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Food Safety Supervisor (FSS) Recertification


The Food Safety Supervisor (FSS) Recertification course was developed by the NSW Food Authority for current FSS holders whose certificates will be expiring.

The certificates expire five years from the date of issue, with the first round due to expire from 1 September 2015.

This means that your FSS may need to undertake refresher training with a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) approved under the FSS program.

Austrain Academy is approved by the NSW Food Authority to provide this training.

You have 30 working days to ensure your appointed Food Safety Supervisor renews their training and obtains a new FSS certificate. Check the refresher renewal date on the certificate to determine when refresher training is due.

See the NSW Food Authority for more information.

This course is offered by distance education (correspondence).

*Includes the NSW Food Authority Certificate – valid 5 years

** You will be eligible for a discount if you completed your initial FSS training with us! Please contact us.

Requirements To Complete This Course

You will need to supply Austrain Academy with a copy of your previously attained FSS Certificate to be eligible for the recertification course.

Note - Students who are obtaining an FSS Certificate for the first time will need to complete the full FSS course.

In order to successfully complete this course, you will need access to an operational commercial food preparation area, bar or kitchen and a third party.

(The Third Party must be either the proprietor of the business or a person who understands the role of the Food Safety Supervisor and the business you work in. They must be prepared to complete the comment section of a workplace report and provide full contact details as outlined at the bottom of the report.)


Self-paced correspondence delivery



The NSW food industry, is subject to requirements outlined in the

This legislation will require the businesses to have appropriately trained staff in their venue. See the NSW Food Authority website to determine if your business is affected.

Austrain Academy is approved by the NSW Food Authority to provide the Food Safety Supervisor Recertification Course.

Some elements covered in this course:

FSS certificate holders with a certificate that is about to expire must be assessed as competent in the current units of competency

  • Use Hygienic Practices for Food Safety - SITXFSA101
  • Participate in Safe food handling Practices – SITXFSA201

as well as completing training and assessment in three key focus areas:

  • Allergen management
  • Cleaning and sanitising
  • Safe egg handling

Why Should I Attend?

Assessment of competency may include recognition of prior learning (RPL) as a pathway to competence for re-certifying students; however, re-certifying students must be assessed as competent in the current units of competency in order to obtain a new FSS certificate, where this will include training and assessment in the three key focus areas. The Food Authority notes in the majority of cases, as training in raw egg handling and preparation and allergen management was not offered in the original course, that it will not be possible to allow RPL for these matters.

Some students may wish to complete the full course again and they are free to do so.

Upon being assessed as competent, you will be issued with a Statement of Attainment and a Food Safety Supervisor Certificate within 5 working days.

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