Food Handling Skill Set


7 hours in 1 days


Course over 1 day:

9.00am to 4.30pm 

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 (PTR) and Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Quiz  (the link will be sent upon booking)

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


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 when sending back your signed Enrolment form 

PDF Download

Safe Food Handling Short Course.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 SITSS00068 Food Handling Skill Set. 

SITXFSA005 Use Hygienic practices for food safety 

Materials to Bring

Photo identification (including your date of birth).

Pen and notepaper.

Dress Code

Neat Casual

Please wear closed in shoes (no sandals or thongs) 


Places Remaining
Date 01 Jul 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
South West TAFE - Warrnambool Campus, 197/202 Timor St, Warrnambool VIC 3280, Australia
Places Remaining



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 successful completion, you’ll receive credit and certification for the following accredited unit from SIT30821 - Certificate III in Commercial Cookery. 

SITXFSA005 - Use hygienic practices for food safety

After achieving the unit SITXFSA005 Use Hygienic Practices for Food Safety (Safe Food handling short course) learners could extend their skills by enrolling in SITHFAB002 Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol or SITXFSA002 Participate in Safe Food Handling (Food Safety for Supervisors). Learners could progress into SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality either as a trainee or on campus or SIT30816 Certificate III Commercial Cookery on campus or apprentice.

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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