NSW FSS Food Safety Supervisor Recertification Unit - Hospitality.

This unit is required for those who already hold a FSS certificate which is due to expire or has recently expired in the last 90 days.

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Recertification of the NSW FSS applies to supervisors and managers of food businesses in NSW who wish to renew their certificate prior to or just after (90 days)  the statutory 5-year expiration of their previously issued certificate.

Why Online?

No downloading or uploading of forms!

Job Trainer Australia has developed a custom platform that is truly 100% online, no forms to download, print, complete and scan. A click of a button allows you to complete your training online. Results are automatically updated in your course and assessor feedback can be viewed immediately. 

There is NO practical observation task for the NSW recertification unit, please see Course and Assessment tab for more details

Job Trainer Australia offers government approved, current and industry relevant courses across the hospitality and retail industries to help you gain a nationally recognised statement of attainment in your area of interest or work. The unit applies to all tourism, hospitality and catering organisations and is valid in all states of Australia and the hospitality, retail and tourism industries

Job Trainer Australia’s inclusive digital environment allows easy, 24/7 access to extensive learning resources giving you the flexibility to adapt your study around your lifestyle.

To support you throughout your studies we provide live chat, FAQ’s, free App , Spotify podcast and so much more.

  • Unique Job Trainer Australia has developed a custom platform that is truly 100% online, no forms to download, print, complete and scan. A click of a button allows you to complete the Observation checklist online. Results are automatically updated in your course and can assessor feedback can be viewed immediately.
  • Flexible Enjoy the flexibility of online training. Train any time 24/7.  Job Trainer Australia provides an easy to navigate, engaging online portal. Train in your own time, at your own pace, our website offers full flexibility to fit in with your schedule. Stop and start whenever you like, our online platform will remember where you left off.
  • Secure Relax, your details are safe with us, our platform has the highest encrypted SSL your details are safe and secure.
  • Engaging Our online platform has been created using the latest technology to enhance your experience. We have developed engaging, interactive content that depict real life events. We will challenge your thinking and provide you with strategies to handle difficult situations.

Quick Overview

  • This course is for people who have already held the NSW FSS and which is due to expire or has expired in the immediate preceding 90 days.
  • Before commencing this short course, you will need to upload evidence of the following certificates;
    • SITXFSA005 -  Use hygiene practices for food safety  
    • SITXFSA006 - Participate in safe food handling practices
    • NSW FSS Certificate (previous certificate) due to expire or expired within the immediate preceding 90 (ninety) days
  • You may already have completed this course with another provider, simply upload evidence of your certificates.
  • If you do not have the required evidence then you will need to select the full SITXFSA006 unit for NSW

The Detail 

The NSW Food Authority's FSS program was established to help reduce foodborne illness in the hospitality and retail food service sectors in NSW by improving food handler skills and knowledge.

The program also aims to provide food businesses with high quality and consistent training by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) such as Job Trainer Australia and that has been approved by the Food Authority.

Food businesses that have an appointed FSS whose FSS certificate is due to expire or has expired ( in the immediate preceding 90 days) will need to enrol their FSS in recertification training with Job Trainer Australia, who are approved by the NSW Food Authority to deliver the FSS program.

  • Business must appoint at least one trained FSS per premises;
    • Ensure they hold the FSS certificate; and
    • It is a legal requirement that all businesses keep a copy of their FSS certificate on the premises and  produce it for inspection on request by an authorised officer.
    • The Food Authority encourages businesses to display their FSS certificate

Under certain circumstances, Job Trainer Australia can take into account the applicant’s prior learning, while still providing training in the five key focus areas.

NSW Food Authority require a refresher of this unit every 5 years. 

We will remind you every 5 years to complete your re-certification unit, simply ensure your email and contact details are up to date in your training account.

Support is available, please see the ‘Support’ tab to view details. 


Multiple-choice questions

  • Straightforward refresher questions to demonstrate your knowledge of current laws and safe food handling practices.

Case Study questions

  • Apply what you have learnt to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the key focus areas.

This course does NOT have a requirement for a practical demonstration assessment. It is delivered entirely online.


There are five (5) main focus areas of the NSW FSS Re-certification program, these are;

  1. Safe egg handling
  2. Allergen management
  3. Cleaning and sanitising
  4. NSW Food Act 2003 Offences  *( No assessment required)
  5. Covid 19 Hygiene  *( No assessment required)

This course is for people who have already held the NSW FSS and which is due to expire or has expired in the immediate preceding 90 days.

  • Before commencing this short course, you will need to provide evidence of the NSW FSS certificate ( due to expire or expired) and the original SITXFSA006 and SITXFSA005 ( or equivalent) statement of attainment/s
  • If you do not have the required evidence then you will need to select the full SITXFSA006 unit for NSW
  • The course is broken down into small, manageable sections designed to improve your learning. At the end of each section is a multiple-choice quiz.
  • Each student will undertake a Pre-Enrolment Review or LLN short test before enrolling to help confirm the proposed course is suitable. It will provide valuable information about an individual's existing skills and knowledge, language, literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and/or employment goals.

Assessment stage 1 - Knowledge - Multiple Choice and Case Studies.

  • After completion of each of the modules you will be presented with two assessments:
    • Multiple-choice assessment
    • Case Study assessment
  • Each module assessment comprises of a combination of multiple-choice questions such as drag and drop, fill in the missing word. You will also be asked to read a number of case studies and answer questions relating to each.
  • Should you submit an incorrect response to a multiple-choice question, you will be provided with a further opportunity to review the learning material and reattempt the question/s.
  • Once you have satisfactorily completed Assessment 1 – your answers will be assessed to determine competency.
  • Once deemed satisfactory you will be awarded your statement of attainment in;
    • SITXFSA006 Participate in safe food handling practices; and
    • SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety; and
    • The NSW Food Authority FSS certificate, valid for a further 5 years.

Resources you will need

You will need the following: 

  1. Reliable internet
  2. Time to complete without distraction

Start your training now!

This fully online course can be accessed 24/7 via a interactive, custom designed learning platform.

You will be able to view and interact with engaging online content moving seamlessly to your straightforward assessment which contains multiple choice, Drag and drop, fill in the missing word and case study questions.

Steps to Start

  1. Register and pay for the course.
  2. Provide the required information.
  3. Complete your online course material and complete all assessments

Upon successful completion you will be awarded a statement of attainment which can be used towards a nationally recognised training course or qualification.

This online course is conducted online and requires basic computer skills, reading and writing skills.

If you are unsure if you have the skills or equipment contact us to discuss your needs before registering.

To speak to our support team call 1300 020 615 or email info@jta.edu.au

We also have live chat and a website support enquiry form, or you may find your answers in the Student Handbook in the header of this website.

Please note that live chat is available during normal office hours 9am - 3pm Mon-Fri.

In addition to these support options, our website contains many FAQs, click on the FAQs tab.

Still not sure online training is for you? 

As part of the registration process Job Trainer Australia provides a demo which supports students ability to navigate the online platform making your experience more enjoyable.

  • This course is self paced and the duration to complete will vary from person to person.
  • Generally it will take 3 minutes to enrol, approximately 2 hours to read course content and a further 60 minutes to complete the assessment.
  • You may wish to take longer, the choice is yours.

From the date and time of purchase, you have 12 weeks to complete your course (this includes the Third-Party Evidence Checklist). At the end of the 12-week enrolment period, your course will expire, and will no longer be accessible.

Please note there are no refunds if you do not complete your course within this timeframe; however, you can request a 14-day extension  which will provide additional time to complete the training.

Job Trainer Australia encourages you to keep actively involved with your training, we will send you SMS alerts when we detect that you haven’t engaged with your course, we are here to support you to complete your training.

As part of our verification protocol for online training we need to make sure that the person enrolled is the person completing the training.

  • ID You will be asked to submit your approved ID at the commencement of your training and also in your assessment. Our website is safe and secure. IDs are deleted and purged periodically from our platform. Upload an image of your ID into your secure training account, this will be used to verify you prior to the issuance of a statement of attainment.
  • Declaration You will be required to declare that you are the person completing the training and assessment. The declaration is embedded into your training account and is easy to complete online.
  • USI Unique Student Identifier (USI): You need a USI. A USI is your individual education number for life. It also gives you an online record of your VET training undertaken in Australia. Create or verify your USI in your Job Trainer Australia online training account, its easy
  • Your name details will be provided to the NSW FA for the purpose of issuing your certificate.

To get the most out of your online training, you will need the following:

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