Food Handling

Nationally Recognised Training

Food Handling

Statement of Attainment
Unit of Competency: 
SITXFSA001 – Use hygienic practices for food safety

This unit provides skills and knowledge required to use personal hygiene practices to prevent contamination of food that might cause food-borne illnesses.

The unit applies to all organisations with permanent or temporary kitchen premises or smaller food preparation or bar areas, including:  restaurants, cafes, clubs, hotels, and bars; tour operators; attractions; function, event, exhibition and conference catering; educational institutions; aged care facilities; correctional centres; hospitals; defence forces; cafeterias, kiosks, canteens and fast food outlets; residential catering; in-flight and other transport catering.

It applies to food handlers who directly handle food or food contact surfaces such as cutlery, plates and bowls during the course of their daily work activities, including:  cooks, chefs, caterers, kitchen stewards, kitchen hands, bar, and food and beverage attendants, and sometimes room attendants and front office staff.

Assessment

The assessment tools for SITXFSA001 – Use hygienic practices for food safety consist of:

  1. Knowledge Assessment (conducted online)
  2. Third Party Observation Report (completed by an ‘Observer’)

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the unit, learners will have the skills and knowledge required to use personal hygiene practices to prevent contamination of food that might cause food-borne illnesses.

Payment

  • Payment is not made at the time of enrolment, an invoice will be issued.
  • Payment in full must be received prior to your Third Party Observation Report being marked.

Enrolment

  • To enrol, a valid email address is required
  • During enrolment, acceptance of the following terms and conditions is required:
    • I declare that the information I have provided is, to the best of my knowledge, true and correct; and
    • I declare that I will be the person undertaking the training and assessment; and
    • I have reviewed and accept the terms and conditions as provided in the Student Handbook.

Note:  All courses have a time limit of 3-months from the date of registration for training and assessment to be completed.

Competency

Prior to issuance of your Statement of Attainment for SITXFSA001 – Use hygienic practices for food safety, you are required to provide evidence that you have satisfactorily gained the required skills and knowledge to use personal hygiene practices to prevent contamination of food that might cause food-borne illnesses.

This is an ungraded, competency-based assessment.  You will be assessed as performing ‘Satisfactory’ or ‘Not Yet Satisfactory’ on each assessment.

To satisfactorily complete your training, you must demonstrate 100% competency for the:

  • Knowledge Assessments (Online)
  • Third Party Observation Report (Completed by an ‘Observer’)
  • Authenticity Video/Identification (Submission)
  • Knowledge Assessment Verification (Telephone)

Resources

  • Student Handbook – download from website or student portal
  • Student Training Manual – download from student portal
  • E-Learning Materials – view online via link from student portal
  • Online Assessments – complete from student portal
  • Third Party Observation Report – download from student portal

Technical Requirements

  • Valid email address
  • Computer or internet capable phone/tablet with:audio/video/video-capture/webcam; and
  • PDF reading capability