This is a Government approved course for those wanting to become qualified as a Food Safety Supervisor in the hospitality sector. Combining online and work based assessment this course is the fastest way to get your Food Safety Supervision certificate.  After completing your Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment, purchase your training in just 2 minutes and complete the course at your own pace within the specified time limits provided on the course purchase page. Workplace assessment is required. Qualified trainers are available to assist you via phone or email.  Food Safety Supervisor training is mandatory in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory.  Progressive employers in other states and territories may also require a Food Safety Supervisor qualification.

For the retail version of this course click here
For the NSW version of this course click here
For basic food hygiene for food handlers click here

What you will learn

SITSS00051 - Food Safety Supervision (Release 1) Hospitality Sector
A set of skills to equip individuals in the hospitality sector in hygienic practices and handling food safely during the storage, preparation, display, service, and disposal of food.

This skill set is made up of the following units:
  • SITXFSA001 - Use hygienic practices for food safety
  • SITXFSA002 - Participate in safe food handling practices
Upon the successful completion of the course, participants are accepted as qualified Food Safety Supervisors in the hospitality sector in all states and territories except NSW.
Training is delivered by
5 Star Hospitality Training Pty Ltd RTO #45332
To access the student handbook please click here
Delivery:  Online + work based assessment tasks.
Duration: Total duration 13.5-24 hrs made up of (5-15) hours online training and assessment plus work based task and demonstration of skills (8.5-9-hours) within the specified time limits for this course.
You will learn: 
  • Personal hygiene
  • Cross contamination
  • Food storage & temperature control
  • Cleaning, sanitation & pest control
  • Food Safety Plan, basic monitoring and record keeping
  • Role and responsibilities of a Food Safety Supervisor

How you will be assessed

The online course is delivered in 9 short sections with an assessment quiz after each section.
Section 1: Introduction to food safety
Section 2: Understanding contamination
Section 3: You and your workplace
Section 4: SimHotel - Practice your skills - interactive simulation
Section 5: Typical workplace tasks
Section 6: Supervisors and food safety programs
Section 7: SimHotel - Receipt of goods - interactive simulation
Section 8: SimHotel - Food preparation
 - interactive simulation
Section 9: SimHotel - Hold, sell, display - interactive simulation
Video demonstration of skills - click here for details
Supervised work (min of 8 hours) in a suitable food preparation environment - click here for details. 


  • Students must successfully complete a LLN test to confirm the ability to effectively undertake the course
  • This program has been designed to be delivered through on-line delivery. Students must have the ability to access to a computer, a video recording device (smart phone) and the internet to complete this course.
  • To complete this course you will be required to complete:
    • 5-15 hours of online learning and assessment.
    • Video assessment. This can be completed by uploading videos of the required tasks being completed while in the workplace or via a 30-60 minute live video conference with your trainer/assessor from your workplace - click here for details
    • 8-hours of supervised work in an operational food preparation environment. The workplace supervisor must complete an observation report detailing the student's practical skills and sign a declaration that the student has completed the required tasks and that the workplace has the equipment and resources required for assessment - click here for details

Learning Outcome

A statement of attainment for the nationally recognised units of competency
  • SITXFSA001 - Use hygienic practices for food safety
  • SITXFSA002 - Participate in safe food handling practices

Pathways Information

Achievement of this unit provides credit towards qualifications in tourism, travel, hospitality, events, holiday parks and resorts in the SIT Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package.


Unique Student Identifier From 1 January 2015 if you are undertaking nationally recognised training delivered by a registered training organisation you will need to have a reference number called a Unique Student Identifier (USI). More information is available at .

Roles and quality assurance

5 Star Online Training RTO #45332 (also trading as 5 Star Hospitality Training and 5 Star Retail Trading) is responsible for delivering the training and assessment that you will receive.   Based on you achieving these requirements 5 Star Online Training is responsible for issuing you with a valid statement of attainment.

Valid state requirements

This qualification will be valid in the following states:
  • Victoria
  • Queensland
  • Northern Territory
  • Western Australia
  • South Australia
  • Australian Capital Territory - see NOTE
  • Tasmania
For the NSW Food Safety Supervisor course click here.

NOTE:  ACT food safety supervisors must complete competency based training in each of the prescribed units relevant to their industry sector. Currently supermarkets, fast food outlets, cafes, restaurants hotels, delis must complete the hospitality units. Convenience stores, grocers and petrol stations are able to complete the retail course. We will update these details if the situation changes. Please check the suitability of the course for your sector before ordering.

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