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Overview

The Food Safety Supervisor (FSS) training program provides participants with the underpinning knowledge and the understanding, on how to recognise, prevent and alleviate the hazards associated with the handling of food.

Legislation in NSW requires certain food businesses in the hospitality and retail food service sector to appoint at least one trained Food Safety Supervisor (FSS) per venue.

These requirements are to help safeguard NSW consumers from foodborne illness.


Details

RTO Tactical Training Group - RTO Code: 91054
Recognition Statement of Attainment
Duration 6 hours face-to-face workshop plus completion of a Workplace Skills Logbook.
Study mode Blended
Fee $160


Skills developed

The Food Safety Supervisor course aims to provide participants with the knowledge and awareness necessary to safely handle foods for sale and particularly focuses on the control of food hazards at critical control points using the systems and principles of HACCP.


Who is this course for?

The FSS requirements apply to businesses that process or sell food at the retail level, for example, food that is:

  • ready-to-eat,
  • potentially hazardous (requires temperature control), and
  • not sold and served in the supplier’s original packaging.

These businesses include:

  • Restaurants
  • Cafés
  • Takeaway shops
  • Caterers (eg process and serve food at one fixed location)
  • Mobile caterers (eg process and transport food to more than one location)
  • Bakeries
  • Pubs
  • Clubs
  • Hotels
  • Temporary premises (eg food market stalls)
  • Mobile food vendors (eg process and sell food from a van)
  • Supermarket hot food sales (eg hot chicken)

Entry requirements

To be able to undertake this course you will need to be currently employed in a food service business with access to an operational food preparation area.

The operational food preparation area must have the following:

  • Appropriate facilities for handwashing
  • Current organisational food safety programs, policies and procedures
  • Food ingredients and ready to eat food items
  • Protective clothing
  • Cleaning materials and chemicals
  • Pest control chemicals and equipment
  • Food handling, storage and display equipment
  • A supervisor or manager that can verify
  • your skills and complete a third-party report

Your workplace and access to a suitable supervisor will need to be verified by the Allara Learning assessor prior to completing the workplace assessment tasks.


PLEASE NOTE:

We are not CRICOS registered, as a result we are not able to accept enrolments for international students on a Student Visa. All students who are not an Australian citizen must have their visa status verified before they can enrol in any nationally recognised course.

Working holiday Visas are ACCEPTABLE.


What support services are available?

Whilst undertaking training with Allara Learning, you will be provided access to a range of support services including:

  • Academic and learning support
  • Language, literacy and numeracy support
  • External support and counselling services
  • Peer networks

For more information please see the Allara Learning Participant Handbook.

We recommend that you read the Allara Learning Participant Handbook prior to enrolling with us.


What are the outcomes?


Statement of attainment

This course is accredited under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a Statement of Attainment in:

  • SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety, and
  • SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices


NSW FSS Certificate

This course is also approved by the NSW Food Authority as satisfying the Food Safety Supervisor training provisions. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a NSW Food Safety Supervisor Certificate issued on behalf of the NSW Food Authority by registered Training Organisation, Tactical Training Group Pty Ltd 91054.

Note: The NSW Food Safety Supervisor certificate will expire five years from the date of issue. You must refresh your training prior to this time to keep your certificate current.


What are the course requirements?

English Language

In order to successfully enrol in this course, you must have a level of proficiency in written English, allowing you to engage in the course materials and content and ensuring you can undertake the variety of assessments.


How is the course delivered?

This course is delivered over 6 hours in a face-to-face classroom environment by a qualified and NSW Food authority approved FSS trainer and assessor.

After attending the FSS workshop you will be provided access to the Allara Learning LMS (Learning Management System) and a Workplace Skills Logbook. This logbook needs to be completed by yourself in the workplace, verified by your workplace supervisor and submitted to the assessor via the LMS. If you successfully complete the assessment requirements of this course, you will be issued with a NSW FSS certificate.

Exam information

At the end of the course you are required to successfully complete a written assessment and a workplace skills logbook.

Course plan

Food Safety Supervisor (NSW)

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to use personal hygiene practices to prevent contamination of food that might cause food-borne illnesses. It requires the ability to follow predetermined organisational procedures and to identify and control food hazards.

The unit applies to all organisations with permanent or temporary kitchen premises or smaller food preparation or bar areas.

This includes restaurants, cafes, clubs, hotels, and bars; tour operators; attractions; function, event, exhibition and conference catering; educational institutions; aged care facilities; correctional centres; hospitals; defence forces; cafeterias, kiosks, canteens and fast food outlets; residential catering; in-flight and other transport catering.

It applies to food handlers who directly handle food or food contact surfaces such as cutlery, plates and bowls during the course of their daily work activities. This includes cooks, chefs, caterers, kitchen stewards, kitchen hands, bar, and food and beverage attendants, and sometimes room attendants and front office staff.

Food handlers must comply with the requirements contained within the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.

In some States and Territories businesses are required to designate a food safety supervisor who is required to be certified as competent in this unit through a registered training organisation.

Visit Training.gov.au for more details

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to handle food safely during the storage, preparation, display, service and disposal of food. It requires the ability to follow predetermined procedures as outlined in a food safety program.

The unit applies to all organisations with permanent or temporary kitchen premises or smaller food preparation areas. This includes restaurants, cafes, clubs, and hotels; tour operators; attractions; function, event, exhibition and conference catering; educational institutions; aged care facilities; correctional centres; hospitals; defence forces; cafeterias, kiosks, canteens and fast food outlets; residential catering; in-flight and other transport catering.

Safe food handling practices are based on an organisation’s individual food safety program. The program would normally be based on the hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) method, but this unit can apply to other food safety systems.

It applies to food handlers who directly handle food during the course of their daily work activities. This includes cooks, chefs, caterers, kitchen hands and food and beverage attendants.

Food handlers must comply with the requirements contained within the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.

In some States and Territories businesses are required to designate a food safety supervisor who is required to be certified as competent in this unit through a registered training organisation.

Visit Training.gov.au for more details

Fees


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Full Fee*

* Accreditation: Tactical Training Group - RTO 91054

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Food Safety Supervisor (NSW)

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