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The online Food Safety Supervisor (FSS) certificate is crucial for anyone needing to handle food safely in a supervisory role.

From the 1st of October 2011, food premises must have a nominated person who has completed the NSW Food Authority’s Food Safety Supervisor certificate.

This requirement applies to businesses serving food that is: • Ready to eat • Potentially hazardous, and • Not sold or served in its package Examples of businesses that require a food safety supervisor include: Restaurants, cafes, takeaway shops, caterers, bakeries, pubs, clubs, hotels and supermarket hot food sales. This is not a comprehensive list.

A Food Safety Supervisor must have completed training in specific units of competency at a Registered Training Organisation approved by the NSW Food Authority.

After appointing and training a FSS, the business owner must notify the relevant enforcement agency (usually local council) of who their FSS is, either: online at or via a form available from, and submitted to the local council.

Once you have purchased the online Food Safety Supervisor (FSS) - NSW, you will be emailed a Username and Password to access the online Learning Management System in order to undertake your course. On successful completion of the course you will be sent the relevant certification.

PLEASE NOTE: The creation of user accounts is a manual operation and therefore takes place during office hours only. As part of the enrolment process for this course please be advised that your personal details will be provided to the Food Authority of NSW for the purpose of recording your competency outcome and issuing of the Food Authority Certificate.

 Please be aware that as part of our enrolment process you are required to provided CERTIFIED COPIES OF YOUR ID for us to verify identify and comply with audit requirements.