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Short Courses

Food Safety Supervisor Course (FSS) – Hospitality

SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety

SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices.

Everyone who works in a food business is responsible for the delivery of safe food to the customer.

When referring to food safety in Australian food businesses, the ownership is placed solely on the business itself. It must ensure that all food handled and prepared in the business is safe to eat. In order to help the food business fulfil this obligation, most are required to employ a trained Food Safety Supervisor. This type of regulation is in place so that staff have the relevant skills and knowledge to safely handle food in their roles. This course is designed for supervisors to understand the requirements around handling food safely and knowing how to supervise other staff to do the same.

This course can be completed face to face in our branch over two full days, or self-paced in your own time (however does require an observation so you will need to attend a branch to complete).

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Who should complete FSS training?

FSS training may apply to;

  • cafe and restaurant owners
  • wait staff
  • chefs
  • kitchen hands

Delivery

This course is delivered in a classroom environment with theoretical and practical components, or self-paced.

Duration

This course is generally delivered face to face over 2 full days or self-paced a home with a mandatory observation (to take place in our branch on a pre-arranged arranged date).

Price

Speak to your local Novaskill branch pricing for this course. Discounts may apply for multiple student enrolments.

Units of Competency

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

Work Placement

This qualification does not require work placement however you need to be working in the food industry to be able to complete the assessment requirements. Ask for more details.

Pre-requisites

There are no pre-requisites for this course.

Student Support

Friendly support, advice and assistance is provided by our teaching staff and Student Services Division to all students.

Pathways

Many students that complete their FSS Certificate also choose to complete an RSA and RCG. For those working in hospitality, completing SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality is also extremely advantageous.

Awarded by

HGT Australia Ltd. trading as Novaskill RTO Code: 6996.

General information about this course

SITXFSA001 Use Hygenic practices for food safety

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to use personal hygiene practices to prevent contamination of food that might cause food-borne illnesses. It requires the ability to follow predetermined organisational procedures and to identify and control food hazards.

The unit applies to all organisations with permanent or temporary kitchen premises or smaller food preparation or bar areas. This includes restaurants, cafes, clubs, hotels, and bars; tour operators; attractions; function, event, exhibition and conference catering; educational institutions; aged care facilities; correctional centres; hospitals; defence forces; cafeterias, kiosks, canteens and fast food outlets; residential catering; in-flight and other transport catering.

It applies to food handlers who directly handle food or food contact surfaces such as cutlery, plates and bowls during the course of their daily work activities. This includes cooks, chefs, caterers, kitchen stewards, kitchen hands, bar, and food and beverage attendants, and sometimes room attendants and front office staff. Food handlers must comply with the requirements contained within the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code. In some States and Territories businesses are required to designate a food safety supervisor who is required to be certified as competent in this unit through a registered training organisation.

SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to handle food safely during the storage, preparation, display, service and disposal of food. It requires the ability to follow predetermined procedures as outlined in a food safety program.

The unit applies to all organisations with permanent or temporary kitchen premises or smaller food preparation areas. This includes restaurants, cafes, clubs, and hotels; tour operators; attractions; function, event, exhibition and conference catering; educational institutions; aged care facilities; correctional centres; hospitals; defence forces; cafeterias, kiosks, canteens and fast food outlets; residential catering; in-flight and other transport catering.

Safe food handling practices are based on an organisation’s individual food safety program. The program would normally be based on the hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) method, but this unit can apply to other food safety systems.

It applies to food handlers who directly handle food during the course of their daily work activities. This includes cooks, chefs, caterers, kitchen hands and food and beverage attendants.

Food handlers must comply with the requirements contained within the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.

In some States and Territories businesses are required to designate a food safety supervisor who is required to be certified as competent in this unit through a registered training organisation.

Food safety legislative and knowledge requirements may differ across borders. Those developing training to support this unit must consult the relevant state or territory food safety authority to determine any accreditation arrangementsfor courses, trainers and assessors.

When you’ve successfully completed your training, you’ll receive a Statement of Attainment issued by Novaskill and a Food Safety Supervisor Certificate recognised by the NSW Food Authority (for NSW residents only).

Find out everything you need to know about being a student at Novaskill and other important documents here.