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Pre-Enrolment Information NSW FSS Online

Food Safety Supervisor - SITXFSA005 and SITXFSA006

NSW FSS ONLINE: Pre-enrolment Information

About the NSW FSS online training:

  • The training fee is $135. This includes the $30* NSW Food Authority Food Safety Supervisor (FSS) certificate. (You receive a new NSW FSS Certificate - no hidden extras).

  • *$30 is the cost of NSW government fee for the NSW Food Authority FSS Certificate.

  • NSW FSS certificates are valid for 5 years
  • The NSW FSS Recertification online training is also available online via this website. Go to Home and click on FSS RECERT tab at top of page.
About all of our NSW food safety online training:
  • We make training easy and provide the best support.

  • NSW Food Authority approved Trainer support - Monday to Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm. Phone 1300 661 205 or email to info@centrefortraining.com.au 

  • Administration /Technical support - Monday to Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm. Phone 1300 661 205 or email to info@centrefortraining.com.au 

  • Your registration is valid for 3 months from payment date. However you can apply for an extension for up to 6 months (no extra cost) - contact us.

  • Your new NSW FSS certificate is issued within 3 business days after successful completion of training and assessment requirements.

  • The NSW Food Authority have nominated Key Focus Areas for additional emphasis for all food safety training in NSW:

      • Allergen management  

      • Cleaning and sanitising

      • Safe egg handling

      • Food Act offences 

    All NSW FSS training courses must train and assess the first 3 Key Focus Areas as well as train the NSW Food Act Offences module.

Registration and enrolment procedure

It's easy!

Select your course, complete your personal details and pay through the secure payment gateway.

Your user name and password will be auto-generated and sent to you via email.  Select 'Remember me' and you won't have to enter them every time you access this site www.centrefortraining.com.au.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

From 1 January 2015, anyone completing nationally recognised training throughout Australia (such as our training) is required to provide their USI number to the training organisation.

The main purpose of USI is for you to have easy access to your training records in the future. You can apply for your USI online, anytime. Creating your USI is actually very quick and easy to do. There is no cost for your USI.

IMPORTANT. Please add your USI when you enrol. This will ensure your qualification is issued without any delays. However, you can enrol now and provide us with your USI number later. We are required by the Government to verify your USI prior to issuing your qualification. To create your USI online go to www.usi.gov.au (CLICK HERE) Your USI will be issued to you immediately by email.


Upon successful completion, students are issued with the NSW Food Safety Supervisor Certificate, plus a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for two units:

  • SITXFSA005 Use Hygienic Practices for Food Safety. (Was  SITXFSA001. Previously SITXFSA101); and
  • SITXFSA006 Participate in Safe Food Handling Practices. (Was SITXFSA002. Previously called SITXFSA201).


New food businesses can be fined if they do not notify their local Council about their food business details prior to commencement and notify any changes.

Link to NSW Food Authority  webpage: 'Licensing and notifying' 

From 3 January 2014, NSW food businesses are no longer required to notify local councils or the NSW Food Authority of their FSS details (including the need to notify of a FSS’s change of details).
It is important to note that there are no other changes to the FSS program.

Any business that sells potentially hazardous, ready-to-eat food, not sold and served in its package (eg. cafés, restaurants and similar retail food outlets including market stalls) must still appoint an FSS who has completed the mandatory training and can implement safe food handling practices in the business.

Businesses are still required to keep a copy of the FSS certificate on the premises for Authorised Officers to check during inspections.

Changes to food business notification requirement

  • From 1 September 2015, most retail food businesses no longer need to notify their business and food handling details to the NSW Food Authority.

NOTE: All retail food businesses must notify their local Council before they begin to trade.

Certain parts of the NSW food industry are regulated under the Food Regulation 2015, including:

  • businesses that handle or process meat
  • dairy producers, factories and vendors
  • businesses that handle seafood and shellfish
  • high-priority plant product businesses
  • food service to vulnerable persons in hospitals and aged care facilities
  • the egg industry 

The above listed businesses are required to hold a NSW Food Authority licence to operate as these types of food businesses. The Authority undertakes regular audits and inspections of licensed businesses to check they are following regulations.

All other NSW businesses which handle food for sale are required by the Food Act 2003 to:

  • Notify their local Council about their food handling activities, and
  • Have a FSS appointed with a current NSW Food Safety Supervisor Certificate available for inspection.


We are required to sight a copy of a form of government issued photo ID from each student. 

Your name on your Certificate will be exactly the same as it appears on your approved photo ID. Approved forms of photo ID include:

  • Driver licence
  • Passport
  • Interstate Proof of Age card (not NSW)
  • NSW Photo card (issued by Service NSW)
  • Keypass (issued by Service NSW)

You can submit your photo ID to Centre for Training office by scanning and uploading to this portal or by email:

All ID is immediately deleted or securely destroyed once checked against the details you have provided. Your ID must be in one of the approved forms (above), legible and submitted before we can complete your assessment and issue your qualification.

Students should be aware that personal information (your full name) will be provided to the NSW Food Authority. This information will be store on the Centre for Training database and the NSW Food Authority database. Both databases are encripted and secure.

Is this Online FSS course Approved?

Yes. Centre for Training is an ASQA approved RTO that is approved by the NSW Food Authority to deliver and assess this training and to issue NSW Food Safety Supervisor Certificates on behalf of the Authority. Our FSS Trainers/assessors are also approved.

About payment

The cost includes training and assessment, your NSW Food Safety Supervisor (FSS) Certificate and Statement of Attainment for unit SITXFSA001 and SITXFSA002.

Is GST included in the price?
- Nationally Recognised training required for work or income purposes is GST exempt in Australia. NSW FSS online is GST exempt.
Is this course tax deductable?
- Yes, but you need to work in the industry, best to check with your accountant or the ATO.
Are all costs included?
- Yes, all costs are included, including the $30 fee for the NSW Food Safety Supervisor (FSS) Certificate. 

What do I need to learn?

The NSW FSS online training covers:

  • About food safety - includes Allergen management (Focus area 1)
  • How to prevent contamination
  • Understanding the Food laws - includes NSW Food Act Offences module.
  • Strategies and techniques for keeping food safe - includes Egg safety (Focus area 2)
  • How to control bacterial growth
  • Cleaning, sanitising and hygiene - includes Cleaning and sanitising (Focus area 3)
  • Requirements of Standards 3.2.2 and 3.2.3
    • Responsibilities
    • Food handling controls
    • Health & hygiene requirements
    • Cleaning & sanitising
    • Food premises and equipment
  • Understanding HACCP (food safety programs)

How long does this FSS course take? 

The course has been developed using competency-based assessment techniques. It guides you through the training material and when you are ready – just complete the quizzes as you go to demonstrate that you understand each topic.

Those who are experienced and knowledgeable in the food service industry can complete the online topics and final assessment online in around 2 hours.

If you are new to the industry, the online component can take up to 6 hours. Our online training courses are self-paced. That means you can take as long as you need to complete it. Most students are able to comfortably complete the online component of the FSS training course within 3 hours.

The self-paced assessment comprises:

  • A set of simple food safety records that can be completed in the workplace or in a simulated environment,
  • NSW Food Authority's 3 Focus Area Learning Activities and Case Studies, and
  • A third party report. You can complete the self-paced assessment whilst you are completing the online topics.

About the training & assessment

NSW FSS online

The FSS online course consists of training and assessment:

a) Training 

The NSW Food Safety Supervisor (FSS) online training consists of six online topics.

The NSW Food Authority's Key Focus Areas are included in the training.

  1. KFA1: Food Allergen Management 

  2. KFA2: Cleaning & Sanitising

  3. KFA3: Safe Egg Handling

All students wishing to receive Food Safety Supervisor certification must be taught and tested in the Key Focus Areas as well as the requirements for units SITXFSA005 AND SITXFSA006. 

The 3 Key Focus Areas have been chosen by the NSW Food Authority because:

  • They are areas that the authorities have found the greatest problems (i.e. non-compliance), and/or
  • They have been contributing factors to recent food poisoning outbreaks and cases of food borne illnesses and/or
  • They have resulted in allergy deaths and hospitalisations, and/or
  • They are subjects of recent changes to national and state legislation and mandatory guidelines that effect all food businesses.

For the above reasons, we recommend that you read & listen to all of each Focus Area before attempting each Focus Area Quiz.

b) Assessment

The assessment process for FSS training consists of 3 parts: 

  1. Online Quizzes – 6 Topic Quizzes (one each topic and a Final Quiz). You are required to get 80%* for each quiz before continuing.
  2. FSS SPA with NSW Food Authority's Key Focus Area Learning Activities and Case Studies for Cleaning & Sanitising (KFA2) and Safe Egg Handing (KFA3).
  3. Allergen Management Module Assessment Booklet (Key Focus Area 1).

Students are required to complete a self-paced assessment and submit it with a copy of your photo ID.

The self-paced assessment comprises a set of simple food safety records that can be completed in the workplace or in a simulated environment*, the NSW Food Authority's 3 Focus Area Learning Activities and Case Studies and a third party report^.

* 'a simulated environment': To ensure that this training is accessible for people not currently working is a food business, it is allowable for students to monitor the food that you buy for personal use (at home) to complete the Food Safety Monitoring Worksheets.

^ Third Party Report: Students are required to ask a ‘suitably qualified’ third party to sign a brief report to attest to their practical skills. A ‘suitably qualified’ third party is someone who already has a FSS Certificate (or similar) or someone who has a minimum of 3 years experience supervising others in a food business or commercial kitchen.


We are only too happy to help you to complete your training as quickly and easily as possible. For technical support and NSW Food Authority-approved FSS Trainer support please email your query at any time to: info@centrefortraining.com.au

We will try to answer your query as soon as possible. You can also call 1300661205 during office hours (Monday to Friday 9.00am to 4.00pm).

Last modified: Thursday, 13 June 2024, 05:32 PM