation 2015 NSW

Application process


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

Administering agency

Department of Industry

NSW Department of Primary Industries

NSW Food Authority

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Enquiries, Licensing Enquiries and Invoicing

NSW Food Authority

NSW Department of Primary Industries

Department of Industry

Operating address: 1 Macquarie St
New South Wales 2430
Mailing address: PO BOX 232
Taree, New South Wales 2430
Phone: 02 6552 3000
Phone: 1300 552 406
Fax: 02 6552 7239