This program is designed to provide you with the skills involved in food handling and a practical approach to hygiene principles and practices. Food handlers require those skills to comply with the requirements contained within the Australia/New Zealand Food Standards (ANZFS) Code.
This program achieves one unit of competency in the Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery (SIT40516).
|Qualification:||Statement of Attainment - training in Basic Food Hygiene [extract from SIT40516]|
|Duration:||Part time one semester (approx. two hours a week). Self-paced independent learning online and compulsory workshop at CIT.|
|Likely Job Outcome:||This program will provide participants involved in food handling a practical approach to hygiene practices and principles.|
|Application Type:||Register Your Interest|
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Core - complete 1 subject
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety
CIT Code: OHSS457 Cost: $30.00 Description:
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to use personal hygiene practices to prevent contamination of food that might cause food-borne illnesses. It requires the ability to follow predetermined organisational procedures and to identify and control food hazards.
The unit applies to all organisations with permanent or temporary kitchen premises or smaller food preparation or bar areas.
This includes restaurants, cafes, clubs, hotels, and bars; 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.
It applies to food handlers 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.
Food handlers must comply with the requirements contained within the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.
In some States and Territories businesses are required to designate a food safety supervisor who is required to be certified as competent in this unit through a registered training organisation.
Food safety legislative and knowledge requirements may differ across borders. Those developing training to support this unit must consult the relevant state or territory food safety authority to determine any accreditation arrangements for courses, trainers and assessors.
|Certificate IV||Commercial Cookery SIT40516|
|Certificate III||Commercial Cookery SIT30816|
|Statement Attainment training||Supervising Food Safety [extract from SIT40516]|
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