Course Reference Number: CRS-Q-0031365-FSS
WSQ Refresher Basic Food Hygiene Course
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:
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
On completion of this unit, participants will be refreshed on the knowledge and skills in Follow Food & Beverage Safety and Hygiene Policies and Procedures and be able to apply them at the workplace. These include:
Practising good personal hygiene
Using safe ingredients
Handling food safely
Storing food safely
Maintaining cleanliness of utensils, equipment and service/storage areas
Participants of the Refresher course will be required to undergo an assessment for 1.5 hours which comprises of written assessment (MCQ), practical performance (PP) and oral questioning (OQ).
All certified food and beverage handlers whom are currently working in handling and preparing food and beverage in NEA-licensed food establishment as per the above regulatory requirement.
Copy of the Basic Food Hygiene Course certificate awarded by any ONE of the following:
Singapore SkillsFuture Singapore under the WSQ framework.
National Environment Agency (NEA)
Ministry of the Environment
Note: NEA continues to recognize Refresher Food Hygiene Course certificate awarded by the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) form Oct 2010 to Jun 2014.
4.5 hours (0.5 day)
Full Course fee before SSG funding (inclusive of GST) $85.60
(after SSG funding* and inclusive of GST)
Funding Validity Period: 01 Mar 2019 to 31 Dec 2020
Upon successful course completion,self-sponsored singaporeans eligible for WTS scheme may apply for SSG TRAINING ALLOWANCE of $4.5 per hour & TRAINING COMMITMENT AWARD*
#Absentee payroll support in addition to course fee funding available for company sponsored candidates.
*Terms and conditions applies to all types of SSG fundings. More details at www.wsg.gov.sg