Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Food Safety Auditor

Working as a Food Safety Auditor you will be responsible for planning and conducting audit and audit related services by employing the relevant assessment standards. You will have an understanding of unique business needs and will apply knowledge of business improvement techniques.

Summary of Training

Core Units – 11 required

  • Lead quality audits
  • Report on quality audits
  • Assess compliance with food safety programs
  • Communicate and negotiate to conduct food safety audits
  • Conduct food safety audits
  • Identify, evaluate and control food safety hazards
  • Apply food microbiological techniques and analysis
  • Develop, manage and maintain quality systems for food processing
  • Develop a HACCP-based food safety plan
  • Apply an understanding of legal requirements of food production
  • Describe and analyse data using mathematical principles

Elective Units – 5 required

  • Audit a cook chill process
  • Audit a heat treatment process
  • Audit manufacturing of ready-to-eat meat products
  • Plan to mitigate food fraud
  • Design and maintain programs to support legal compliance

Please note that this Job & Training Description provides an example of the selection of non-core units. Alternative combinations of units may be selected and in some cases prerequisite units may need to be completed. For advice contact Apprenticeship Network providers or an approved Registered Training Organisation.

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Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical

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Food Safety

IICertificate II
IIICertificate III
IVCertificate IV
AdAdvanced Diploma

This occupation fits generally with these groupings

Industry Group
Food & Wine Processing

Work Type
Analytic & Investigative
Persuading & Enterprising

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Commencements Change

The change in Australian Apprenticeships commencements in this overall industry in the past two years. Commencements in 2020: 2668

Source: VOCSTATS, extracted on 13/07/2021. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Employment

Australian Apprentice graduates from this overall industry in employment (in any industry).

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2019, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Wage

Average wage of Australian Apprentice graduates from this overall industry employed full-time after training.

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2019, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Industry Growth

Growth in employment in this overall industry in the past 5 years. *Pre COVID-19 data

Source: Department of Education, Skills and Employment, 2019. AATIS analysis.

Industry Size

The number of employees in this overall industry compared with other Australian industries. *Pre COVID-19 data

Source: Department of Education, Skills and Employment, 2019. AATIS analysis.

Industry Wage

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Source: Department of Education, Skills and Employment, 2019. AATIS analysis.

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Food Safety Auditor - FBP50221
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

Part Time
Commencements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ASbA
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T = identified by the State or Territory as a Traineeship
* = An approved qualification in Tasmania is available as an Apprenticeship/Traineeship.

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Commencements

Commencement data source: National Apprentices and Trainees collection, VOCSTATS, extracted 12/07/2021, rounded estimates for January 2020 to December 2020. This data is for general information purposes only.

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ANZSCO Classification: 234212

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