Short Courses

Basic Food Handlers

This module is essential for anyone involved in food handling, incorporating the nationally recognised unit of competency Use Hygiene Practices for Food Safety SITXFSA001.

Course Code: 29FOO

This program is essential for anyone involved in food handling. It provides the skills and knowledge required to apply good food hygiene practices within the hospitality and retail sectors.


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NorthlandTrainingCtr (9269 8400)


03 9269 8615


1 day
Total Hours: 7

Course Outline

  • food safety legislation
  • responsibility of a food handler
  • responsibility of business/organisations
  • food safety programs
  • personal hygiene
  • food poisoning
  • food allergies and intolerances
  • temperature danger zone
  • cross contamination
  • cleaning and sanitation
  • food storage
  • food preparation
  • pest control

Course Outcomes

  • Upon successful completion of this nationally recognised unit of competency participants will be issued a Statement of Attainment for:
  • SITXFSA001 Use Hygiene Practices for Food Safety

Recognising Organisations




No concession or government funding applies

Payment Options:

  • Cash - paid in person at any campus or a Skills and Jobs Centre
  • Credit Card
  • Invoice - paid by the company or job agencies


No prior knowledge or experience needed

Workplace Training

Consultancy - Training can be offered on-site or off-site

Available Sessions

Course Cancellation or Postponement

Courses with low enrolments may be cancelled or delayed. You will be notified of this 48 hours prior to course commencement.
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