About the Course
In most states, the certificate you earn from completing courses HLTFSE001, HLTFSE005, and HLTFSE007 expires five years from the date of issue. To become a Food Safety Supervisor in Australia, you must complete a nationally accredited Food Safety Supervisor course.
In the Community and Health services sector, having a Food Safety Supervisor is a legal requirement. Similarly, it is required for supervisors to undergo refresher courses to continue overseeing the safe handling of food in community, healthcare, and early childhood education settings.
Having a Food Safety Supervisor is a legal requirement for all food businesses in certain states and territories of Australia (New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Australian Capital Territory). This is to ensure the quality and consistency of food safety practices at food businesses and to minimise the risk of food-borne illnesses. FSS certificates expire 5 years from the date of issue – your expiry date is printed on each certificate. To be issued with a new FSS certificate, you are required to undertake a refresher course.