You will require this approval if you intend to operate as a food safety auditor in Victoria. All food premises declared as Class 1 food premises and those Class 2 food premises that choose to be audited or use a non-standard food safety program must have their food safety program audited by approved food safety auditors.
Food safety auditors must audit food businesses to check that the food safety program, the Food Act and applicable standards and code are complied with.
Food safety auditors must provide a certificate if a food safety program is adequate and being complied with. If there is a failure by the business to comply with an adequate food safety program or other requirements then it is the role of the food safety auditors to notify the relevant council to take enforcement action.
Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.