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Food Safety Course Level 1 (Refresher)

Course Reference Number: TGS-2017501211


The Singapore Food Agency (SFA), together with SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), have revised the Follow Food & Beverage Safety and Hygiene Policies and Procedures course (also known as Basic Food Hygiene Course) and renamed it as Food Safety Course Level 1 under the TSC name of Food Safety and Hygiene Level 1.


Thus, with effect from 30 November 2020, the Refresher Basic Food Hygiene course is now known as Food Safety Course Level 1 (Refresher).


The Refresher Basic Food Hygiene course was introduced in October 2010 by National Environment Agency (NEA) to raise the standard of food hygiene in food establishment. The refresher training is to ensure sustained awareness on good hygiene practices by food handlers. With effect from 1 October 2014 as per regulatory requirement, all certified food handlers are required to undergo the Refresher Food Hygiene course as per the following table:


Refresher Training


1st refresher training

By 5th year from the Basic Food Hygiene Course (BFHC) passed date.

2nd  and subsequent refresher training

Every 10th year from last Refresher course passed date.


This applies to food handlers who completed their Basic Food Hygiene Course and Refresher Food Hygiene Training before and after 1st October 2014

Course Objective

On completion of this unit, participants will have the knowledge and skills in Food Safety and Hygiene and be able to apply them at the workplace. These include:


The course will cover the following lessons and five topics:

Topic 1: Practise good personal hygiene

Topic 2: Use safe ingredients

Topic 3: Handle food safely

Topic 4: Store food safely

Topic 5: Maintain cleanliness of equipment and premises


At the end of the course, participants will be required to undergo an assessment for 1.5 hours which comprises of practical performance (PP), written assessment which consist of Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQ) and Short Answer Questions (SAQ).


Learners of “Food Safety Course Level 1 (Refresher)” will be awarded a Statement of Attainment for Food Safety and Hygiene Level 1, after they have sat for the Assessment and be certified Competent. To fulfil the assessment requirement on safety and hygiene, Learners are encouraged to come for the training neatly attired with tidy hair and clean fingernails.


( If you don't meet the compulsory must, you might be sent back to change attire)

Compulsory Must Do's

  • Wear Covered Shoes / Sneakers with socks
  • Wear Long/Full Pants
  • Have Clean, Short, Trimmed Nails
  • Tie up Medium/Long Hair neatly

Who should attend?

Any person who is planning to handle and prepare food and beverage in SFA-licensed food establishment i.e. Kitchen Managers, Supervisors, Chefs, Sous Chefs, Cooks, Kitchen Assistants, Food Stall Assistants and all food and beverage handlers.

Pre-requisite for taking the Refresher Food Hygiene Course

Copy of the Basic Food Hygiene Course certificate awarded by any ONE of the following:

Singapore SkillsFuture Singapore under the WSQ framework.

Singapore Food Agency

Note: SFA continues to recognize Refresher Food Hygiene Course certificate awarded by the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) from Oct 2010 to Jun 2014.

Minimum Entry Requirement

No formal qualification - Participants should have the ability to converse, read & write in English.

Mode of Delivery

Practical and Assessment
Medium of instruction: English / Tamil translation / Malay translation.

Course Fee

Full course fee before SSG funding
$86.40 (Incl. of 8% GST) valid until 31 Dec 2023 $87.20 (Incl. of 9% GST) valid from 1 Jan 2024

Miscellaneous Fees
(Incl. of 8% GST) valid until 31 Dec 2023

Admin Fee for Absent and Reschedule: $10.80

Admin Fee for Make-up Session for Partial Absent, Appeal & Re-assessment: $21.60

Miscellaneous Fees refer to any non-compulsory fees which the trainees pay only when applicable. Such fees are normally collected by Eduquest when the need arises.

Fees indicated are per pax and not per proforma invoice or invoice.


0.5 Day(s) (4.5 Hrs)

Trainer : Learner Ratio


Nett Fee after SSG’s Course Fee Funding

Funding Validity Period: 01 Mar 2019 to 31 Dec 2024

TypeCategory of Individuals
Singapore Citizens, Singapore Permanent Residents and Long Term Visit Pass Plus (LTVP+) holdersEmployer-sponsored and self-sponsored Singapore Citizens aged 40 years old and aboveSME-sponsored local employees (i.e Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents)
Funding Source
SkillsFuture Funding (Baseline) SkillsFuture Mid- Career Enhanced Subsidy SkillsFuture Enhanced Training Support for SMEs
Up to 50% of Course FeesUp to 70% of Course FeesUp to 70% of Course Fees
Course Fee$80.00$80.00$80.00
SkillsFuture Funding$40.00$56.00$56.00
Nett Fee Payable (Before GST)$40.00$24.00$24.00
GST (8% x $80.00) valid until 31 Dec 2023$6.40$6.40$6.40
GST (9% x $80.00) valid from 1 Jan 2024$7.20$7.20$7.20
Final Amount Payable (Incl. of 8% GST) valid until 31 Dec 2023$46.40$30.40$30.40
Final Amount Payable (Incl. of 9% GST) valid from 1 Jan 2024$47.20$31.20$31.20

(For Local Employers) More about SFEC https://www.skillsfuture.gov.sg/sfec

 * Self-sponsored individuals must be at least 21 years old.

Upon successful course completion,self-sponsored singaporeans eligible for WSS scheme may apply for SSG TRAINING ALLOWANCE of $6 per hour, capped at 180 training hours per WSS eligibility year & TRAINING COMMITMENT AWARD*

The WSS trainees need to register for PayNow linked to NRIC (not mobile number) in order to receive the WSS training allowance.

 #Absentee payroll support in addition to course fee funding available for employer-sponsored candidates.
 *Enhancements to Workfare Skills Support (WSS).
 *Terms and conditions applies to all types of SSG fundings.More details at www.tpgateway.gov.sg

Upcoming schedules
8th Dec 2023 Eduquest West Campus (Jurong East) English REGISTER
9th Dec 2023 REX House (Near Little India MRT) English REGISTER
11th Dec 2023 REX House (Near Little India MRT) English REGISTER
12th Dec 2023 REX House (Near Little India MRT) English REGISTER
12th Dec 2023 REX House (Near Little India MRT) Translation in Tamil REGISTER