Level 1 & 2 (Refresher)

Food Safety Supervisor Refresher | Hospitality & Retail

SITXSA005 & SITXFSA006 | Cost $140

  • Use Hygienic Practices for Food Safety & Participate in Safe Food Handling Practices

If you have already completed the Hospitality & Retail Food Safety Supervisor Certificate but you need a refresher or it has expired then this is the course to choose. This is a more condensed version of the full course designed to update your skills and knowledge ( we will need a copy of your previously completed Hospitality & Retail FSS certificate before we can issue your certificate).

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Hospitality & Retail FSS Refresher Course Outline

The Hospitality & Retail FSS Refresher course provides students with a recap and refresher of the knowledge and skills they need to work in a variety of settings in Hospitality & Retail roles where food safety is a concern. This course will teach you how to use hygienic practices for food safety, and how to participate in safe food handling practices.

Who is this Course For? 

This course is for staff who already hold a Hospitality & Retail FSS certificate that has expired or who are looking at refeshing it. The course is focused on roles in the Hospitality & Retail service sectors, including:

  • Kitchen Hands

  • Cooks

  • Chefs

  • Catering Staff

  • Food and Beverage Attendants

  • Sandwich Hands

  • Cooking Crew

  • Canteen Staff

Topics Covered


  • Introduction to food hygiene
  • Introduction to food poisoning, what causes it, and the dangers involved.
  • Food safety hazards and the positioning cycle
  • Controlling bacterial growth
  • Handling food safely
  • Important aspects of personal hygiene include the correct clothing, behaviour, illness, and hand-washing techniques.
  • Cleaning and sanitising workstations and food preparation zones
  • Pest control near food and food storage
  • Basic reporting requirements for cleaning and maintenance tasks.


  • Food safety hazards are monitored and controlled as required by the food safety program
  • Food safety information is recorded to meet requirements of the food safety program
  • Processes or conditions which could result in a breach of food safety procedures are identified and
  • Corrective action is taken in accordance with the food safety program
  • Use food safety program information to find advice on food safety responsibilities relating to own work
  • Report practices or processes in own work that could result in unsafe food
  • Follow procedures to identify, separate and report product which is or may be non-conforming and/or
    implement other necessary corrective action within level of responsibility
  • Participate in investigating and reporting on unsafe food as identified by internal monitoring and/or
    customer complaints

Course Summary 

Course Level: Level 1 & 2 (Refresher)

Course Code: SITXSA005 & SITXFSA006

Delivery: 100% online via flexible learning

Duration: Generally around 4 hours (but you can take up to 6 months)

Starting: Immediately access your course on enrolment

Completion: Download your certificate immediately after completion of the training.

Assessment Methods: A series of online questions to assess your knowledge, AND
a workplace practical skills assignment.


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Course Details

The Hospitality & Retail FSS Refresher course (Food Safety Supervisor)  (course codes SITXFSA005 & SITXFSA006) has been designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills that are required to supervise in the preparation and handling of food in hospitality & retail roles.

CFT’s online Hospitality & Retail FSS Refresher course is essential for anyone who needs to upgrade their industry knowledge and skills or as required by the food safety program or food safety auditor. This course will allow you to study a condensed version of the full course and update your skills and renew your certificate.

Having a Food Safety Supervisor is a legal requirement for all food businesses in certain states and territories of Australia (New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Australian Capital Territory). This is to ensure the quality and consistency of food safety practices at food businesses and to minimise the risk of foodborne illnesses.

The Hospitality & Retail FSS Refresher course is delivered via e-learning (online), which provides learners with the flexibility to study at their own pace in their own time. Once you have completed the Food Safety Supervisor course and achieved a passing grade (and provided us with a copy of your prior Hospitality & Retail FSS certificate), you will be able to download, save and print a PDF copy of your certificate.

Why Study a Food Safety Supervisor Refresher Course With CFT?

When you study the Food Safety Supervisor Refresher Course online with CFTLearn, you’ll be able to learn, understand, and grow your skills at your own pace. Because our online food safety supervisor course can be taken from anywhere in the world, you can choose when and how you study.

  • Take the course online at your own pace
  • Basic computer skills will be required to complete the course
  • More applicants take around 4-hours to complete this training
  • There is no time limit on the course
  • Download your certificate immediately after completion of the training
  • Online or Email support is available 7 days a week between 7 am – 10 pm. Phone support is available during business hours

Frequently Asked Questions

Hospitality & Retail FSS Refresher have numerous responsibilities when performing their role and upholding food safety standards within the business. Some of the most significant responsibilities include:

  • Keeping the business compliant with relevant food safety legislation and codes
  • Train staff effectively in acceptable food safety practices
  • Ensuring staff remain up to date on the food safety program in place in the business
  • Manage records of the program
  • Handling issues of non-compliance if they arise
  • Perform routine checks of the business for any breaches
  • Act as point of contact for all food handlers involved within the business
  • Identify potential food safety hazards and placing controls to prevent them

You may want to upgrade your knowledge and skills and skills in the role of Food Safety Supervisor or you may be required to by the food safety program or food safety auditor.

Yes, an upfront payment is required before starting the Food Safety Supervisor Refresher course online. CFT accepts payment by Visa, Mastercard or American Express.

No, you do not. All CFT courses are completely online which allows them to be completed at your leisure. If you have other commitments, you can break up your training over several sessions until you have completed the required modules. One of the advantages of online courses is that they can be done anytime and anywhere.

The time taken to complete the refresher will vary from person to person. As a general guide, the Hospitality & Retail FSS Refresher course is predicted to take between 2- 4 hours to complete and gain recertification.

It is important to remember that you do not need to complete the entire refresher in one sitting. Breaking up your session can be helpful to properly remember the knowledge you learned in the previous sections of the food safety course.

The course is comprised of case studies, online lessons, and multiple-choice questions. If you are based in Victoria, you may choose to conduct this course in one of our face-to-face classes.

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