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Statement of Attainment in Food Safety Supervision

  • National Course Code: SITSS00051
  • TAFE NSW code: SITSS00051-V01-22OTE-050

Location – TAFE Digital


Self paced



Course Start Date


Study Commitment

6 Hours per week


1 year

  • Nationally Recognised Training

Course Details

The nationally recognised Statement of Attainment in Food Safety Supervision prepares you for a career in the hospitality industry. Learn to ensure the safety of food prepared, served and sold to customers, and to minimise, remove and report hazards.


Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Complete food safety monitoring processes and complete documents as required
  • Clean and sanitise equipment, surfaces and utensils
  • Report incidents of food contamination resulting from personal health issues


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Attention to detail
  • Good comprehension skills
  • The ability to follow safety policies and procedures


Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally accredited Statement of Attainment
  • A pathway to further study in the hospitality industry
  • NSW Food & Safety certificate ($30 at student's cost additional to fees) issued by TAFE NSW
  • Credit toward a full qualification
  • Specialist skills that will advance your career in the hospitality industry


Take your career further with a TAFE NSW hospitality pathway:

  • Certificate II in Cookery
  • Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
  • Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

Ready to commit to a full qualification in this field? This Statement of Attainment gives you a strong foundation to succeed in your chosen trade.

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Career opportunities:

Graduates who complete a full qualification in the commercial cooking industry go on to roles including:

  • Food safety handler
  • Chef
  • Cook
  • Kitchen hand
  • Kitchen manager

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

There are no entry requirements for this course. You can enrol now.


This is a licensed occupation. When you successfully complete the Statement of Attainment in Food Safety Supervision and pay $30 you will receive a NSW Food & Safety certificate. This is accredited by the NSW Food Authority and awarded through TAFE NSW.


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

  • A computer if studying online
  • A recording device (such as a phone)
  • Effective communication skills
  • An eye for detail in relation to safety
  • The ability to follow complex protocols and procedures


With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To successfully complete this course you will need:

  • To demonstrate skills in some assessments. This may involve participating in roleplays which may be video recorded and the video submitted for marking.
  • Adult colleagues, friends or family members who are available and willing to participate in assessment role plays that are recorded and submitted for marking.
  • Recording equipment such as a camera or smart phone

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This is a self-paced online course. You will need to complete approximately 6 hours of online study, each week, for the recommended study period of 5 weeks.
You can increase or decrease the hours of online study per week to suit your own pace.


This course offering is designed for people who:

  • want to upskill or are managing a food handling area in the hospitality industry where food is prepared and served.

Through work, study and life experience, ideally you will have:

  • good digital skills e.g. able to research on the Internet,
  • the ability to record a handwashing exercise and verbal report using a mobile device
  • good time management and organisational skills required to follow your timetable, manage your study schedule and complete the learning resources and assessments in a timely manner.


There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:

  • on completion you will receive a Food Safety Supervisor Interim Certificate.
  • teachers are available to assist you with this course from Monday to Friday.

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

Your enrolment is valid for 12 months, you study in your own time at your own pace. An individual training plan will be provided when you enrol in this course. Your training plan will outline the recommended study timetable.

This training is not subsidised by Government funding. There are no fee exemptions, concessions or subsidies available for this course.

Payment of course fee must be made PRIOR to commencement of learning activity.


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Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

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Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

Core Units
Number Title
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety
SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

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.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

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Course Location

TAFE Digital
Phone 131 601

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