Food Handling

Food Handling Skill set

This course includes the nationally accredited unit SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety. This unit is required by anyone who directly handles food or food contact surfaces, including chefs, kitchen hands, caterers, and food and beverage attendants should complete this course.

Please Note: This is an online course delivered via an online learning platform and as such has technology requirements and support limitations. You are responsible for and must have access to these requirements to do this course. We strongly recommend if you do not have access to the technology requirements, are unsure of or inexperienced with using a web based platform such as those used in online learning environments you should not enrol in this course. This course has a specified duration as noted in the course information and fees are payable at enrolment. You can view our online service standards here.

Technical requirements

To complete this course you will require access to a computer that has a recent operating system (eg: Windows 10). In addition you will need access to the internet and Google Chrome web browser. YOU CANNOT COMPLETE THIS COURSE ON A MOBILE PHONE. This course also requires you to have good to excellent digital capability with experience using web-browsers and navigating within web-based platforms as this course is solely delivered in an on-line format. You will enrol on-line and access a web based learning platform through our student portal to undertake the course which will be communicated to you via email upon successful enrolment.

Available Support

Support with an experienced Trainer is available via email should you need help with the course work or assessment requirements. Unfortunately, general IT support and troubleshooting is not part of our course support and if needed will be your responsibility to source.

Who should do this course?

Anyone who directly handles food or food contact surfaces such as cutlery, plates and bowls during the course of their daily work activities. This includes cooks, chefs, caterers, kitchen stewards, kitchen hands, food and beverage attendants and sometimes room attendants and front office staff. This course applies to all tourism, hospitality and catering organisations with permanent or temporary kitchen premises or smaller food preparation or bar areas.

What does the course cover?

This is mostly a theory based course.The unit covers the skills and knowledge required to use personal hygiene practices to prevent contamination of food that might cause food-borne illnesses in the preparation and provision of food products and services to customers and the general public.

How long does the course take?

This is a self-paced online course and can be completed at your own pace. However, it must be completed within 4 weeks from commencement. The time needed to complete this course is 4-8 hours depending on your past experience and learning ability.
Please note: your 4-week enrolment period begins upon enrolment.

This course has 3 assessment requirements.

  1. eQuiz - self marking test
  2. Short Answer Questions - questions requiring written responses
  3. Logbook – to record safe food handling practices
What certification will students get?

Participants that complete the course will receive a Statement of Attainment for the unit with the wording This unit of competency from the SIT Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package provides a set of skills to work hygienically when handling food. Please note that certification requirements apply at a state and territory level to individuals involved in food handling. Food safety legislative and knowledge requirements may differ across borders.

Cancellation of enrollment
Please note that you will be charged the full enrolment fee upon enrolment.
Should you wish to cancel your enrolment prior to commencing course work a cancellation fee of $50 will apply.
Should you wish to cancel your enrolment after commencing any course work there is no refund payable.

Please note: your 4-week enrolment period begins upon enrolment.

Upcoming Programs

Name Course Start Date Course End Date Cost
Food Handling - 2023 $120.00