National code: SITSS00068

    Statement of Attainment in Food Handling Skill Set

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    OverviewAbout this course

    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.

    OutcomesWhat you'll gain

    Learning outcomes

    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

    Course outcomes

    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.

    SuitabilityIs this course right for you?

    Entry requirements

    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.

    Entry recommendations

    To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

    • Good communication

    • 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.

    PathwaysFuture career and study options

    Career pathways

    Our graduates go onto roles like: entry level cafe hand, kitchen hand, school canteen volunteer and sports canteen or barbecue volunteer.

    Study pathways

    Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

    Previous study0 Courses

    Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

    The Statement of Attainment in Food Handling Skill Set does not have any pre-requisite courses.

    Further study2 Courses

    Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

    Related study1 Course

    Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

    Your experience counts

    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.

    UnitsUnits taught in this course

    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.

    • Use hygienic practices for food safetySITXFSA005

    TAFE NSW servicesFacilities and support

    TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

    • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

    • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

    • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

    • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

    • TAFE NSW Libraries

    • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

    • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

    • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

    • Student associations – get social with our student community

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