Food handlers must have the skills and knowledge that they need to handle food safely as they carry out the work that they are responsible for. They do not need skills and knowledge for other jobs in the business. For example, in a catering business, someone who makes sandwiches will need skills and knowledge that are quite different from the skills and knowledge needed by someone who does the cleaning for the business.
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All students who are competent in SITS00050 Food Handling will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment.
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety
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.
Certification requirements apply at a state and territory level to individuals involved in food handling. Certification in some States relies on the achievement of SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety.
Food safety legislative and knowledge requirements may differ across borders. Those developing training to support the unit must consult the relevant state or territory food safety authority to determine any accreditation arrangements for courses, trainers and assessors.