This course describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to handle food safely during the storage, preparation, display, service and disposal of food. It requires the ability to follow predetermined procedures as outlined in a food safety program.
The course applies to all organisations with permanent or temporary kitchen premises or smaller food preparation areas. This includes:
- restaurants and cafes
- and hotels
- tour operators
- function, event, exhibition and conference catering
- educational institutions
- aged care facilities
- correctional centres
- defence forces
- cafeterias, kiosks, canteens and fast food outlets
- residential catering
- in-flight and other transport catering.
Safe food handling practices are based on an organisation’s individual food safety program. The program would normally be based on the hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) method, but this unit can apply to other food safety systems.
It applies to food handlers who directly handle food during the course of their daily work activities. This includes cooks, chefs, caterers, kitchen hands and food and beverage attendants.
Food handlers must comply with the requirements contained within the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.
In some States and Territories businesses are required to designate a food safety supervisor who is required to be certified as competent in this unit through a registered training organisation.
Food safety legislative and knowledge requirements may differ across borders. Those developing training to support this unit must consult the relevant state or territory food safety authority to determine any accreditation arrangements for courses, trainers and assessors.
Course Dates & Times
Shepparton - Fryers Street
Friday 14th February, 1.30pm to 4.30 pm, 1 x 3 hour session / 2020
Friday 22nd May, 1.30pm to 4.30 pm, 1 x 3 hour session / 2020
Tuesday 18th August, 5.30pm to 8.30pm, 1 x 3 hour session / 2020
Friday 27th Nov, 1.30pm to 4.30 pm, 1 x 3 hour session / 2020
Wallan - High Street
Wednesday 4th March, 2.30pm to 5.30pm, 1 x 3 hour session / 2020
Tuesday 19th May, 2.30pm to 5.30pm, 1 x 3 hour session / 2020
Wangaratta - Docker Street
Thursday 16th April, 1.30pm to 4.30 pm, 1 x 3 hour session / 2020
Thursday 29th Octoberl, 1.30pm to 4.30 pm, 1 x 3 hour session / 2020
The student tuition fees as published are subject to
change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees
and charges are correct at time of publication for 2020 and may change
Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:
- Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
- E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text
books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some
specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Bookshop. A full
list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course
information session or during the pre-training review Interview.
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Students must hold SITXFSA001 Use Hygienic Practices for Food Safety as a prerequisite for this course.
Course Study Units
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Please note: Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review. This will consider your:
- Aspirations/career goals
- Educational attainment and capability
- Literacy and numeracy skills
- Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
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Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification. There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.
You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking. You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:
- Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
- Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
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