This unit aims to explore the current and emerging threats to a safe food supply and the major mechanisms used to reduce these threats.


Teaching periods
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Critically examine the major approaches to managing food safety in different contexts
  • Evaluate the critical food safety hazards associated with food production and preparation
  • Apply risk management principles when assessing food safety risks relevant to the food service and food retail sectors
  • Construct and develop a HACCP plan applicable to the food manufacturing sector

Teaching methods


Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
3.00 4 weeks 12
3.00 9 weeks 27
Unspecified Activities
Independent Learning
9.25 12 weeks 111


Type Task Weighting ULO's
ExaminationIndividual 30 - 40% 1,2,3,4 
ReportIndividual 20 - 30% 1,2,3 
Safe Practice PlanGroup 30 - 40% 2,3,4 


As the minimum requirements of assessment to pass a unit and meet all ULOs to a minimum standard, an undergraduate student must have achieved:

(i) an aggregate mark of 50% or more, and(ii) at least 40% in the final exam.Students who do not successfully achieve hurdle requirement (ii) will receive a maximum of 45% as the total mark for the unit.


  • Major causes of foodborne disease and burden of foodborne disease
  • Regulatory frameworks for managing food safety across the food supply chain
  • Application of the Food Standards Code in the retail and food service sectors
  • Overview of the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point management system as a strategy to ensure safe food
  • Applications of HACCP in the food manufacturing sector
  • Common food processing and preservation technologies for key food groups
  • Analysis of food safety issues associated with key food groups

Study resources

Reading materials

A list of reading materials and/or required textbooks will be available in the Unit Outline on Canvas.