Learn safe hygiene practices and correct food handling procedures that are key to a career in the hospitality industry. Develop the skills you need to work in a high energy commercial kitchen as a kitchen hand in a café, school or sports canteen.
This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Follow and practise correct hygiene procedures
Identify hazards that may jeopardise the safety of yourself and others
Understand responsible personal health and hygiene protocol and report any health concerns
Prevent food contamination by safely using and cleaning equipment
Maintain the quality of perishable items
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A nationally accredited Statement of Attainment
A strong pathway to continue your studies
Specialist skills that will enhance your career opportunities
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
An interest in the hospitality industry
The ability to work with others
If obtaining a food safety supervisor certificate is your goal please see The Statement of Attainment in Food Safety Supervision which is also offered at TAFE NSW. This course does not qualify you to receive a Food Safety Supervisor certificate. A Food Safety Supervisor certificate is required by NSW law for all food businesses, including hospitality or retail.
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: Entry level cafe hand, Kitchen hand, School canteen volunteer and Sports canteen/barbeque volunteer
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.
The Statement of Attainment in Food Handling does not have any pre-requisite courses.
Advance your skills to take your career to the next level
The Statement of Attainment in Food Handling does not have any post-graduate courses.
Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
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