This course incorporates nationally recognised unit SITXFSA001 – Use hygienic practices for food safety.
This course provides skills and knowledge required to use personal hygiene practices to prevent contamination of food that might cause food-borne illnesses when preparing and/or serving of food in hospitality facilities such as restaurants, cafes, hotels, event venues or caters. It requires the ability to follow predetermined organisational procedures and to identify and control food hazards
Participants will learn how to:
- Follow hygiene procedures
- Identify food hazards
- Report any personal health issues.
- Prevent food contamination.
- Prevent cross-contamination by washing hands.
Who is this course for?
Food handlers must comply with the requirements contained within the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.
This course is for any food handlers who directly handle food or food contact surfaces such as cutlery, plates and bowls during the course of their daily work activities in hospitality facilities. This includes cooks, chefs, caterers, kitchen stewards, kitchen hands, bar, and food and beverage attendants, and sometimes room attendants and front office staff.
There are no prerequisites to undertake this course.
A range of assessment methods may be used to assess the practical skills and knowledge of participants required for food safety including multiple choice questions, role plays/ scenarios, quizzes or oral questioning to assess the knowledge component of this course.
For skills component of the assessment, participants are required to demonstrate use of safe food handling practices in food handling work functions in line with organisational hygiene procedures on at least three occasions in an operational food preparation area, ie either in an industry workplace or a simulated industry environment.
Participants are required to submit a Third Party Report (completed by your nominated workplace supervisor for example) to meet this requirement which will be used to assess participant’s competency in this course. You can access the third party report form by logging into your student account.
Upon successful completion of the course, participant will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment.