As shellfish are considered a high risk food, all shellfish farmers in New South Wales are required to hold and maintain a sampler licence at all times. This course has been put together by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) Food Authority, the University of Tasmania to train personnel involved in the production, harvesting and treatment of shellfish to ensure they are committed to producing shellfish in accordance with the NSW Shellfish Program.
This includes maintaining consistency and currency in food safety programs that are compliant with the requirements of the various Acts, Regulations, codes and policies within the various NSW Food Authority legislative frameworks.
At the end of this training, you will receive a Certificate of Attendance and an approved Sampler Licence Number
Disclaimer: The University of Tasmania has been given permission to use the content of this short course (for training purposes), which is owned by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI). Therefore, individual users do not have any rights to replicate the materials contained. The University takes no responsibility or liability for an individual’s use or reliance on the content in the short course.
How you will learn
This course will be a fully online course which we recommend allocating up to 2 hours of study time to complete. There are no formal assignments required for this course and all participants will receive a Certificate of Attendence on completion. Your access to the online learning material will also remain open for TBD.
Who should do this course?
This course is for individuals and organisations currently operating as shellfish samplers in New South Wales. All samplers must have a current shellfish licence and complete recertification every two years, as required by the NSW DPI Food Authority. This course has previously been offered as a face-to-face course and is now available for participants to completed fully online.
Discover why shellfish are subject to food safety standards and quality assurance.
Learn about the state based regulations and national standards that are applied to shellfish harvest in New South Wales.
Learn how to conduct and submit samples outlined in state based documents that assist sampling procedures.