From 1 September 2015 to be certified as an FSS for a food premise in NSW and issued a valid certificate, a person must attain required units of competency from an approved RTO under the FSS program.

The units of competency must incorporate three key focus areas determined by the Food Authority and published on its website:
  1. safe egg handling
  2. allergen management
  3. cleaning and sanitising practices.
Combining online training and work based assessment this course this NSW Food Authority approved course is the fastest way to get your NSW Food Safety Supervisor 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 time limits for this course as specified 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 require a Food Safety Supervisor qualification.




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

What you will learn

SIRRFSA001 - Handle food safely in a retail environment
Upon the successful completion of the course, participants are accepted as qualified Food Safety Supervisors in the retail & hospitality sectors in all states - read below for ACT.
Training is delivered by
5 Star Retail Training Pty Ltd RTO #45332
To access the student handbook please click here
Delivery:  Online + workplace assessment
Duration:  29.5-40
 hours total duration made up of 5-15 hours online training and assessment plus work based task and demonstration of skills (24.5-25 -hours over a minimum of 3 work shifts) within the specified time limit for this course. 
You will learn: 
  • Personal hygiene
  • Cross contamination
  • Safe food handling
  • Allergen management
  • 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 24 hours over 3 work shifts) signed off by your supervisor - click here for details

Requirements

  • Students must be over 15 years old
  • Students must be employed in a suitable workplace that has access to specific equipment/ resources to support the assessment process.
  • 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 30-45 minute live video conference with your trainer/assessor from your workplace - click here for details
    • 24-hours of supervised work in an operational food preparation environment over a minimum of 3 work shifts. 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

  1. A statement of attainment for the nationally recognised unit of competency SIRRFSA001 - Handle food safely in a retail environment  (Food Safety Supervisor) 
  2. A NSW Food Authority Food Safety Supervisor certificate - a hard copy mailed to you within 5-10 days*.
*It is a requirement that the RTO provide your personal details to the NSW Food Authority in order to issue your NSW Food Safety Supervisor certificate.

Pathways Information

Achievement of this unit provides credit towards the following qualifications in the SIR - Retail Services Training Package:
  • SIR40316 – Certificate IV in Retail Management
  • SIR30216 – Certificate III in Retail
  • SIR20216 – Certificate II in Retail Services
And 1 qualification in the FBP – Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical Training Package:
  • FBP40418 – Certificate IV in Food Science and Technology. These qualifications provide an extensive opportunity for employment across many roles.

USI

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 www.usi.gov.au .

Roles and quality assurance

5 Star Online Training Pty Ltd RTO #45332 (also trading as 5 Star Retail Trading and 5 Star Hospitality Training) 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.  In order to issue your NSW Food Safety Supervisor certificate it is a requirement that the RTO provide your personal details to the NSW Food Authority

Valid state requirements

This qualification will be valid in the following states:
  • New South Wales
  • Victoria
  • Queensland
  • Northern Territory
  • Western Australia
  • South Australia
  • Australian Capital Territory - see NOTE
  • Tasmania

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.



For more specific details please click here: Food Safety Courses