Learning Outcomes

This Nationally Recognised course, which replaces and is equivalent to SITXOHS002A – Follow Workplace hygiene procedures, provides the essential skills which will assist anyone who handles food to understand:

  • The requirements and responsibilities of safe food handling
  • What hygiene hazards are and how they can be identified
  • What procedures need to be followed to eliminate potential hygiene hazards
  • The importance of reporting health issues and unhygienic practices
  • How to prevent food contamination and cross-contamination.
Unit of Competency:

SITXFSA001 Use Hygienic practices for food safety

Important note: A Third Party Report must be submitted once the course is finished. It will be used, along with the in-course assessments, to deem competence for this Unit of Competency.

To meet the Third Party Report requirements, the participant will need access to a commercial or training food preparation area, bar or kitchen, where a supervisor, employer or someone with appropriate food preparation experience will have to observe and comment on the participant’s use of hygienic practices and relevant skills and knowledge while performing a range of food handling tasks.

The course is not complete until the Third Party Report has been submitted and shows the participant is competent for the Unit. The Third Party Report must be submitted within 12 months of course enrolment; submission does not ensure competence.

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Topics Covered:

  • Hygiene Requirements
  • Hygiene Hazards
  • Hygiene Procedures
  • Reporting Health Issues
  • Preventing Food Contamination

Looking for the Food Safety Supervisor Qualification? You’ll need to complete both:

  • SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety
  • SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices

Click here for information and to enrol in the entire Food Safety Supervisor’s course if you haven’t done either Unit mentioned above.

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Course Cost

$40 (GST free)


2 hours plus assessments



Intended for

Anyone who handles food, comes into contact with food, or is near food at their workplace, or anyone who through their actions or inaction at work could contaminate food.


A Statement of Attainment will be issued for the Unit of Competency SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety after being deemed competent having successfully completed all relevant online components.

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