National code: SITSS00069

Statement of Attainment in Food Safety Supervision Skill Set

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Overview About this course

Become a nominated Food Safety Supervisor managing safe food handling, hazard identification and food contamination. Earn your NSW Food Authority Food Safety Supervisor certificate, a legal requirement in NSW for all food service businesses.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Follow hygiene procedures and identify food hazards
    Report any personal health issues and maintain a clean environment
    Prevent food contamination
    Prevent cross-contamination
    Follow food safety program
    Prepare, store and dispose of food safely

Course outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • A nationally accredited Statement of Attainment
    A NSW Food Authority Food Safety Supervisor certificate
    Credit towards a full qualification
    The confidence to implement foundational aspects of food safety laws in line with NSW Food Authority
    Skills to provide food handling services in general retail and hospitality businesses. This may not include the ability to provide food handling services to more regulated industries such as Aged Care or manufacturing.

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements if you are attending this class on campus. However, if you're studying remotely, you will require access to an industry-realistic work environment to demonstrate your practical skills. This will be evidenced by a video submission prior to course start. Your teacher will send you a list of required activities to perform upon enrolment.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Fundamental oral and written communication skills
    The ability to work autonomously or as part of a team
    Good attention to detail
    Good personal hygiene

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future career and study options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: small business owner or manager food stores officer commercial cook.


To be nominated as a food safety supervisor in a food service business in NSW, you must hold a current NSW Food Authority Food Safety Supervisor (FSS) certificate. This provides evidence that you have achieved competency in nationally accredited units of competency and NSW-specific key focus areas. This certificate lasts 5 years, after which you must complete a re-certification course, redo the whole FSS course, or let their qualification lapse. Visit the NSW Food Authority website for more information on food safety requirements.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Statement of Attainment in Food Safety Supervision Skill Set does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 3 Courses

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Related study 0 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Statement of Attainment in Food Safety Supervision Skill Set does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Use hygienic practices for food safety SITXFSA005

  • Participate in safe food handling practices SITXFSA006

TAFE NSW services Facilities and support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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