Offering Info

Statement of Attainment in Food Handling

  • National Course Code: SITSS00050
  • TAFE NSW code: SITSS00050-V01-22OTE-028

Location – TAFE Digital


Self paced



Course Start Date


Study Commitment

6 Hours per week


1 day

  • Nationally Recognised Training

Course Details

The nationally recognised Statement of Attainment in Food Handling will equip you with the fundamental food hygiene practices crucial to any commercial kitchen environment. Use your skills as a kitchen hand in a caf or embark on a study pathway to build your expertise in the hospitality industry.


Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, 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


Develop the personal attributes to help you get ahead:

  • A collaborative nature and enjoy teamwork
  • Effective communication skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • The ability to work in a high pressure environment


Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally accredited Statement of Attainment
  • A strong pathway to continue your studies
  • Specialist skills that will enhance your career opportunities


Take your career further with a TAFE NSW hospitality pathway:

  • Certificate I in Hospitality
  • Certificate II in Kitchen Operations
  • Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

Considering another study pathway? Discover the full range of TAFE NSW courses on offer.

Career opportunities:

  • Entry level cafe hand
  • Kitchen hand
  • School canteen volunteer
  • Sports canteen/barbeque volunteer

This course is superseded.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.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

There are no entry requirements for this course. You can enrol today.


To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you have:

  • Effective communication
  • 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.

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.


With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • To demonstrate skills in some assessments. This may involve participating in roleplays which may be video recorded and the video submitted for marking.
  • To use adult colleagues, friends or family members who are available and willing to participate in assessment role plays that are recorded and submitted for marking.
  • Recording equipment such as a camera or smart phone.

Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.


This is a self paced, online course. You must attend approximately 6 hours of class.

Your enrolment is valid for 12 months, you study in your own time at your own pace.

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

An individual training plan will be provided when you enrol in this course. Your plan will outline the recommended study timetable.

This training is not subsidised by Government funding. There are no fee exemptions, concessions or subsidies available for this course.

Payment of course fee must be made PRIOR to commencement of learning activity.


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Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

Core Units
Number Title
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

This skill set is for food handling personnel working in tourism, hospitality and catering organisations with permanent or temporary kitchen premises, and smaller food preparation or bar areas.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

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Course Location

TAFE Digital
Phone 131 601

Fees information

We understand that many students are confused by different fees for similar courses, and want to reassure you that studying with TAFE NSW won't damage your hip pocket.

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