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Pre-Enrolment Information NSW FSS Online

Food Safety Supervisor - FSS Recertification

About NSW FSS Recertification online training.

  • The training fee includes NSW Food Authority Food Safety Supervisor FSS certificate (no hidden extras).

  • We make training easy and provide the best support.

  • NSW Food Authority approved Trainer support - Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm. Phone 1300661205 or email to info@centrefortraining.com.au 

  • Administration /Technical support - Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm. Phone 1300661205 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.
  • NOTE: This is not suitable for anyone who does not have a current NSW FSS Certificate. If unsure – please contact us before enrolling.

  • If your NSW FSS certificate has expired (more than 90 days) you must complete the full course. This training is available online or classroom based. For details see go to www.centrefortraining.com.au

  • From 1st September 2015, the NSW Food Authority nominated three focus areas for additional emphasis for all FSS training in NSW:

    • Allergen management 

    • Safe egg handling 

    • Cleaning and sanitising

All online and classroom FSS training courses have been updated to include greater emphasis in these three areas.

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.  You will need to use them every time you access this site www.centrefortraining.com.au.


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.

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.

Identification & Pre-requisites

We are required to sight a copy of  (1) your government issued photo ID & USI number, (2) your current NSW FSS Certificate & (3) your Statement of Attainment for the Hospitality units. 

Your name will be printed on your Certificate exactly as it appears on your approved 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 ID, USI, FSS Certificate & Statement of Attainment* to Centre for Training office by uploading to this portal (after you complete the online training) or email:

All ID is immediately deleted or securely destroyed once checked against the details you have provided. Your ID must be 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 encrypted and secure.

Eligibility for FSS Recertification

You must have a current NSW FSS Certificate to be eligible to do this FSS Recertification training.

  • This is not suitable for anyone who does not have a current NSW FSS Certificate. If unsure – please contact us before enrolling.

  • If your NSW FSS certificate has expired (more than 90 days) you must complete the full course. This training is available online or classroom based. 

*About Statement of Attainment

NOTE: We will only issue a new Statement of Attainment for the Hospitality units (not the Retail units). Do not enrol into this FSS Refresher if you only have a Statement of Attainment for the Retail units.

A 'Statements of Attainment' is issued to students by the RTO to certify their successful completion of the units when the training and assessment requirements are met. The units are specified by the NSW Food Authority for FSS training and are upgraded from time to time.

You should have been issued a Statement of Attainment for two Hospitality units by the RTO at the same time as your FSS Certificate.

The name of the RTO is on your FSS Certificate (Issued by...)

It is the student's responsibility to provide a copy of their Statement of Attainment.


All students are required to submit their USI number.

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 

You’ll need:

  • Valid ID (eg. driver licence)
  • a strong password (9 or 12 characters - info on USI website)
  • two security questions (you choose from list on USI website)

It only takes a few minutes to do. Be a bit careful, though – you’ll get ‘locked out’ after 3 failed attempts.

Please choose 'email option' - your USI will be issued by email immediately. The mail option takes 7-14 days.

When you have your USI, please send your USI number by email to info@centrefortraining.com.au

It is preferable that you forward the email that you receive from USI to us. Otherwise, please copy and paste the USI number to ensure that the USI number you give is correct.

Is this Online FSS course Approved?

Yes. Centre for Training 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 and your new NSW Food Safety Supervisor (FSS) Certificate.

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/know?

The NSW FSS Recertification candidates must demonstarte skills & knowledge in:

  • Food safety practices & principles

  • How to prevent contamination

  • Understanding the Food laws

  • Strategies and techniques for keeping food safe

  • How to control bacterial growth

  • Requirements of Standards 3.2.2 and 3.2.3

    • Responsibilities

    • Food handling controls

    • Health & hygiene requirements

    • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Food premises and equipment

  • The three focus areas for additional emphasis in NSW:

    • Allergen management  

    • Safe egg handling

    • Cleaning and sanitising

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.

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 Recertification training course in less than 2 hours.

About the training & assessment

NSW FSS Recertification online training

The FSS Refresher online course consists of training and assessment. The Recertification course consists of 2 parts.

Part 1 is Refresher.

The Refresher has been developed to ensure that you have a sound knowledge of the current laws and understand how to apply the important safe food handling practices.

We know that you did a comprehensive training course just 5 years ago, so you will be very pleased to know that you don’t have to re-do the whole training course again!

Please note that the Refresher Quiz questions are randomly generated from a large bank, so don’t worry if the Topic numbers are not consecutive.

If you feel that you know most things pretty well, you can go straight to the quiz.

Part 2 is the 3 Focus Areas.

  1. Food Allergies

  2. Cleaning & Sanitising

  3. Egg safety

All students wishing to recertify must be taught and tested in the 3 Focus Areas. Much of the information is new.  The 3 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

  • Recent guidelines have mandated changes that effect food businesses.

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


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. For technical support and NSW Food Authority-approved FSS Trainer support you can also call 1300 661 205 during office hours (Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm).

Last modified: Thursday, 10 August 2017, 09:23 AM