Food Handling

Course Description

This course is for people handling food in a café, restaurant, school canteen, hotel, supermarkets, fast food outlet, sandwich shop, catering operations or other food retail outlets, under supervision.

This course is appropriate for cooks, chefs, caterers, kitchen stewards, kitchen hands, bar and food and beverage attendants, and sometimes room attendants and front office staff.

This course is self-paced where participants can learn in their own time.

Units of Competency

  • SITXFSA001 – Use hygienic practices for food safety

A Statement of Attainment to individual participants who successfully complete the requirements of the unit of competency and have a valid Unique Student Identifier (USI)

For more information on each of the units issued please go to

Course Content

  • Correct storage temperatures
  • Dealing with danger foods and avoiding contamination
  • Personal hygiene for staff members
  • Cleaning food preparation areas
  • Prevention measures in the kitchen pest control

Prerequisites and Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for Self-Paced learning

  • Computer skills such as web navigation and basic typing
  • Access to a computer or tablet with an internet connection
  • Access to a video recording device – a smart phone works well
  • Access to an operational food preparation environment

Delivery Method and Duration

Self-Paced Online

Our Self-Paced Online course is best suited for participants who wish to be able to study in their own time

Participants will be required to complete the  self-paced online learning module including theory assessment will in total will take around 3-7 hours to complete depending on experience. You can logout and login  Participants will then be required to upload evidence of using hygiene practices for food safety within a workplace. This may be, video recordings of them partaking in food handling or a supervisor report.

You will have 4 weeks from the time of enrolment to complete all activities. After 4 weeks, your course will be locked out.

This learning method doesn’t necessarily suit all learning styles however our team is here to reach out in support.

Participant Responsibilities

Participants shall be required to complete an online enrolment process including providing a valid USI. Participants must provide photo ID to verify their identity. Participants shall be required to complete the entire online course and complete all assessment activities.

For additional Participant Responsibilities, refer to the Participant Handbook.

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