NSW Food Safety Supervisor (Lvl 1 & 2)

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Complete your Food Safety Supervisor NSW Course Online & get your NSW Food Authority Green & White Certificate.

This Online Food Safety Supervisor NSW course provides two nationally recognised certificates for SITXFSA001 Use Hygienic Practices for Food Safety & SITXFSA002 Participate in Safe Food Handling Practices as well as the official NSW Food Authority Green & White Certificate.

This official NSW Food Safety Supervisor Course allows you to work with food safely in the retail, hospitality, transport and distributions sectors in NSW.

Please note: your details (First and last name) will be sent to the NSW Government Food Authority for the issuing of the Food Safety Certificate.

What you need to get started:

  • A unique email address not previously used by another student
  • Your Unique Student Identifier (USI) number - Click here to get a USI number
  • Access to a kitchen with ready-to-eat food items
  • A thermometer and food storage equipment
  • A qualified Food Safety Supervisor to supervise your practical activity

Course Outline

This online NSW Food Safety Supervisor course covers the skill and knowledge requirements common to all States and Territories. You will learn to;

  • Understand the obligations of food handlers under current legislation
  • Learn the correct ways of food handling and storage
  • Identify potential hygiene risks
  • Implement correct methods of cleaning and sanitising
  • Maintain correct standards of personal hygiene for food handlers
  • Reduce the risk of food-borne illness (food poisoning)
  • Implement procedures for food safety
  • Follow all food safety policies and procedures correctly and consistently according to organisation food safety program requirements to ensure compliance of all food handling practices
  • Control food hazards at critical control points
  • Complete food safety monitoring processes and complete documents as outlined in the food safety program
  • Identify and report practices that are inconsistent with the food safety program
  • Take corrective actions for incidents where food hazards are unacceptable
  • Allergen and Egg Management

NSW Food Safety Supervisor Course Structure:

There are 2 Core Sections in the online Food Safety Supervisor Course NSW to complete followed by a final assessment.

Each section includes video, readings, interactive activities and case studies to assist in your learning experience.

SITXFSA001 Use Hygienic Practices for Food Safety:

  1. Element 1 – Follow hygiene procedures and identify food hazards
  2. Element 2 – Report any personal health issues
  3. Element 3 – Prevent food and other item contamination
  4. Element 4 – Prevent cross-contamination by washing hands

SITXFSA002 Participate in Safe Food Handling Practices:

  1. Element 1 – Follow food safety program
  2. Element 2 – Store food safely
  3. Element 3 – Prepare food safely
  4. Element 4 – Provide safe single use items
  5. Element 5 – Maintain a clean environment
  6. Element 6 – Dispose of food safely

Plus, additional information on Allergen and Egg Management for NSW Food Safety.

Download the SITXFSA001 Use Hygienic Practices for Food Safety qualification information and the SITXFSA002 Participate in Safe Food Handling Practices qualification information for the full course details.

Club Training Australia is responsible for ensuring compliance and conducts regular reviews on all of its training programs.  Club Training Australia will ensure that through the implementation of the Australian Qualifications Framework Issuance Policy that students will be issued the certification documentation to which they are entitled to.

Course Duration

Please allow approximately nine (9) to ten (10) hours to complete your online training course plus time for practical assessment.

From the time of enrolment, you have twelve (12) weeks to complete your training course.

Valid State Requirements

Each State in Australia has its own legislation governing safe food handling. This course is approved by the NSW Food Safety Authority for NSW Food Safety Supervisors.

This course is also nationally recognised and these competency standards are in alignment with the current national food safety training agenda and are approved by the National Quality Council (Department of Education, Science and Training).

Important Note for NSW: Club Training Australia is an approved trainer for Food Safety Supervisor online training in NSW therefore this qualification applies to NSW hospitality businesses.


On completion of this course, you will receive three (3) certificates;

  1. New South Wales Food Authority Food Safety Supervisor Certificate (Green & White Certificate*) – via registered post
  2. SITXFSA001 Use Hygienic Practices for Food Safety Statement of Attainment – via email
  3. SITXFSA002 Participate in Safe Food Handling Practices Statement of Attainment – via email

*It is a requirement that the RTO provide your personal details to the NSW Food Authority in order to issue your NSW Food Safety Supervisor certificate.

Same Day Certificate

Provided we have a verified USI number, as soon as you complete and upload your Final Assessments and they are marked as competent by one of our assessors, you will be issued with your nationally recognised Statement of Attainments via email. You will also be able to download the certificates via the Club Training Australia student portal.

Please note that you will receive a printed green & white Food Authority Certificate in the mail (to the residential address provided on enrolment of the course) within ten (10) business days of completion.

Where Can I Work?

  • Bars, Clubs and Pubs
  • Casinos and Gaming Venues
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Café and Coffee Shops
  • Restaurants
  • Event & Conference Centres
  • Transport and Distribution Centres


Who needs a NSW Food Safety Supervisor Certificate?

The Food Act 2006 (the Act) requires every licensed food business to have a Food Safety Supervisor. Every licensed food business in NSW must provide to the NSW Government (NSW Food Authority) information regarding the food safety supervisor for that business.

NSW Businesses that need a Food Safety Supervisor are retail businesses who process and sell food (prepare and serve) that is:

  • Ready-to-eat
  • Potentially hazardous (i.e. needs temperature control)
  • NOT sold and served in the supplier’s original package.

Examples of businesses* include restaurants, cafés, takeaway shops, caterers, bakeries, pubs, clubs, hotels and supermarket hot food sales. Please view the NSW Food Authority website for more information.

Is the online NSW Food Safety Supervisor training course accepted in all Australian States and Territories?

The Club Training Australia’s SITXFSA001 Use Hygienic Practices for Food Safety and SITXFSA002 Participate in Safe Food Handling Practices online training course meets the requirements of the Australian Quality Training Framework and is a nationally recognised unit.  The Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF) is the national set of standards which assures nationally consistent, high-quality training and assessment services for the clients of Australia’s vocational education and training system.

This Food Safety Supervisor course is recognised in the following states; NSW, QLD, WA, VIC, NT & SA.

How much does the course cost?

The Food Safety Supervisor online training course is $115, which includes your official NSW Food Authority Food Safety Supervisor Certificate and live support from our qualified trainers and assessors.  There’s no more to pay!

Please note:  Your printed Green & White Food Authority Certificate will be issued within ten (10) days of successful completion of the course via Australia Post (to the residential address provided on enrolment of the course).  It is the student’s responsiblity to ensure that the correct residential address is provided on enrolment.  Should the student require a reprint of the Green & White Food Authority Certificate, the cost is $50 which includes the $30 certificate fee from the NSW Food Authority plus any associated postage/administrative fees.

What if I fail my assessment? Will I lose my money?

No, our trainers and assessors are there to help you succeed and pass your course. We will work with you and help you if you are having trouble with the online Food Safety Supervisor course. You won’t need to pay any more.

English is my second language, will I have difficulties understanding the learning materials?

Our qualified trainers and assessors have years of experience helping students from all over the world. Sometimes just having something explained over the phone makes the difference. Phone our Helpdesk on 1800 653 266.

When does your Food Safety Certificate expire?

The NSW Food Safety Supervisor certificate will expire five (5) years from the date of issue. You must complete your NSW Food Safety Supervisor Re-certification Training prior to this time to keep your certificate current.

When a Food Safety Supervisor’s certification expires, a food business has 30 days to ensure:

  1. The Food Safety Supervisor renews their online Food Safety Supervisor training within 30 working days; or
  2. Another Food Safety Supervisor with a current qualification is appointed

It is highly recommended that you have more than one team member that holds a current Food Safety Supervisor qualification.

Are you an overseas or International student?

“Overseas” Student Visa: If you are currently studying in Australia on a subclass 500 Study Visa you will need to complete this course with a registered CRICOS organisation. CTA Training Specialists is not CRICOS registered. Please contact your nearest CRICOS registered RTO.

“International” Student with other Visa: If you are from another country and currently hold a Visa (other than a subclass 500), you can complete one of our courses.

Register for NSW Food Safety Supervisor Online now

Observer Report

Who can sign off my practical assessment? 

Your practical assessment must be completed by someone who is currently working in the food industry so can be completed by someone in the industry:

  • you are currently working with, or
  • you have previously worked with (within the last 12 months), or
  • you have volunteered with.

Please note:  the person who completes and signs off your practical assessment must see you do everything listed on the practical assessment on three separate occasions.

If you’re not working at the moment, another way is to volunteer for a few shifts with a charity, community organisation or other food business. Many places are happy to have volunteers help out in return for completing the practical assessment. Check out your local council for more information.

Not Working In The Food Industry?

Not working in the food industry? 

Don’t stress, our food safety courses can be completed by anyone regardless of prior experience.

What about my practical assessment?

We understand it can be difficult when you’re new to the industry to have the practical assessment filled out, so there are a few options:

  1. If you have worked in the food industry before, then you can have a past manager or co-worker complete the assessment.  They don’t need to be a chef or a trained food safety supervisor. It can be anyone currently employed in the food industry (with a minimum of 12 months experience).
  2. If you have a friend or family member employed in the food industry, they can also sign off on your practical assessment. Again, it doesn’t need to be a qualified chef or food safety supervisor, It can be anyone currently employed in the food industry (with a minimum of 12 months experience).
  3. You can also speak to your local council and ask for a list of food-based charities that you can volunteer for. Many of these organisations deal with food and any regular volunteer is able to sign off on your practical assessment.

Make sure that the person who is completing your practical assessment, observes you doing everything listed on the report on three separate occasions.