Food Safety and Hygiene Level 3

TGS-2022013816 FSS-FRC-3004-1.1

About This Course

SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), formerly known as the Workforce Development Agency (WDA), launched the Food & Beverage Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ) system in 2007 as the national qualifications standard for the Food & Beverage industry. With effect from 1 August 2010, Singapore Food Agency has aligned the Food Hygiene Officer course with the Food & Beverage WSQ standards, as part of government efforts to upgrade the skills of workers. To qualify as a FHO, the appointed staff member must undergo the WSQ Food Safety Course Level 3.


The WSQ Food Safety Course Level 3 is a 3-day programme inclusive of an assessment. FHOs trained under the WSQ framework will gain knowledge and practical skills in conducting checks on cleanliness, personal hygiene, and food hygiene in food establishments.


Course duration: 24 hours


Session: 3 Full Days, 9am – 6pm

Who Should Attend

Supervisors and managers working in retail and non-retail food establishments.

What You’ll Learn

Not Applicable

Course Outline

The course covers the following contents:

  • Food safety practices and regulatory requirements
  • Types of pre-requisite programmes implemented in food establishments
  • Methods used to conduct food safety and hygiene inspections/checks
  • Food safety and hygiene lapses and corrective actions
  • Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) principles and Food Safety Management System (FSMS)

Course Structure

  • Methodology

    Theory, show & tell, discussion, case study demonstration and hands-on practice

  • Assessment

    You must attain a minimum of 75% attendance in order to be eligible for the assessment. The assessments (Written and Practical) will take place over a total of 2 hours.

  • Certificate

    Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a WSQ Statement of Attainment (SOA) in ‘Food Safety and Hygiene – Level 3’ issued by SkillsFuture Singapore.

Course Fees

Full Course Fee incl. 9% GST S$ 457.80
1,2,4,6 Nett Course Fee Payable after SSG Grant, incl. GST (Singaporeans/PRs/Long Term Visit Pass Plus Holders ≥ 21 years old) S$ 137.21
3, 6 Nett Course Fee Payable after MES Grant, incl. GST (Singaporeans ≥40 years old) S$ 53.21
6, 7Nett Course Fee Payable for SMEs, incl. GST S$ 53.21

5Absentee Payroll

Absentee Payroll rate at S$4.50 per hour, capped at S$100,000 per enterprise per calendar year

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* In accordance with the Budget 2022 announcement, the GST rate will be increased from:

(i) 7% to 8% with effect from 1 Jan 2023; and

(ii) 8% to 9% with effect from 1 Jan 2024.

9% GST will apply to full payments received by SHATEC from 1 January 2024 onwards.
Full payments received by SHATEC before 1 January 2024 will have no adjustment to the 8% GST.
Please refer to for more information on the GST rate change.

1 Singaporeans and Singapore PRs, aged 21 and above, will be eligible for up to 70% SSG funding. Funding is subjected to SSG’s prevailing corporate policies and final approval.

2 Singaporeans may also utilize available funds within their Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA) or SkillsFuture Credits (where applicable) to offset total net course fee payable. All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website to choose from the courses available on the SkillsFuture Credit course directory.

3 The SkillsFuture MES is for Singaporeans aged 40 years old and above.

4 Training support will be extended to Long Term Visit Pass Plus (LTVP+) Holders with effect from 1 October 2021. The LTVP+ scheme applies to lawful foreign spouses of Singapore Citizens (SCs) with (i) at least one SC child or are expecting one from the marriage, or at least three years of marriage, and (ii) where the SC sponsor is able to support the family. LTVP+ holders will be identified with their green visit pass cards, with the word ‘PLUS’ on the back of the card.

5 SME companies are required to log-in to Enterprise Portal for Jobs and Skills to update their SME status if they have not done so. All companies will be notified to log in to the portal to declare monthly salary and hours worked per week in order to receive Absentee Payroll.

6 Companies and individuals are liable for the full course fee in the event that the SSG funding and subsidy are not approved.

7 Class commencement is subjected to minimum class size met. Public holidays are excluded, where applicable

8 Eligible companies can offset the additional out-of-pocket expenses with the SkillsFuture Enterprise Credit (SFEC). Please refer to for more information.

Payment Mode

The following payment modes are available:

  • Bank Transfer
  • PayNow
  • Credit Card
  • Internet Banking

SHATEC Institutes Pte Ltd (UEN: 198301550C) is an appointed CET Centre by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) for courses supported by SkillsFuture Credits (SFC) / funded by SSG. The funding support period for Food Safety and Hygiene – Level 3 (TGS-2022013816) is 25 May 2022 to 31 May 2025.

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