Level 1 & 2

NSW Only- Food Safety Supervisor (FSS) | NSW Food Safety

SITXFSA005 & SITXFSA006 | Cost $195

(including NSW Food Safety Certificate)

CFT’s NSW Food Safety Supervisor course is perfect if you are looking to work in restaurants, hotels, cafes, bistros, or any other similar environment. With the knowledge and skills gained from this course, you will be able to confidently supervise others in the food handling process and help create a safe and healthy environment for everyone involved. This course also includes a Certificate from NSW Food Authority.

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Course Outline

This course will teach you how to use hygienic practices for food safety, and how to participate in safe food handling practices. As a Food Safety Supervisor in NSW, you will be responsible for ensuring that the food you prepare is safe to eat. You will learn about the different types of food contaminants, how to prevent them from spreading, and what to do if there is a food safety incident, When you complete this course, you will receive certification from the NSW Food Authority which is a legal requirement for food safety supervisors working in NSW. Every licensed food business must have a food safety supervisor to add a level of on-site protection for food health and safety.

Who is this Course For? 

This course is for staff working in NSW and involved in the preparation and handling of food. This involves situations such as:

  • Restaurants

  • Hotels

  • Cafes

  • Motels

  • Bistros

  • Fast Food Outlets

  • Catering Operations

  • Retail Food Outlets

Topics Covered

This NSW Food Authority-approved FSS course includes the Key Focus Areas required to be issued for FSS certification in NSW.  Those are:
  • NSW Food Act Offences
  • Food Allergens
  • Safe Egg Handling
  • Cleaning and Sanitising.

The topics covered in this course are:

  • 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.
  • NSW Food Act and Offences

Course Summary 

Course Level: Level 1 & 2

Course Code: SITXFSA005 & SITXFSA006

Delivery: 100% online via flexible learning

Duration: Generally around 6 hours (but you can take up to 12 months)

Starting: Immediately access your course on enrolment

Completion: Downloadable certificate available on assessment completion.
CFT will post your original NSW FOOD Authority certificate to you.

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


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Course Details

The NSW Food Safety Supervisor course is a legal requirement for food safety supervisors working in NSW. Every licensed food business must have a food safety supervisor to add a level of on-site protection for food health and safety.
The course covers essential food safety knowledge, including food handling and storage, cleaning and sanitation, pest control, and foodborne illness.

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive certification from the NSW Food Authority. This certification will allow participants to work as a food safety supervisor in any licensed NSW food business. With the certification, participants will be able to provide on-site protection for food health and safety and ensure that all NSW food businesses meet the necessary requirements.

The NSW Food Safety Supervisor Certificate 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, you will be able to download, save and print a PDF copy of your certificate. Your NSW FSS will be posted out within 7 days of your course completion.

Why Study a NSW Only- Food Safety Supervisor (FSS) Course With CFT?

Technology has changed the way that our students study, learn, and grow. Studying for the NSW Food Safety Supervisor Course online allows you the freedom to choose when and where you study, and even to print off your own national FSS certificate. The NSW FSS certificate will be posted to students.

  • Flexible learning means that you can stop and start your training at any time.
  • The total course time will vary depending on your basic computer skills and food safety knowledge.
  • Generally, most students will take around 4 hours to complete this training.
  • A downloadable certificate will be available available on assessment completion. CFT will post your original NSW FOOD Authority certificate to you.
  • Online or Email support is available 7 days a week between 7 am – 10 pm. Phone support is available during business hours.
    *Note that CFT is required to provide personal information to the NSW Food Authority to issue their Food Safety Supervisor Certificate.

An eligible Food Business (retail or food service) must have an FSS appointed for each premise.

If the appointed FSS resigns or changes location, the business must appoint a new FSS within 30 days.

If your NSW FSS is expiring and you need to do refresher training , we can help!

Frequently Asked Questions

Our online courses are available online 24/7, 365 days a year which means that you can study from anywhere, at any time, and at your own pace. Some of our students may choose to complete the entire course in a single sitting, while others take a bit longer to complete them.

If you need to break up your sessions or feel that you learn more effectively over a number of days – then you are free to take your time with the course. The end goal is to complete the certification, the amount of time that it takes is not important.

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

All staff that supervise food preparation and handling at Restaurants, Hotels, Cafes, Aged Care Facilities, Motels, Bistros, Fast Food Outlets, Catering Operations, and Retail Food Outlets in NSW are required to complete the SITXFSA005 (Use Hygienic Practices for Food Safety) and SITXFSA006 (Participate in Safe Food Handling Practices).

Anyone can be a Food Safety Supervisor. There may be more than one Food Safety Supervisor for each food business.
It is recommended that Food Safety Supervisors complete training and obtain a statement of attainment issued by a registered training organisation (RTO) like CFT for the relevant food sector where they work.

Students in the NSW Food Safety Supervisor Course (course codes SITXFSA005 & SITXFSA006) will be assessed in two components:

1. A set of online multiple-choice questions at the end of each section to test your knowledge, AND
2. A simple skills observation report carried out in the workplace.

There are some things we can’t see you doing through your computer – such as washing your hands. That’s why we need you to ask somebody that you work with, or someone who works in the food industry, to complete a skills observation report

Before you begin studying or training with CFT, you can check out our courses, fees, and CFT Policies and Procedures.
This information is available in our Student Information Handbook and the CFT Policy page of this website. If you’re looking to complete this course and you’re based elsewhere like QLD or Victoria, we also offer this course nationally.

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