New Food Safety Standard 3.2.2A Food Safety managements tools was enforced Australia-wide from the 8 December 2023. One of the requirements is to appoint a Food Safety Supervisor.

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.

Foodcore’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 Foodcore’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 Foodcore 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 Foodcore 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?

Foodcore 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) = $324.50
  • non-member: $360 (plus GST) = $396.00

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.

Registering 10 days prior allows us time to post you the work book and manual, less time than this will require you to print these resources.   

Time: 9.00am – 3.30pm


Available dates:

August 2024

September 2024

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 Foodcore 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.


Foodcore deliver this course as a third party for NAQ Nutrition Training (RTO Code: 110074).

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