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Food Safety Supervisor

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    Work-based delivery
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    Maximum enrolment period of 4 weeks
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    Award issued by Tactical Training Group - RTO Code: 91054


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 Australia 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 consumers from foodborne illness.

Our work-based course provides organisations with the opportunity to provide groups of staff with Food Safety training via on-site workshops at a time convenient to the organisation and the participants. Our dedicated training facilitators will deliver training in the workplace in a full day training session.

Who is this course for?

This course is for those seeking to be a nominated Food Safety Supervisor (FSS) for a food service business that processes or sells 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)

Course plan

Learn and develop the skills and knowledge required to use personal hygiene practices to prevent contamination of food that might cause food-borne illnesses, including handling food safely during the storage, preparation, display, service and disposal of food, and identifying and controlling food hazards.

Units of competency addressed:

Learning outcomes

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 principles of HACCP to control of food hazards at each of the critical control points:

  • receiving
  • storing
  • preparing
  • processing
  • displaying
  • serving
  • packaging
  • transporting
  • disposing

National recognition

Upon successful completion of the training and assessment, you will receive a statement of attainment. This statement of attainment holds national recognition and is valued by industry and educational institutions, both in Australia and globally.

Frequently Asked Questions

This course is a work-based course. This means you will complete the development of knowledge and skills through on-the-job learning and complete assessments within your workplace. 

An Allara Learning training facilitator will deliver a full day workshop comprising 6 hours of training on-site. During the conduct of this training, participants will undertake a range of learning and assessment tasks. 

Through Allara Learning’s Student Portal you will be able to:

  • Access your learning materials and assessments
  • Undertake and complete assessments
  • Contact your trainers and assessors
  • Receive feedback on your assessment outcomes

The standard course fee for work-based delivery is $180 per person. A minimum spend of $1,800 equivalent to 10 people per workshop is required to secure a facilitator.

If your staff are in the State of NSW and need to be issued with the NSW Food Authorities Food Safety Supervisor certificate an additional $30 fee applies per certificate issued.

If you are unable to complete the course within the maximum enrolment period of 4 weeks, a re-enrolment fee of $90 will apply.

This course is delivered in the workplace in a full-day, 6 hour workshop. Participants will be required to complete additional workplace tasks and assessments.

The course must be completed within the maximum enrolment period of 4 weeks.

If you are unable to complete the course within this timeframe, a re-enrolment fee of $90 will apply.

To be able to undertake this course you will need to be currently employed in a food service business or be able to access 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.

This course is suitable for international students excluding those on a subclass 500 study visa. 

If you are a student on a subclass 500 study visa, you are able to study a range of short courses short courses which may be required for employment while living in Australia.

From January 1, 2023 International students studying in Australia with an Australian education or training provider will need to get a USI before being issued with their nationally accredited certificate/s.

Workplace-oriented projects are a fundamental assessment approach for this course. As such, having access to a commercial food preparation and service environment, either through paid employment or work-experience is essential to complete the course requirements. 

Learning resources
To access learning and assessment materials, you will need to have access to a computer or tablet with internet access.

Your computer will need to have an appropriate suite of office software such as Microsoft office, G Suite or equivalent installed.

Some assessment tasks and projects may require access to a printer and scanner.

Kitchen environment
You will also need access to a fully equipped commercial kitchen or food preparation and service environment that includes a wide range of both small and large commercial kitchen equipment, appropriate facilities for handwashing, and temperature monitoring devices.

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 SITSS00069 - Food Safety Supervision Skill Set certificate.

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.

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.