Safe Food Handling


7 hours


Please refer to the dates tab on our website for upcoming dates or 'Register your Interest' to be notified of more upcoming dates as they are published.

Upon your booking, you will be required to complete the following before class:

- A Pre-Training Review and LLN (the link will be sent upon enrolment)

- Online reading and quiz

You must complete the above before attending class. You will not receive any certification until both online and practical components are completed.

All bookings must be made at least 5 days before the class commencement date.


Enrolment Requirements:

- You must complete a compulsory pre-training review and language, literacy and numeracy quiz (PTR/LLN) before attending class.

Prior to your enrolment a PTR/LLN review will be conducted with you to confirm that the course you are seeking to enrol into meets your individual needs. The link will be emailed to you upon your booking. Failure to complete the pre-training review before class will incur a $20 administration fee for a booking cancellation or transfer.

- You must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) to enrol in an accredited course. You can apply or get more information at

- Photo identification (including your date of birth) must be provided at the training

PDF Download

SWTAFE_ShortCourse_Brochure_Safe Food Handling.pdf

What You Learn

How quickly does food go off;

How do you deal with danger foods;

Do you know how to correctly store food in a bain-marie;

Why shouldn’t you re-freeze foods;

How long can  food stay out of the chiller;

When should you wash your hands;

Does your premises comply with current Healthy regulations;

Can you work when you are sick;

What are sanitisers and how do you use them; and

What is HACCP.

What You Get

The appropriate qualification to work in a food handling environment. 

Knowledge of (introductory) food contamination;personal hygiene, food hygiene, cleaning, sanitising and pest control.

Upon successful completion, you’ll also receive credit and certification for the following accredited unit from SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality:

SITXFSA001 - Use hygienic practices for food safety

Materials to Bring

Photo identification (including your date of birth).

Pen and notepaper.

Dress Code




Gain a food handling qualification

Victoria’s food industry is strictly governed by a set of regulations, including the Food Act 1984. Anybody who works with food or runs a food-related business needs to be familiar with the relevant standards. This short course is designed around these standards to meet the requirements of the Food Act 1984.

Successful completion of this course will make you appropriately qualified to work in a food handling environment.



Upon enrolment, you will be sent a link to complete a compulsary Pre-Training Review and LLN Robot.

You will also be required to complete online reading and a quiz before attending class.

All bookings into the Safe Food Handling short course must be made atleast 5 days prior to the class commencement date. Certification will only be issued upon completion of both online and practical components.


Upon successful completion, you’ll receive credit and certification for the following accredited unit from SIT30616 - Certificate III in Hospitality:

SITXFSA001 - Use hygienic practices for food safety

Enrolment Requirements

A Unique Student Identifier - you must have a USI when you enrol. You can apply for a USI online or get more information at

To study any nationally recognised training in Australia, you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Your USI links to an online account that contains your training records and all results for any training you’ve completed after 1 January 2015. With a USI you’ll always have easy access to your training records and results – this will simplify applying for jobs or enrolling in further study.

You will also need photo identification (including your date of birth).

Student Support

At South West TAFE we’re here to help you complete your studies happily and successfully.

From the moment you start thinking about course options until you finish, you’ll have access to a range of student support options, covering enrolment, education, social and personal issues, including:

  • Education Pathway Officers who can help you with information sessions, fee payment options, TAFE and university pathways, career pathways and campus tours

  • A DHHS registered Disability Support Team

  • Koorie Liaison Officer

  • Student Wellbeing Officer supporting your personal and social needs

  • Library and Research Centre

  • Bookshop supplying a range of textbooks and stationery

  • Student Learning Support including literacy and numeracy

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