SITSS00051 – Food Safety Supervision (NSW)

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.
  • This NSW Food Authority approved online course is the fastest way to get your NSW Food Safety Supervisor certificate
  • Valid in all states
  • Start in 2 minutes and come and go as you please
  • You will need to complete a work based assessment task – click here for details
  • Duration:  4-8 hours including online assessment plus work based task (minimum of 1 shift).
  • Qualified trainers are available during business hours
  • Food Safety Supervisor training is mandatory in Qld, NSW, Vic and the ACT and a general requirement in other states
  • Please read our student guide (PDF, 745 KB) or more about your rights
  • 5 Star Hospitality Training (RTO #45332) is an official training provider 

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Course Description

A set of skills to equip individuals in hygienic practices and handling food safely during the storage, preparation, display, service, and disposal of food.

Skill Set Requirements

This skill set is made up of the following units:

  • SITXFSA001 – Use hygienic practices for food safety
  • SITXFSA002 – Participate in safe food handling practices
  • Plus the 3 focus areas identified by the NSW Food Authority
    • Safe egg handling
    • Allergen management
    • Cleaning and sanitation.

Target Group

This skill set is for food handling personnel or food safety supervisors working in tourism, hospitality and catering organisations with permanent or temporary kitchen premises, and smaller food preparation or bar areas.

Requirements

  • Australian residential and postal address
  • Broadband Internet
  • Latest version of a Compatible browser: Chrome (works best) / Safari / Internet Explorer 9+
  • Speakers or headphones
  • Desktop / Laptop / Ipad / Android / Mobile devices
  • Students must successfully complete a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment prior to starting the course
  • To complete this course you will be required to complete a workplace assessment task to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge in a suitable industry environment.  As part of the course, the workplace supervisor of the student must complete an observation report of the student’s practical skills and sign a declaration that indicates the student is their employee and the workplace has the equipment/ resources required for assessment.  Click here to view the workplace assessment task.

What you will learn

  • Personal hygiene
  • Cross-contamination
  • Safe egg 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

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

Starting from the 1st of January 2015, the federal government added a requirement that everyone undertaking nationally recognised training in Australia must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

During our course enrolment process you will be asked to provide your USI – or if you don’t already have one, we help you through the process of applying for your USI online. It is essential that the details you provide when applying for your USI match with the details and primary ID that you provide to us when you enrol. This is because these details must match for your statement of attainment to be validated by the Government system, otherwise, this may cause issues with the validity of your qualification.

In rare circumstances, you may need to speak directly with the government staff to provide further details. We will notify you if this is the case.

For more information see www.usi.gov.au

Learning Skills Required

To ensure you receive an adequate level of support with your training and assessment, please consider the following questions.
Do you consider yourself to have any disability, special needs, reading or writing difficulties that may have an impact on your ability to complete this online course?
Do you believe you have the literacy skills to read and interpret documents such as:

  • In-house policies and procedures?
  • Other plain English regulatory and advisory information issued by authorities such as signs and leaflets,
  • Record keeping requirements and mathematical equations?

If you are not confident that you will understand any of the components of this online training, refer to our knowledge base or contact us and we will make arrangements to assist you in your training or offer you face to face training if available in your area.

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
In addition, participants will be required to complete a work based task for Assessment.

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
  • NSW Food Authority Food Safety Supervisor certificate – a PDF version will be emailed to you within 2 business days and 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.

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.

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.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Certification requirements apply at a state and territory level to individuals involved in food handling or supervision. Certification in some States relies on the achievement of:

  • SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety and
  • SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices.

$120.00 inc GST