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SITSS00050 Food Handling

Gain the necessary skills to handle or serve food in any type of food outlet. Provides students with the skills to work in the hospitality industry. You will learn how to apply good hygiene practices within a wide range of service industry operations. You will also learn how to follow predetermined procedures, including identifying and controlling various hazards in the workplace - so as to ensure that yourself, customers and work colleagues are not exposed to preventable health risks.



Food handlers must have the skills and knowledge that they need to handle food safely as they carry out the work that they are responsible for. They do not need skills and knowledge for other jobs in the business. For example, in a catering business, someone who makes sandwiches will need skills and knowledge that are quite different from the skills and knowledge needed by someone who does the cleaning for the business.


What will I learn?

  • Food handling & hygiene
  • Food hazards
  • Contamination prevention



Online delivery only.



All students who are competent in SITS00050 Food Handling will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment.


Units of Competency

SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety



Achievement of this unit provides credit towards qualifications in tourism, travel, hospitality, events, holiday parks and resorts in the SIT Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package.


Licensing/Regulatory Information

Certification requirements apply at a state and territory level to individuals involved in food handling. Certification in some States relies on the achievement of SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety.

Food safety legislative and knowledge requirements may differ across borders. Those developing training to support the unit must consult the relevant state or territory food safety authority to determine any accreditation arrangements for courses, trainers and assessors.

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