Over 360,000 hospitality businesses around Australia keep their customers safe by serving food that’s free from contamination. Learn how to prepare, handle, store and serve food in commercial kitchens that meet high food hygiene standards.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Develop high-quality food hygiene practices
Prevent food contamination when preparing and packaging food
Make sure fresh produce and perishable items are safe to eat
Identify food hazards that may affect the health and safety of customers and communities
Deliver excellent hygiene standards to avoid penalties and fines
Report unsafe practices that breach hygiene procedures
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
The ability to identify food hazards that may jeopardise the safety of yourself and others
The skills to handle, prepare, store and serve food that's safe for customers to eat
The confidence to prevent food contamination by cleaning and sanitising equipment, surfaces and work areas.
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
An interest in the hospitality industry
A love of food and working in a kitchen
An interest in being part of a team
A desire to understand hygiene standards
Appropriate attire for a commercial kitchen such as leather closed-toe shoes, long sleeves and trousers
If obtaining a food safety supervisor certificate is your goal please see our 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 or barbecue volunteer.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Statement of Attainment in Food Handling Skill Set does not have any pre-requisite courses.
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.
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