This is a Government approved course for food handlers in the hospitality sector.  Combining online learning and work based assessment this food handling course is the fastest and most convenient way for you to get your food handler's certificate.  After completing your Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment, purchase your training in just 2 minutes and complete the course at your own pace within the specified time limits provided on the course purchase page. Workplace assessment is required.  

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What you will learn

This food handling course is for food handlers in the hospitality sector who directly handle food or food contact surfaces such as cutlery, plates and bowls during the course of their daily work activities.  This includes cooks, chefs, caterers, kitchen stewards, kitchen hands, bar and food and beverage attendants, and sometimes room attendants and front office staff.
This skill set is made up of the following unit:

  • SITXFSA001 - Use hygienic practices for food safety
This unit applies to all organisations with permanent or temporary kitchen premises or smaller food preparation or bar areas.

Training is delivered by 5 Star Hospitality Training Pty Ltd RTO #45332
To access the student handbook please click here.
Delivery:  Online + work based assessments.
Duration: 5-11 hours online training and assessment plus work based task and demonstration of skills (8.5-9-hours) to be completed within the specified time limits provided for the course. 
You will learn: 
  • Personal hygiene
  • Cross contamination
  • Food storage & temperature control
  • Cleaning, sanitation & pest control

How you will be assessed

The online course is delivered in 4 short sections with an assessment quiz after each section.
Section 1: Introduction to food safety
Section 2: Understanding contamination
Section 3: You and your workplace
Section 4: SimHotel - Practice your skills - interactive simulation

Video demonstration of skills - click here for details
Supervised work (min of 8 hours) in a suitable food preparation environment - click here for details. 


  • Students must successfully complete a LLN test to confirm the ability to effectively undertake the course
  • This program has been designed to be delivered through on-line delivery. Students must have the ability to access to a computer, a video recording device (smart phone) and the internet to complete this course.
  • To complete this course you will be required to complete:
    • 5-11 hours of online learning and assessment.
    • Video assessment. This can be completed by uploading videos of you completing the required tasks while in the workplace or via a 30-60 minute live video conference with your trainer/assessor from your workplace - click here for details
    • 8-hours of supervised work in an operational food preparation environment. The workplace supervisor must complete an observation report detailing the student's practical skills and sign a declaration that the student has completed the required tasks and that the workplace has the equipment and resources required for assessment - click here for details.

Learning Outcome

A statement of attainment for the nationally recognised unit of competency
  • SITXFSA001 - Use hygienic practices for food safety

Pathways Information

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.


Unique Student Identifier From 1 January 2015 if you are undertaking nationally recognised training delivered by a registered training organisation you will need to have a reference number called a Unique Student Identifier (USI). More information is available at .

Roles and quality assurance

5 Star Online Training Pty Ltd RTO #45332 (also trading as 5 Star Hospitality Training and 5 Star Retail Training) is responsible for delivering the training and assessment that you will receive.   Based on you achieving these requirements 5 Star Online Training is responsible for issuing you with a valid statement of attainment.

Valid state requirements

This qualification will be valid in the following states:
  • Victoria
  • Queensland
  • Northern Territory
  • Western Australia
  • South Australia
  • Australian Capital Territory 
  • Tasmania
  • New South Wales

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