Follow Food and Beverage Safety and Hygiene Policies and Procedures (Refresher) (SSF)

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:


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 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).

Who should attend?

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.

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.

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.

Mode of Delivery

Practical and Assessment

Course Fee

Full Course fee before SSG funding
$85.60 (inclusive of GST)


0.5 Day(s) (4.5 Hrs)

Nett Fee (after SSG funding* and inclusive of GST) (Effective from 1 July 2020)

Funding Validity Period: 01 Mar 2019 to 31 Dec 2020

After 90% funding
(capped at $25/hr)
After 80% funding
(capped at $17/hr)
Applicable for :

- Singapore Citizens
- Aged 40 years and above

Company Sponsored #
- SMEs: Singapore Citizens /PRs
- Non-SMEs: Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above
Applicable for :

- SingaporeCitizens/PRs
- Aged 21 years and above

Company Sponsored #
- Non-SMEs:
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 years/PRs

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*

 #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

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