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.
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a Statement of Attainment in SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety, SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices and a NSW Food Safety Supervisor Certificate issued on behalf of the NSW Food Authority.
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.
|Qualification Food Safety Supervisor (NSW)|
|National course code SITXFSA001, SITXFSA002|
|Accreditation Tactical Training Group|
|Recognition Statement of Attainment|
|Duration 6 hours face-to-face workshop plus completion of a Workplace Skills Logbook.|
|Study mode Blended|
- Use hygiene practices for food safety SITXFSA001
- Participate in safe food handling practices SITXFSA002
At the end of the course you are required to successfully complete a written assessment.
Who is this course for?
The FSS requirements apply to businesses that process or sell food at the retail level, eg food that is:
- potentially hazardous (requires temperature control), and
- not sold and served in the supplier’s original packaging.
These businesses include:
- Takeaway shops
- Caterers (eg process and serve food at one fixed location)
- Mobile caterers (eg process and transport food to more than one location)
- Temporary premises (eg food market stalls)
- Mobile food vendors (eg process and sell food from a van)
- Supermarket hot food sales (eg hot chicken)
What are the 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, or
- source work experience in a food service business with access to an operational food preparation area
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.
The operational food preparation area 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
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 are the outcomes?
This course is accredited under the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF), Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) and is approved by the NSW Food Authority as satisfying the Food Safety Supervisor training provisions.
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a Statement of Attainment in SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety, SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices and a NSW Food Safety Supervisor Certificate issued on behalf of the NSW Food Authority
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?
What you'll need.
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?
Your investment in skilling your staff through training may also bring with it a number of State and Australian Government financial incentives.
Financial incentives you may be eligible for include:
- Australian Government standard Commencement and Completion Incentives ranging from $750
to over $4,000
- Training award pay rates (if required)
- Exemption or rebates from payroll tax (where applicable)
- Exemption of apprentice’s wages from workers compensation premium calculations (NSW apprentices)
- Extra incentives to assist in the employment of under-represented groups such as
- Apprentices or trainees with a disability, mature age, school-based and Indigenous
- A number of extra incentives which are available for certain areas or qualifications
Note Incentives are dependent on meeting eligibility criteria.
Contact Allara Leaning on 1300 772 724 to discuss your eligibility for incentives.