Food Handling & Safety (NSW Food Safety Supervisor Certificate) CityEast College

Course Outline

Limited Fee-Free* places are available. Please call 02 9387 7400 or email to see if you are eligible.

This Food Handling & Safety course is designed to ensure you fully understand the requirements around handling food and safety to ensure health and safety for both customers and workers. It is suitable for job seekers as well as those who already work, own or volunteer in a food related business.

Upon successful completion participants will be issued with a NSW Food Safety Supervisor Certificateas well as a Statement of Attainment in Food Handling & Safety.

The Food Act 2003 (NSW) requires that every food business must 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.

NSW FSS certificates are valid for five years. To keep your FSS current you must retrain for recertification.

This course will give you the skills needed to...

  • Follow hygiene procedures and identify food hazards
  • Prevent food contamination and cross contamination
  • Follow a food safety program
  • Store, prepare and dispose of food safely
  • Safe egg handling
  • Allergen management
  • Cleaning and sanitising practices
  • Work safely, identify risks and participate in organisational WHS practices.

Ideal for...

  • anyone seeking work in the hospitality industry
  • people who work in industries where food is served or sold
  • volunteers working with food

About your trainer

James Garvan is a chef and chef educator with a particular interest in sustainable food practices . Originally from the UK he has worked in establishments at the forefront of Modern British gastronomy.  In Australia he has worked at leading restaurants, TAFE and Oz Harvest.  

James has always enjoyed teaching, whether it’s training his kitchen team, students or guests at Vive cooking school. His principles are hard work, perseverance and patience, good humour and a healthy pinch of sarcasm.

What to bring...

  • pen
  • please wear closed shoes
  • apron (optional)

Entry requirements

You will need to have language, literacy and numeracy skills (LLN) that allow you to read and interpret information and complete workplace forms. City East Community College may conduct an LLN assessment as part of the pre enrolment process.

Other information...

*fee waiver does not include the $30 administration fee for your NSW FSS certificate. Eligible participants are able to enrol and opt not to have the NSW FSS certificate issued. A Statement of Attainment in Food Handling & Safety will be issued to all participants upon successful completion.

$280 Limited GST free
Food Handling & Safety (NSW Food Safety Supervisor Certificate)

<p><em>Limited Fee-Free* places are available. Please call 02 9387 7400 or email to see if you are eligible.</em></p>

<p>This Food Handling &amp; Safety course is designed to ensure you

Fee free training for eligible students (does not include $30 admin fee for NSW FSS Certificate). This training is fully subsidised by the NSW Government for eligible participants.Please call 02 9387 7400 or send an email to to assess your eligibility for subsidised fee.
Assessments are made against units of competency from the course in Food Handling and Safety SG00007767.
  • Participate in safe work practices (SITXWHS001)
  • Participate in safe food handling practices (SITXFSA002)
  • Use hygienic practices for food safety (SITXFSA001)

This course has no current classes. Please to be notified of vacancies and similar courses.