Thermometers & the Managing Practitioner

In partnership with 

Australian Food Cold Chain Council

Your instructors

mark mitchell
Mark Mitchell
Brett Meads
Brett Meads

The safety of fresh, chilled, and frozen food depends on your team’s knowledge and skills in temperature management.

This training course is ideal for cold chain professionals in management roles who are responsible for overseeing critical control points and ensuring compliance.

Managing Practitioner Course Overview

As a managing practitioner in the cold chain sector, you can be a big part of the solution to Australia’s food waste problem. The safety of fresh, chilled, and frozen food depends on you and your team’s knowledge and skills in temperature management.

This course will ensure you have a good handle on how to accurately maintain precise temperature through comprehensive and purpose-driven tools and processes and help you maintain compliant practices within your team.

‘Thermometers and the Managing Practitioner’ is designed to supercharge your knowledge about precision temperature management, in an easy to follow online format.


There are five modules in the course, covering the processes of a compliant cold chain, the concept of heat energy transfer, thermometer technologies and methods of temperature measurement. 

This Managing Practitioner course differs from the Cold Chain Practitioner course as it contains an additional module that offers an in-depth look at choosing an appropriate thermometer for your products.

What you will learn: 

SCCE1002 Thermometers & the Managing Practitioner consists of these 5 modules:

FCC01 – Introduction to the cold chain

FCC02 – Heat and temperature

FCC03 – Thermometer types

FCC04 – Temperature measurement

FCC05 – Thermometer technology

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"This course does a really good job of clearly communicating key points of learning to the user. Ease of use is great and being able to complete each module at your own pace is very helpful."
"‘This is a bloody good document, and will also serve as great training material. I’ve learnt so much just reviewing it!"
"The Code is very clearly structured, written and illustrated and, in conjunction with this online training module, represents a practical and efficient handbook for industry practitioners."
"Design and way of presenting is nicely done. I believe everybody in the cold chain should have this knowledge."

About this course

Who should take this course?

This training course is ideal for cold chain professionals in management roles who are responsible for overseeing critical control points and ensuring compliance. 

Managing practitioners are those in supervisor or management roles, typically involved in decisions relating to asset selection and handling procedures that could have a huge financial impact due to poor quality of food delivery and corresponding reduced shelf life through temperature abuse and subsequent load rejection.

Quality control and safety representatives, freight and logistics supervisors, procurement managers, and stock controllers will all gain benefit from this course. This course is also of benefit to supply chain managers, continuous improvement teams and analysts.

Career outcomes

  • Add to your professional development in an industry that desperately needs new skills across all aspects of the cold chain: transport, storage, temperature monitoring and management
  • Help to reduce food waste, resulting in better environmental and financial outcomes for your organisation
  • Open up career opportunities and increase your technical skills
  • Become a leader in your field in the Australian chilled and frozen food industry
  • Become more employable by gaining a certificate to add to your resume

Meet your instructors

After spending a lifetime in the HVAC&R industry, Mark’s expertise is highly sought after. He has represented the Australian Government and Carrier Transicold at major international summits on air conditioning, refrigeration and cold chain issues. Mark is the Chairman of The SuperCool Group of Companies and holds board positions on many industry associations including the AFCCC. He is passionate about the role of HVAC&R in solving some of the world’s biggest issues such as climate change and food security

mark mitchell
Mark Mitchell
Lead Instructor

Brett Meads is a qualified teacher with more than 30 years of experience in the automotive sector. With qualifications in education, engineering, automotive and business, Brett has developed a keen interest in automotive HVAC and climate control systems, as well as the study of consumer psychology.

Brett Meads
Brett Meads
Lead Instructor

Frequently Asked Questions

No – this is an entry-level course designed to be accessible and easy to understand for anyone involved in the cold chain.

‘Thermometers and the Managing Practitioner’ has been designed for on-demand learning. Once you have access to the course you can complete the courses at your own pace, at a time convenient for you.

We typically find that trainees take 2 – 3 hours to complete this course.

Yes – upon successful completion of the course, our team will provide you with a personalised digital certificate or printed hard copy if requested (postage costs not included). You can share this with your employer or add it to your resume.

Yes – this course can be accessed online 24/7 with no in-person learning required.

From time to time, in-person training can be conducted for small groups – please get in touch if this is of interest to you.

If you are working in any part of the cold chain, a basic understanding of how and why goods need to be kept at specific temperatures is all you need to take this course. 

This course goes into the detail of how to select, use and calibrate thermometers – if this is not part of your role, take a look at the shorter Thermometers and the Cold Chain Practitioner course.

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Continue your professional development

cold chain course training bookletThis course has been developed in conjunction with the Australian Food Cold Chain Council (AFCCC). 

The Council has recently moved to introduce a series of Cold Food Codes to help combat food waste, a major issue that costs the Australian economy nearly $4 billion per year. 

‘Thermometers and the Managing Practitioner’ is a practical and easy to digest way to understand Part 1 of the Code and learn how to fight food waste through the proper use of thermometers, accurate temperature monitoring, and correct selection and use of measurement devices.

This course includes a PDF copy of Part 1 of the Code for your reference. 

SuperSchool is working with industry organisations to have our courses recognised with CPD points allocated to each course. Depending on your industry association, CPD points may be available for this course. We recommend you contact the association directly to find out if this applies to you.

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