Food Safety Course Level 3


Mode of Study:
In-person delivery

21 hours (3 full days)

Course Timing:
Day 1 to Day 3: 9am – 5.30pm

Available Intakes:
Please click here for course dates.

Registration closes 1 week before course commencement.

Shatec Institutes Pte Ltd,
21 Bukit Batok Street 22, Singapore 659589


1 Orchard Spring Ln, Level 5, Singapore 247729


Important Notice:
From 1 October 2023, participants who are attending SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG)'s funded courses must take their attendance digitally via the Singpass App for attendance-taking for both physical classroom and synchronous e-learning courses.

To ensure seamlessness of attendance-taking, participants are encouraged to download the Singpass App on their mobile phones (with a camera) or tablets (with a camera) and set up their Singpass accounts (if this was not done previously) before their respective courses start.

Participants are to bring their devices with the installed Singpass App for each session.

Course Description

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.

Who Should Attend

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

Course Structure


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


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.


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 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 Fees

Course Fee wef 1 Jan 2023

Self-Sponsored/ 6Non-SME


Full Course Fee incl. 8% GST

S$ 453.60

S$ 453.60

1,2,4,6Nett Course Fee Payable after SSG Grant, incl. GST (Singaporeans/PRs/Long Term Visit Pass Plus Holders ≥ 21 years old)

S$ 136.08

S$ 52.08

3, 6Nett Course Fee Payable after MES Grant, incl. GST (Singaporeans ≥40 years old)

S$ 52.08

S$ 52.08

5Absentee Payroll

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

* 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.

  • 8% GST will apply to full payments received by SHATEC from 1 January 2023 onwards.
  • Full payments received by SHATEC before 1 January 2023 will have no adjustment to the 7% GST.

Please refer to for more information on the GST rate change.

1Singaporeans 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.

2Singaporeans 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.

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

4Training 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.

5SME 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.

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

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

8Eligible 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:

  • SkillsFuture Credit
  • Bank Transfer
  • PayNow
  • Credit Card
  • Internet Banking
  • PSEA

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.

Contact Details

Contact Number:
6415 3504 / 514 / 561 / 590

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