As Victorian hospitality businesses start to emerge from coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, hospitality employers and workers need to ensure they can safely reopen and engage with customers.

Helping our clients through this time has shown us that you'll need the right systems and skills in place. So that your customers, your staff and yourself have the confidence to be operating.

AVTES is now offering a range of online short courses to help hospitality businesses and workers understand and implement your COVID plan and meet your legislative requirements.

  • Meet your obligations and legislative requirements
  • Create customer assurance
  • Build a confident and capable team
  • Affordable accredited online programs

Learn how to ensure your hospitality business is COVID Safe in this video. 

Infection Control Skill Set

The Victorian Government has developed accredited training to help staff manage the ongoing risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the workplace.

This online Infection Control  Training is specifically for workers who handle food. It will help hospitality businesses to safely open and ensure their customers and workforce are protected.

This course is available for free to eligible hospitality employers and workers. Learn about eligibility at the Victorian Skills Gateway. If you are not eligible, you are still able to complete the unit by paying an enrolment fee of $400.

Register to complete Infection Control Training below. We'll check your eligibility to access the course for free and let you know. 

Find out more about the Infection Control Skill Set (Food Handling) here.

Food Handler Certificate

Food Safety Training is part of your legislative requirements as a hospitality business operator.

Food Handler Certification is required for anyone who directly handles food or food contact surfaces.

This includes chefs, kitchen hands, caterers, food and beverage attendants and sometimes front office staff.

This Food Handler course covers the accredited unit SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety.

How long since your staff did their food safety training?

While this training doesn’t expire, it is highly recommended that this be refreshed. Given the current importance of food hygiene and general hygiene now is a great time to update your food safety training.

Find out more about Food Safety Training here.

Food Safety Supervisor

All hospitality businesses require a designated Food Safety Supervisor who has overall responsibility for your Food Safety Plan.

Food Safety Supervisor Certification is required by Victorian regulations for all organisations handling and serving food.

Food Safety Supervisors must hold a certificate with the accredited units;

  • SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety, and
  • SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices.

Who is your designated Food Safety Supervisor?

With the current importance of food hygiene, now is a great time to update your food safety plan and knowledge.

Find out more about Food Safety Training here.

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