Food Safety Supervisor Course (Level 2)
The Food Safety Supervisor (Level 2) course is designed for those who have already completed their Food Handling Certificate (Level 1) course and just need to upgrade.
This course delivers unit ‘SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices’.
We understand how busy you are and we’ve introduced this course to help you get your Food Safety Supervisor accreditation as quickly and as easily as possible!
Save Time and Money.
Why spend time and money studying things that you know already? If you have already completed Level 1 (and hold a valid Statement of Attainment for ‘SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety’), then don’t do it again! Simply take the Food Safety Supervisor (Level 2) course and you can be recognised and employed as a Food Safety Supervisor in Australia.
Course available 24/7.
The Food Safety Supervisor (Level 2) course is now online which means that you can study at a time and place that suits you. What’s more you can access our course via computer, laptop or tablet device. With immediate enrolment, all you need to do is sign up and you can get started straight away!
Valid in all states and territories.
The Statement of Attainment you receive from Food Safety First RTO is recognised in all states and territories. However, if you are in New South Wales and need a NSW Food Authority certificate you will also need to have completed Level 1 within the last 5 years.
Still unsure if this is the right course for you? Why not read the FAQs below and then compare this course to our complete Food Safety Supervisor (Level 1 & 2) course? If you still can’t decide then Contact Us and we’ll be happy to provide advice on the best course for your situation.
The Food Safety Supervisor (Level 2) course is designed for people who work in the Hospitality industry who have already completed Food Safety Supervisor (Level 1).
What does this mean?
In the Hospitality industry, the Food Safety Supervisor skillset consists of two units of competency. These are:
- ‘SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety’
- ‘SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices’.
If you already hold a Statement of Attainment for unit SITXFSA001, then you just need to do SITXFSA002 – this is the unit covered in the Food Safety Supervisor (Level 2) course.
VIC Special Considerations
We have been asked to remind students in Victoria that the Level 2 course alone is not sufficient training to be a Food Safety Supervisor.
You should only enrol into the course if you already hold a Statement of Attainment for ‘SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety’.
If you do not already hold a Statement of Attainment for this unit you should enrol into Food Safety Supervisor (Level 1 & 2). This rule applies to students wishing to become a Food Safety Supervisor across all states and territories in Australia.
NSW Special Considerations
If you are in New South Wales, and need a NSW Food Authority certificate then you need to have completed the Level 1 course within the last 5 years.
We do request that you send us a copy of your Statement of Attainment for Level 1 as part of the assessment for this course. Units of Competency that are accepted are ‘SITXFSA101 – Use Hygienic Practices for Food Safety’ or ‘SITXFSA001 – Use Hygienic Practices for Food Safety’. The Statement of Attainment must also be less than 5 years old to be accepted.
If you are seeking NSW Food Safety Supervisor recertification you will also need to upload a copy of your expired NSW Food Safety Supervisor certificate.
The Food Safety Supervisor (Level 2) course is broken down into six interactive lessons:
Lesson 1 – Food Safety Laws & Responsibilities
Learn about food safety laws in Australia as well as the responsibilities you will have as a Food Safety Supervisor.
Lesson 2 – Understanding Food Safety
Understand food poisoning – what causes it and what are the dangers involved. Also learn about food allergies and intolerances.
Lesson 3 – Maintaining a Clean Workplace
This lesson covers cleaning and sanitising, pest control, waste disposal and minimisation, and reporting requirements for cleaning and maintenance tasks.
Lesson 4 – Implementing Food Safety
Gain an understanding of the different ways in which you can ensure that prepared food is fit for human consumption.
Lesson 5 – Food Safety Programs
Learn about food safety programs, HACCP and your responsibilities and reporting requirements as a Food Safety Supervisor.
Lesson 6 – Monitoring & Controlling Food Safety
Look at HACCP principles in more detail and how they can be applied to your food business.
The assessment for the Food Safety Supervisor (Level 2) has three parts:
Part 1 – Lesson Quizzes
At the end of each lesson you need to complete a multiple choice quiz. Once you have scored 100% you are able to move onto the next lesson. You have five attempts at each quiz but don’t worry if you use up all your attempts – just get in touch and we can help you out at no extra charge!
Part 2 – Case Studies
Once you have completed all the lessons, there are two short case studies to complete. The purpose of these is to check that you can apply what you’ve learnt to a real-life situation. Simply read the text and answer a series of multiple choice questions about the best way to handle the scenarios.
Part 3 – Reading Activities (NSW Only)
In 2015, the NSW Food Authority announced some additional requirements for Food Safety Supervisor training. Three key focus areas were determined by the Food Authority – safe egg handling, allergen management and cleaning and sanitising practices. If you are in NSW, there is an additional reading activity and case study for each of these focus areas.
Part 4 – Observer Report / Declaration
There are some things we can’t see you doing through your computer – such as washing your hands. That’s why we need you to ask somebody that you work with or someone who works in the food industry to complete an Observer Report. This is a form that you ask someone you’ve worked with (past or present) to complete about tasks they’ve seen you doing. The form can be completed online or downloaded and filled out manually.
The Food Safety Supervisor (Level 2) course has been designed for those working in the Hospitality industry.
The unit of competency attained upon successful completion of the course is ‘SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices’. (This supersedes old unit ‘SITXFSA201 Participate in safe food handling practices’).
If you wish to be nominated as Food Safety Supervisor for your food business then you will also need to provide evidence that you have completed ‘SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety’ (or the superseded unit ‘SITXFSA101 Use hygienic practices for food safety’). This unit is delivered through our Food Handling Certificate (Level 1) course.
If you do not already have this unit, then we recommend that you consider enrolling onto the Food Safety Supervisor (Level 1 & 2) course.
We’re here to help! Our most frequently asked questions about the Food Safety Supervisor (Level 2) course are listed below.
Food Safety Supervisor (Level 2) is designed for Hospitality workers who have already completed a Food Handling Certificate (Level 1).
If you have completed a Food Handling Certificate (Level 1) then you will have a Statement of Attainment issued by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that lists the unit ‘SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety’.
It’s important that you hold documentation proving that you have attained competency in both Level 1 and Level 2 as this could be requested by an Environmental Health Officer visiting your food business.
The Food Safety Supervisor (Level 2) course has been designed for the Hospitality industry.
Upon completion of the course you will receive a Statement of Attainment for ‘SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices’.
Food Safety First also provide Food Safety Supervisor training for the following industries:
- Health & Community
- Food Processing
- Transport & Distribution
If you require Food Safety Supervisor training in an industry that is not Hospitality please refer to our Food Safety Supervisor (Level 1 & 2) course.
Yes, this course is recognised in New South Wales and Food Safety First RTO is an approved provider of NSW Food Authority certificates.
However, if you require a NSW Food Authority certificate and you are taking our Food Safety Supervisor (Level 2) course then we will ask you to provide evidence that you have completed unit of competency ‘SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety’ within the last five years.
You must load up a copy of your Statement of Attainment issued by an approved provider and we will call the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) to check it’s validity.
The course has been designed so that you can complete it at your own pace and the duration of the course varies depending on your existing knowledge of Food Safety and your English ability.
On average, most people complete the lessons and associated quizzes within about six to eight hours. The other parts of the assessment can take anywhere between ten minutes to three hours depending on who you choose to complete your Observer Report and whether you need any extra assistance with the course content.
It’s not unusual for students to sign up and complete the course on the same day, but we do give you up to twelve months to complete everything.
Don’t forget that you don’t need to do the entire course in one go – you can log on and log off as many times as you need. Some students choose to study for half an hour each day or an hour per week until they’ve finished.
If you are concerned about the language, literacy or numeracy requirements of this course, or if you require additional support during the enrolment and course delivery process then we encourage you to contact us in order to discuss your individual needs with a student support representative.
In order to complete this course you should be able to perform everyday tasks such as:
- using an instant messenger tool
- using email at work
- responding to customer complaints
- following a recipe
If you have any concerns about whether you have the skills required to participate in this course, please contact us and we’ll be happy to discuss your requirements.