This is a Government approved course for food handlers wanting to further their skills 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 complete your training.  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

SITXFSA002 - Participate in safe food handling practices (Release 1)
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to handle food safely in the hospitality sector 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.
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.
This course delivers the following unit:
  • SITXFSA002 - Participate in safe food handling practices
The unit applies to all organisations with permanent or temporary kitchen premises or smaller food preparation areas. This includes restaurants, cafes, clubs, and hotels; tour operators; attractions; function, event, exhibition and conference catering; educational institutions; aged care facilities; correctional centres; hospitals; defence forces; cafeterias, kiosks, canteens and fast food outlets; residential catering; in-flight and other transport catering.

Training is delivered by 5 Star Hospitality Training Pty Ltd RTO #45332
To access the student handbook please click here
Delivery:  Online + workplace assessment 
Duration: Total duration 13.5-20 hrs made up of (5-11 hours) online training and assessment plus work based task and demonstration of skills (8.5-9-hours) within the specified time limits for the course.
You will learn: 
  • Personal hygiene
  • Cross contamination
  • Food storage & temperature control
  • Cleaning, sanitation & pest control
  • Food Safety Plan, basic monitoring and record keeping
  • Role and responsibilities of a Food Safety Supervisor

How you will be assessed

The online course is delivered in 5 short sections with an assessment quiz after each section.
Section 1: Typical workplace tasks
Section 2: Supervisors and food safety programs
Section 3: SimHotel - Receipt of goods - interactive simulation
Section 4: SimHotel - Food preparation
 - interactive simulation
Section 5: SimHotel - Hold, sell, display - 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 the required tasks being completed 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
  • SITXFSA002 - Participate in safe food handling practices

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*
*Not sufficient on it's own for recognition for the NSW Food Safety Supervisor qualification. For the NSW Food Safety Supervisor course click here. 

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