A food safety supervisor must undergo training by a registered training organisation and complete both the following units of competency in the SITSS00069 – Food Safety Supervision Skill Set:
- SITXFSA005 – Use hygienic practices for food safety
- SITXFSA006 – Participate in safe food handling practices.
WASCA’s training covers both units of competency, and the content has been tailored to school canteens. Training must be completed every five years. Further details of these competency units and this qualification can be located at www.training.gov.au
What will I learn?
The key components of the course are:
- Introduction to Food Safety
- Food Contamination Hazards and Prevention
- Personal Hygiene and Responsibilities for Food Handlers
- Safe Food Handling and Storage
- Food Safety Programs
Why should I choose WASCA’s course?
Most importantly, our course includes school canteen industry specific content, designed with the needs of our students in mind. All assessments are completed on the day. During the lunch break you will be able to network with the WASCA team and other school canteen representatives, this is often when you form some great connections with like-minded people.
“Thank you for the training session. It was very informative and despite the very full on nature of the day, the way you presented it, made it very enjoyable and easy to understand”.
“Thank you for a great presentation, it was a very informative day. I have spent this week organising and preparing and practicing filling out all of the templates. I think it will become easier and more efficient as I go along”.
The course includes a full-day workshop, face to face in the WASCA office in East Perth
Our Food Safety Supervisor course:
- Meets the requirements of Nationally Recognised Training
- Prepares Food Safety Supervisors to supervise and oversee day to day operations and to prevent and recognise food safety hazards
- Specifically designed for those working in schools with children and young people.
How much does the course cost?
WASCA is pleased to offer our members a subsidised fee. Course fees include all training materials and catering of morning tea, lunch and endless tea and coffee.
- member: $295 (plus GST)
- non-member: $360 (plus GST).
How do you enrol?
Step 1: Obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI) if you do not already have one at www.usi.gov.au
Step 2: Choose the date of the training session you would like to attend; follow the link and prompts to complete all fields in the registration form
Step 3: Once your registration is complete, you will be sent and invoice for payment. Payment MUST be received prior to commencing the training.
Face to Face
Location: Department of Education, 151 Royal Street East Perth
Time: 9.00am – 4.30pm (arrive by 8.45am for a 9.00am start)
What to bring and wear: Notebook, pen, water bottle; you must wear enclosed footwear.
Location: You will be sent a link to join the training a few days prior as well as other instructions.
Time: 9.00am – 3.30pm
- Thursday 28 September, click here to register – FULL
- Tuesday 3 October, click here to register – FULL
- Thursday 19 October, click here to register, this is a virtual course
- Thursday 26 October, click here to register – FULL
- Friday 10 November, click here to register, this is a virtual course
- Monday 13 November, click here to register – FULL
- Thursday 11 January, click here to register
- Monday 15 January, click here to register, this is a virtual course
- Thursday 18 January, click here to register
- Friday 19 January, click here to register
- Tuesday 23 January, click here to register
All dates listed have limited places, the training is designed to have all tasks completed in the one day, meaning the facilitator requires small groups to ensure best placed learning.
If the date you choose is not available it is likely to be full, please choose a different date. Further dates may be scheduled in the coming months but this is not guaranteed. You can email WASCA and advise if you would like to go on a cancellation list.
Who should do the training?
In most cases, this will be the Canteen Supervisor/Manager.
The food safety supervisor must be reasonably available to advise and supervise the food handlers when they are handling unpackaged potentially hazardous food. This means that the food safety supervisor should be:
- in a position where they can oversee food handling activities
- onsite at the food premises while the business is handling unpackaged potentially hazardous foods or easily contactable (e.g. by phone).
You must appoint at least one food safety supervisor for the premises before any unpackaged, potentially hazardous food is handled. Multiple food safety supervisors may be required in the following circumstances to ensure adequate supervision can be provided and a food safety supervisor is always contactable when:
- there are large number of food handlers to supervise
- the food business operates on multiple shifts
- the food business operates across multiple sites.
If the food safety supervisor is away from the premises for short periods of time, their absence will need to be managed to ensure food safety is not compromised, for example:
- through sharing food safety knowledge with other staff
- developing working instructions that staff can follow
- ensuring the food safety supervisor is contactable by phone (or a combination of these).
If the food safety supervisor is on long periods of leave (for example longer than a month) you should appoint another food safety supervisor in their absence.
WASCA deliver this course as a third party for NAQ Nutrition Training (RTO Code: 110074).