The Food Act 2003 (NSW) requires certain food businesses in the NSW hospitality and retail food service sector to have at least one trained Food Safety Supervisor (FSS) designated to implement safe food handling on the premises.

The Food Safety Supervisor requirement applies to businesses serving food that is ready-to-eat and potentially hazardous including: attractions, aged care facilities, bakeries, cafes, caterers, clubs, educational catering, events and conference venues, hospitals, hotels, kiosks, mobile food vendors, restaurants, retail food outlets, residential catering, takeaway shops, temporary premises (e.g. food market stalls), supermarkets, in-flight and other transport catering.

From 8 December 2024 the FSS requirement will also apply to:

  • school canteens
  • children’s services that provide meals, including out of school hours care
  • supermarkets
  • delicatessens
  • greengrocers
  • coffee vendors that sell unpackaged, potentially hazardous, ready-to-eat food
  • boarding schools
  • correctional centres.



Course Details

Our Food Safety Supervisor Course results in a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment bearing the units of competency:

SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety – Online pre-requisite unit; Must be completed prior to attending the course.

SITXFSA006 Participate in safe food handling practices.

Training Mode: Face to face with online component

Course Cost: $200

ACE Program Fee: Subsidised training – find out if you are eligible for FEE FREE Training 

*This training is subsidised by the NSW Government subject to funding availability.

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Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for funding under the ACE Program you must be:

  • an Australian Citizen, New Zealand Citizen, permanent resident or humanitarian visa holder, and
  • aged 15 years or older
  • not at school*, and
  • living or working in NSW
  • have a USI or be willing to obtain

* special conditions apply to ACE program for young people still at school. Please contact the College for further information.

ACE Program

The ACE Program is designed to target Disadvantaged Students across NSW, and students in Regional and Remote Communities in NSW that experience significant barriers to training and employment. Where there are barriers to accessing Smart and Skilled Entitlement training, ACE funding can be used to provide intensive support to assist eligible students to overcome these barriers. The ACE Program is a pathway program to help students access further training under Smart and Skilled, get a job or advance their careers.

* Subject to funding availability.


Upcoming Courses

Name Date Time Location Available Spaces Cost
Food Safety Supervisor 11 April 2024 09:00 am - 04:30 pm ALSTONVILLE CAMPUS 19 $200.00

Register your interest

If you are interested in this course and would like to register your interest, please contact us 

This course is Nationally Recognised Training

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