Food Safety Supervisor Training Courses

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Food Safety Supervisor Training courses written and developed by Food Safety Auditors. Achieve your Food Safety Supervisor Certificate in as little as one day. Enrol now!

Hospitality

$185

FOOD SAFETY SUPERVISOR TRAINING
LEVEL 1 & 2 - COMBINED

Units of Competency

  • SITXFSA005 – Use hygienic practices for food safety
  • SITXFSA006 – Participate in safe food handling practices
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    Health & Community

    $185

    FOOD SAFETY SUPERVISOR Training
    LEVEL 1 & 2 - COMBINED

    Units of Competency

  • HLTFSE001 – Follow basic food safety practices
  • HLTFSE005 – Apply and monitor food safety requirements
  • HLTFSE007 – Oversee the day-today implementation of food safety in the workplace
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    Retail

    $185

    FOOD SAFETY SUPERVISOR TRAINING
    LEVEL 1 & 2 - COMBINED

    Units of Competency

  • SIRRFSA001 – Handle food safely in as retail environment
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    All Category 1 & 2 Food Businesses across Australia Must Now Comply with FSC 3.2.2A
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  • Changes affects all states and territories, including South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania, Northern Territory
  • All category 1 and category 2 businesses must have a trained food safety supervisor on staff
  • All food safety supervisors must undergo training through an RTO under their industry category
  • Food Safety Supervisor training must be completed every 5 years
  • New legislation and requirements apply to all states, not just Victoria, New South Wales, ACT and Queensland.
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    Pavittar S. M.Sc Biotechnology, M.Sc Food Science and Technology

    Having completed the FSS Hospitality course as a Master’s student in Food Science and Technology. I was pretty surprised by the depth and relevance of its content. Despite my academic background, many aspects of the course were entirely new to me, underscoring its comprehensive nature. From the details of risk assessment to the practical intricacies of hand washing techniques, each lesson provided valuable insights. The incorporation of real-life scenarios and examples further enhanced the applicability of the course material. Furthermore, QMS Audits demonstrates the training commitment to meeting specific requirements, further adding to its credibility and relevance in the industry.

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    Desi K. B.Sci Food Science Honor Student

    I had the opportunity to complete the FFS - Hospitality course, which I found was both insightful and enjoyable. I was able to extend my knowledge on food safety, and its applications in the industry/workplace. The lessons were well structured and broken up into sections that were short and digestible. The lessons also included interactive content which aided in understanding and were enjoyable. The quizzes for each section helped solidify important food safety concepts that are significant in the workplace. The course also introduced the Food Standards Code and the responsibility of applying this in the food industry to ensure food safety. Overall, I enjoyed the course, and I believe it better prepared me to engage in Food Safety Practices within the workplace.

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    Food Safety Supervisor Courses
    $185
    Features:
    • Completely online course
    • Statement of Attainment issued quickly
    • High quality training materials
    • Training tailored to your sector
    18 Easy to Learn Modules - Purposely Designed to be Straight Forward and User-Friendly

    This course is split into lessons that can be accessed at any time once logged into your account.

    Lesson 1: Risk Based Approach

    Lesson 2: Biological Hazards

    Lesson 3: Bacteria and Potentially Hazardous foods

    Lesson 4: Allergens

    Lesson 5: Chemicals, Physical and Quality Hazards

    Lesson 6: Food Regulations

    Lesson 7: Hygiene of Food Handlers

    Lesson 8: What Food Handlers Must Do

    Lesson 9: Personal Hygiene Task

    Lesson 10: Handwashing

    Lesson 11: People

    Lesson 12: Food Safety Program

    Lesson 13: Process Steps

    Lesson 14: Food Processing

    Lesson 15: Food Packaging

    Lesson 16: Cleanliness

    Lesson 17: Premises and Equipment

    Lesson 18: Non-compliance

    An extra 2 lessons, if you require a NSW certificate.

     

    Students can take their time completing these lessons, save their progress and come back to the course at any time.

    Participants will only be issued their food safety supervisor certificate upon successful completion of the course.

    Hospitality - Restaurants, Cafes, Venues, Catering and Food Service Kitchens

    Hospitality businesses that prepare and serve food intended to be consumed on site are now required to have a Food Safety Supervisor on site. This includes restaurants, cafes, clubs, hotels, bars, and more. QMS Audits’ Hospitality Food Safety Supervisor training course covers the following units of competency:

    • SITXFSA005 – Use hygienic practices for food safety

    • SITXFSA006 – Participate in safe food handling practices

    These units will be printed on your Statement of Attainment upon completion of the course.

    Retail - Supermarkets, Sandwich Bars, Grocers, Delis

    Retail businesses that sell food require a Food Safety Supervisor to ensure employees involved in preparing, displaying and selling food within a retail environment are following food safety laws. Our Retail Food Safety Supervisor training course covers the following units of competency

    • SIRRFSA001 – Handle food safely in a retail environment

    which will be printed on your statement of attainment upon completion of the course.

    Health & Community - Childcare, Aged care, Hospitals, Day Surgeries and Hospices

    Businesses that serve food to vulnerable people would be classed as a food business that is in the health and community sector require a Food Safety Supervisor.

    This training course covers the following units of competency:

    • HLTFSE001 – Follow basic food safety practices

    • HLTFSE005 – Apply and monitor food safety requirements

    • HLTFSE007 – Oversee the day-to-day implementation of food safety in the workplace

    This unit will be printed on your Statement of Attainment upon completion of the course.

    Food Processing - Manufacturing sites where food processing takes place and very minimal contact takes place with the consumers

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    Businesses that manufacture and process food with minimal contact with the consumer.

    This training course covers the following units of competency:

    • FBPFSY1002 – Follow work procedures to maintain food safety
    • FBPFSY2002 – Apply food safety procedures

    This unit will be printed on your Statement of Attainment upon completion of the course.

    Assessments - Multiple Choice, Activities & Supervisor Sign off

    All assessments for our Food Safety Supervisor courses are completed online. Throughout the course, students will be required to:

    • Complete a series of small multiple-choice quizzes throughout your learning
    • Complete a longer multiple-choice quiz at the end of each lesson, scoring 100% within 3 attempts
    • Fill out a Do’s and Don’ts of personal hygiene activity
    • You will be required to submit a Food Safety Supervisor observer checklist to comply with government requirements.

    For this you will need to nominate a supervisor from your workplace or anyone in the food industry who is able to directly observe you carrying out Food Safety Supervisor duties in person in a food business.

    No Prerequisites for our FSS Training

    Yippee!! There are no training prerequisites for any of our food safety supervisor training courses.

    But, please come ready to learn, as we have lots to teach you.

    As food safety auditors, we loooove food safety, so we are always hoping your appreciation grows through this course.

    Technical requirements

    This course is fully online and self-paced. Students must have access to a device such as a laptop, computer, tablet or phone with an internet connection in order to complete the course. Students will also need:

    • A modern web browser such as Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Safari.
    • An email address
    Statement of Attainment - Food Safety Supervisor Certificate

    Once all assessments are successfully completed, students receive a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment (Food Safety Supervisor Certificate) for the appropriate units of competency relating to the sector in which you or your business operates.

    Students who select the NSW approved course will also receive a NSW Food Authority approved certificate that will allow you to practice as a Food Safety Supervisor in NSW.

    Our units of competency are as follows.

    Hospitality:

    • SITXFSA005 – Use hygienic practices for food safety
    • SITXFSA006 – Participate in safe food handling practices

    Retail:

    • SIRRFSA001 – Handle food safely in a retail environment

    Health:

    • HLTFSE001 – Follow basic food safety practices
    • HLTFSE005 – Apply and monitor food safety requirements
    • HLTFSE007 – Oversee the day-to-day implementation of food safety in the workplace
    Who is QMS Audits?

    QMS Audits is one of the largest food safety training companies in Australia. We love food safety. Having written up food safety programs for more than 800 clients in the last 10 years, we know what auditors are looking for.

    We train more than 1000 students in HACCP and other food safety courses. We have an Auditor Academy where we train up even more students, including Environmental Health Officers and auditors from government regulators.

    Ten years ago, we started from a spare bedroom, now we have 11 amazing staff whom we love, as well as rely on the efforts of 15 contract auditors and 2 contract trainers.

    Does QMS Audits train up EHOs and Government Regulators?

    Yes, it is true!

    We train up lots of Food Safety Auditors through our Auditor Academy. Many of our Auditor Academy students are Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) working for local councils around Australia. Some work for the Certification Bodies, such as Aus-Meat and others work for some of the government regulators.

    Its the same learnings, same Food Standards Code and same food safety principles (sometimes its even the same slide presentation…shhhhh…but lets not tell them!) So you can rest assured, we have a deep understanding of the food standards code, compliance requirements and what good food safety looks like. Did we mention, we really, really like Food Safety?

    Why Choose QMS Audits?

    Meets FSC 3.2.2A

    Our course is designed specifically to meet the new standard 3.2.2A that applies across all states.

    Self paced, online

    Start today! Take learning into your own hands with our self-paced, completely online training course

    Receive Certificate Quickly

    Upon completion of the course requirements, we will  issue your Food Safety Supervisor Certificate within hours.

    NSW Approved

    Our Hospitality & Retail courses are compliant with NSW specific Food Safety Supervisor requirements, approved by the NSW Food Authority.

    Additional Support

    You don’t need to worry about getting stuck or needing help. We offer support from experts in the food safety industry in real time.

    Simple, Realistic, Effective

    Completing our course is a hassle-free experience with short assessments at the end of each lesson and an online supervisor checklist.

    Food Safety Laws by State

    All of QMS Audits’ Food Safety Supervisor training courses meet the new requirements introduced in Food Standards Code 3.2.2A and are FSANZ complaint across all states. NSW students can opt in to receive an additional NSW approved certificate upon completion to comply in NSW.

    New South Wales

    • The new FSC Standard 3.2.2A  takes effect in NSW from 8 December, 2023.

    • In NSW, retail businesses such as supermarkets and canteens will be required to have a Food Safety Supervisor for the first time. The FSS training certificate will be required to be updated every 5 years.

    • All retail, hospitality and food service businesses need to appoint at least one Food Safety Supervisor (FSS) per premise if the food they prepare and serve is ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (needs temperature control), and not sold and served in the supplier’s original package.

    • In NSW, only FSS supervisor training undergone through RTOs Approved by the NSW Food Authority are recognised. The training must include the extra NSW module. Students upon completion will receive a NSW Food Authority Certificate. Please call us on 1300 404 505 if you need further clarification.

    • Businesses licensed with the Food Authority do not need Food Safety Supervisor. Examples of these types of businesses include Eggs, Dairy, Meat, Seafood, Shellfish, Plant products, hospitals and aged care facilities. These businesses are encouraged to undergo our 2 day HACCP Principles and Applications training.

    • NSW has specific requirements for FSS including training in food act offences, safe egg handling, allergen management and cleaning and sanitising practices. QMS Audits is a Registered Training Organisation approved to cover these topics by the the Food Authority.
    • Only the Hospitality and Retail FSS courses are recognised by the NSW Food Authority. Please be aware each state has different requirements.

    • In NSW, food safety requirements are governed by the Food Act 2003 (NSW) and the Food Regulation (2015).

    • The NSW Food Authority is an agency that is part of the Department of Primary Industries. The NSW Food Authority works with NSW Health and local councils to monitor food safety compliance.

    Victoria

    • The sale and production of food in Victoria is controlled by the Food Act 1984.
    • Victoria has a classification system for food businesses, ranging from Class 1 (highest risk) to Class 4 (lowest risk). Under the new changes outlined in standard 3.2.2A, all Class 1, most Class 2 and Class 3A businesses are required by law to have a trained Food Safety Supervisor (FSS) on site.

    • Food Safety Supervisors don’t have to be on the premises at all times but must be able to know food is being handled safely when they are not on the premises.

    • Every Food Safety Supervisor must complete the relevant training for their food sector – Hospitality, Retail, Health, Community or Food Processing.

    • After 8 December, 2023 Food Safety Supervisors in Victoria will need to be recertified every 5 years. If they were certified before that date, then they are exempt for 5 years from the certification date.

    Queensland
    • Food safety requirements in Queensland are governed by the Food Act 2006.
    • Queensland Health and local government jointly oversee food safety.
    • Food Safety Supervisors in Queensland may include the licensee, proprietor, or an employee, and multiple supervisors are recommended. They also must be reasonably available.
    • In Queensland, it has always been a requirement that licensed food businesses employ a Food Safety Supervisor. The recent changes in FSS requirements outlined in standard 3.2.2A mean that any appointed Food Safety supervisor must achieve a statement of attainment for the units of competency relevant to their business sector. This must be issued by an RTO and renewed every 5 years.
    Australian Capital Territory
    • In the Australian Capital Territory, food safety requirements are set by the Food Act 2001 and Food Regulation 2002.
    • The ACT Health Protection Service regulates food safety and conducts food business inspections.
    • Each food business must have a Food Safety Supervisor (FSS).
    • New food businesses applying for registration for the first time must appoint a FSS by lodging a copy of the completion certificate and proof of completing all training modules.
    South Australia
    • South Australia’s food safety is governed by the Food Safety Act 2001, enforced by SA Health.
    • Food Safety Supervisors (FSS) in SA must have completed a relevant hospitality, retail or health FSS course within the last five years.
    • Under the new changes outlined in standard 3.2.2A, all category 1 and 2 food businesses will be required to have an RTO qualified Food Safety Supervisor on site as of 8 December, 2023.
    • Category 1 businesses make unpackaged potentially hazardous food into potentially hazardous read-to-eat food for customers. Category 2 businesses don’t make but minimally handle and sell ready-to-eat food that has arrived unpackaged or is unpackaged by the business.
    Northern Territory
    • NT’s food safety is governed by the Food Act 2004, enforced by the NT Department of Health.
    • NT uses a classification system based on factors like food type and customer use.
    • Food Safety Supervisors in NT oversee daily food safety practices and the training of Food Handlers.
    • As defined by the Standard, category 1 and 2 food businesses will be required to have an RTO qualified Food Safety Supervisor on site as of December 8 2023.
    Western Australia

    • Food safety in WA is governed by the Food Act 2008, enforced by WA Health.<br>
    • WA requires food business registration for businesses that handle unpackaged, potentially hazardous, ready-to-eat and served straight to the customer. This standard includes mobile food businesses like market stalls and food trucks. <br>
    • Food Safety Supervisors in WA oversee daily food safety practices and training of Food Handlers.<br>
    • As defined by the Standard 3.2.2A, category 1 and 2 food businesses will be required to have an RTO qualified Food Safety Supervisor on site as of December 8 2023.

    Tasmania
    • Tasmania’s food safety is governed by the Food Act 2003, enforced by the Department of Health & Human Services.
    • Under this act, it is required that food businesses gain registration from their Local Government Authority.
    • Food Safety Supervisors in TAS are required in businesses that handle food that is unpackaged, potentially hazardous, ready-to-eat and/or sold directly to customers (fundraising events are exempt). They are responsible for implementing daily food safety practices and training Food Handlers.
    • As defined by the Standard 3.2.2A, category 1 and 2 food businesses will be required to have an RTO qualified Food Safety Supervisor on site as of December 8 2023.

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    Food Safety Supervisor FAQ

    If your question has not been answered by the FAQ, don’t worry! QMS Audits has developed a detailed help centre to answer other queries you may have about our Food Safety Supervisor training. Still not finding the answer you are looking for, please contact us on 1300 404 505.
    Who is affected by the new 3.2.2A standard?
    Most food businesses in Australia are affected by the new Standard, across all states and territories. Specifically, Category 1 and 2 businesses need a Food Safety Supervisor. Category 1 and 2 includes any food retailer, food service or caterer that handles unpackaged potentially hazardous food (PHF) or that processes unpackaged PHF and sells it as ready-to-eat food. Businesses that handle food for or at a fundraising event only are exempt.
    What will I learn?

    In this course you will learn how to: 

    • Handle food in a safe and compliant manner.
    • Understand the key roles and responsibilities of a Food Safety Supervisor within the industry in which your business operates.
    Who Should Attend?
    This course is intended for any food business that needs to have a fully qualified Food Safety Supervisor on the premises by the time the new requirements are introduced. If your business falls under a category 1 or 2 food business, this course is for you.
    How is the course structured?

    The Food Safety Supervisor courses are fully online and self-paced. This means you have control over your own training and can complete the course at your own pace.

    How many Food Safety Supervisors do I need to have on staff?

    The wording around regulations for the number of Food Safety Supervisors (FSS) can vary from state to state. New South Wales requires at least one FSS per premise. Victoria does not require a FSS to be on site at all times but they must know food is being handled safely. However, if a FSS is on leave, then another FSS must be available. Leave includes annual leave and maternity leave. 

    If you only have one FSS but run extended shifts or run 7 days a week, it means that person must be available to take phone calls and be available to clarify food safety requirements even when they are not at work. They are responsible for the food safety of the business, even on the days they are not at work, which can be difficult. 

    The best way to ensure compliance to the Food Standards Code, is to have at least two food safety supervisors available in small businesses. We recommend you start with your supervisors and managers. 

    What States in Australia need to have a Food Safety Supervisor?

    All states and territories must have a Food Safety Supervisor in their food businesses. Previously, only Victoria, NSW and Queensland were affected by this requirement. This means eligible businesses in Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania, the Northern Territory and the ACT must have a Food Safety Supervisor on staff. 

    What Type of food businesses need to have a Food Safety Supervisor?

    Standard 3.2.2A applies to food service and closely related retail businesses who are defined as either category 1 or 2 businesses in the Standard. Depending on their activities, general examples include:

    • Restaurants, cafés, pubs, hotels with table service, takeaway and smorgasbords
    • Supermarkets and delis
    • Takeaway shops
    • Mobile food vendors and juice bars
    • Hospitals and hospices
    • Aged care facilities
    • Childcare centres
    How often do I have to renew my Food Safety Supervisor Training?

    Every five years. All Food Safety Supervisor training must be conducted by a Registered Training Organisation, such as QMS Audits. The training must have been completed within the last five years to be recognised by your local council, NSW Food Authority, Safe Food Queensland or your local regulator. 

    For Food Safety Supervisors who have conducted their training more than five years ago, the quickest and most straight forward way to get a current certificate is to undergo the training again. This will ensure your knowledge is based on the most up-to-date food safety legislation and techniques. 

    Can QMS Audits come to our site to deliver training?

    Yes! We would love to come to your site to deliver Food Safety Supervisor training. The cost of this training is usually the equivalent of 8 or more people and discounts do apply for 10 or more students. You will need an area for us to deliver the training and we will charge for travel. Please call our office on 1300 404 505 for a quote or email [email protected]

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