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Short Courses


Compliance requirements in your hospitality business? What about specific skill needs? Either way, Short Courses are the answer!

Short courses include both accredited and non-accredited courses. See below for further information on the types of short courses we offer at AVTES.

We want training to be easy for you so we offer the following;

  • Training for individuals or groups
  • At your workplace or our training rooms or online

If you have any questions, or would like something tailored especially for you, we can do that, just let us know.

Accredited Short Courses

Please Note: These are online courses 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 or Big Sur). 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.

Food Handling

SITSS00050

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

Food Safety Level 2

FS Level 2

This course is a nationally accredited unit - SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices
This course is for food handling personnel or food safety supervisors working in tourism, hospitality and catering organisations. This unit alone may not meet the food safety supervisor legislative requirements of all states as requirements may differ across borders.

Food Safety Supervision

SITSS00051

This course is the nationally accredited units - SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety and SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices 
The course is suitable for designated food safety supervisors (as required by state regulations) within organisations who have overall responsibilities for the implementation of the Food Safety Plan. This includes cooks, chefs, caterers, kitchen hands and food and beverage attendants.

Responsible Service of Alcohol

SITSS00055

This course is a nationally accredited unit - SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol

This course equips individuals to serve alcohol responsibly. Certification requirements apply at a state and territory level to individuals involved in the sale, service and promotion of alcohol in licenced premises. Certification in some States relies on the achievement of SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol.

This course covers Victorian specific requirements and is approved by the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR), which allows those who complete the course to work in licensed venues in Victoria.

Infection Control Training


This course is a nationally accredited Skill Set - HLTSSO0066 Infection Control Skill Set (Food Handling)

This short course provides hospitality staff with the skills and knowledge to identify and manage the ongoing risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) infections. The course is recommended for any individual working in a hospitality business or business where food handling occurs such as food delivery services, mobile food trucks, aged care facilities, school and sporting club canteens, galleries and conference venues, and cookery classes.

Who should do this course?

As Victorian businesses start to emerge from coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, hospitality employers and workers need to ensure they can safely reopen and engage with customers. This short course will help hospitality staff identify and manage the ongoing risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) infections. This course is recommended for any individual working in any function within a hospitality business or business where food handling occurs such as food delivery services, mobile food trucks, aged care facilities, school and sporting club canteens, galleries and conference venues, and cookery classes.

What does the course cover?

In this course staff will learn how to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 to colleagues, customers and suppliers. Participants will learn a range of skills, including:

  • Hand hygiene practices
  • Effective surface cleaning
  • Use of personal protective equipment
  • Disposal of contaminated waste
  • Hazard identification, control and reporting
  • Appropriate protocols and responses in the event of an incident
  • Knowledge regarding the basis of infection and transmission

After completion of the training, staff will be able to confidently:

  • follow standard and additional precautions for infection prevention and control
  • identify infection hazards and assess risks
  • follow procedures for managing risks associated with specific hazards.

How long does the course take?

Training and assessment is delivered on-line, over 4 weeks, beginning the day you commence your course. The course is mainly self-directed, with a trainer available via email during normal business hours to assist you. As part of the assessment for this course you are required to submit a video recording of yourself.

What certification will students get?

All participants that complete the course will receive a Statement of Attainment for the unit.


Skills training for hospitality staff


Skills training is a great way for your hospitality business to address specific skill gaps or needs within your business. These training programs aim to increase your profits and team effectiveness.

These short courses are not accredited. All participants receive a Certificate.

  • Food Safety Refresher (tailored to your needs)
  • Selling At The Table (workshop)
  • Hospitality Leadership Project (workshop series)
  • Hospitality Marketing Program (coaching program)