Food Hygiene

KeySkills Training: Food Hygiene - image of washing hands

SITXFSA001 - Use Hygienic Practices For Food Safety 
As part of the SIT Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package

                         Australian Qualifications Framework       

Food business operators are required by law, to ensure that food handlers receive appropriate supervision and training in food hygiene in line with their work activity and should enable them to handle food safely.

Training your staff and managers in hygiene best practices is an important step to developing a culture of food safety. Failing to do so increases the risk of food contamination and the public’s poor health. In turn, this can lead to customer dissatisfaction, potentially huge legal costs and the loss of your good reputation and market share.

Contact KST to discover how our food hygiene training can help you avoid problems, ensure your regulatory compliance, and protect consumers.


This course is also known as the Food Handlers Certificate Course.

On successful completion of this course, you will be issued with a Statement of Attainment.
  • SITXFSA001 - Use Hygienic Practices For Food Safety 

Personal hygiene practices apply to all personnel operating at all levels within the hospitality and retail food industry.

This course provides the skills and knowledge to follow predetermined hygiene procedures, to identify and control simple hazards and take particular hygiene measures to ensure the non-contamination of food.

Food safety is nationally legislated by the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 which provides for the operation of a statutory authority known as Food Standards Australia New Zealand. The Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code, (the Code), developed by this authority contains an individual standard for food safety practices. A large component of that standard deals with the health and hygiene of food handler’s, customers, colleagues and self.

Who should do this course:
  • Kitchen hands
  • Cooks
  • Chefs
  • Catering staff
  • Food and beverage attendants
  • Housekeeping and laundry staff
  • Sandwich hands
  • Cafe and fast food outlet cooking crew
  • Owner-operators of small business catering operations or retail food outlets
  • Tour operators


There are no prerequisites for this course.
Course Content
  • Food legislation and regulations
  • Identifying hygiene hazards and risk
  • Personal health issues and reporting
  • Contamination
  • Procedures including handwashing, pest control and cleaning
  • Food poisoning
Course Assessment

This course encourages discussion and interaction through group exercises. Competency is assessed both through written and oral activities and by successfully completing a written assessment at the conclusion of training. The assessments are conducted in English.
Key Skills Training provides access to learning support services and resources to assist participants to achieve the course learning outcomes. If you believe that you may have difficulty completing the assessment due to English being your second language, or you have literacy or numeracy issues, please contact us prior to undertaking the course so we can assist you with preparation.
Course Commencement
You must arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled start time for registration and ID checks.
The course closes for entry 10 minutes after the scheduled start time. If you are more than 10 minutes late you will not be admitted and a rescheduling fee of 50% of the full course fee applies to book another course date.
USI Requirement

From 1st January 2015, all Registered Training Organisations (RTO’s) throughout Australia are required to collect Unique Student Identifiers (USI) from persons enrolling in VET training. 

A student will require a USI prior to obtaining their Statement of Attainment from the training organisation where they are undertaking the study.

You can create your USI at it only takes 5 minutes. Please bring your USI with you when you attend your training course.

Course  Duration
6 hours

You will need to bring

Some form of valid photo ID such as a Drivers Licence, Passport, Photo Card etc. USI number, black pen.



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