Short Courses

Food Safety Package

Melbourne Polytechnic is offering the Food Hygiene for Handlers SITXFSA001 and Food Safety Supervisors SITXFSA002 as a package. Food Hygiene for Handler's program is essential for anyone involved in food handling, providing the skills and knowledge required to apply good food hygiene practices within the hospitality and retail sectors. Food Safety Supervisors short course will take you through the role of the Food Safety Supervisor in your workplace and assist you in implementing the food safety plan required by your local council. This package is offered ONLY online.

Course Code: 29FOO

Participants will be supplied with an email link to the online training system after enrolling. The email will include your login details for the website. Your training and assessments have to be completed by 1st November 2018. Through the online access you will have access to reading/study material for each unit. Training support is available via email.


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Hospitality Conference Centre Restaurant and Café
03 9269 8615

Course Outline

  • Food Hygiene for Handlers Topics include:
  • 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
  • Food Safety Supervisors Topics include:
  • Understanding federal, state and local government food safety legislations
  • How to calibrate use and clean a temperature probe
  • Responsibility of a food safety supervisor
  • Consequences of failure to observe food safety policies and procedures
  • Risk of harm to high risk customer groups
  • Food safety programs
  • Hazard analysis
  • Critical control points
  • Record Keeping (food safety records)

Course Outcomes

  • Upon successful completion of these Nationally recognised units of competency participants will be issued a Statement of Attainment for:
  • SITXFSA001 Use hygiene practices food safety
  • SITXFSA002 Safe food handling practices

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

Assessment Methods

Each course has assessments: There is 3 assessments requiring completion.


PLEASE NOTE: To successfully complete the Food Safety Supervisors course you are required to have access to a fully equipped industry food preparation environment, such as a commercial kitchen using a range of equipment. A third party report is required from a food safety supervisor to validate your skills and knowledge relating to the elements of the unit SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices.

Workplace Training

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

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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