All food handlers need to know how the work they do can affect the safety of the food. The Club Training Australia Hygiene for Food Handlers online training course gives students the necessary skills in food safety and food hygiene matters.
This ensures compliance with the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code Standard 3.2.2 Food Safety Practices and General Requirements: food businesses must ensure all food handlers in the food business have the skills and knowledge they need to handle food safely.
People who handle food refers to anyone who is involved in any activity that involves food, or surfaces likely to come in contact with food. This means people involved in food:
- Preparing - such as chopping, cooking, thawing.
- Delivering and transporting.
- People who clean tableware and equipment that comes in contact with food.
What you will learn from this course
- Obligations of food handlers under current legislation.
- Correct ways of food handling and storage.
- Potential hygiene risks.
- Correct methods of cleaning and sanitising.
- Standards of personal hygiene for food handlers.
- How to reduce the risk of food-borne illness (food poisoning).
In Queensland a food business must ensure that persons undertaking or supervising food handling operations have the following skills and knowledge:
- Skills in food safety and food hygiene matters, and
- Knowledge of food safety and food hygiene matters.
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to apply good hygiene practices within a range of service industry operations. It requires the ability to follow predetermined procedures, identify and control simple hazards and take particular hygiene measures to ensure the non contamination of food and other items that might put customers, colleagues and self at a health risk. Food safety is nationally legislated by the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 which provides for the operation of a statutory authority known as Food Standards Australia New Zealand. The Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the Code) developed by this authority contains an individual standard for food safety practices. A large component of that standard deals with the health and hygiene of food handlers. This unit of competency complies with the legislative requirements for food safety and hygiene practices as outlined in the Code.
The Club Training Australia Hygiene for Food Handlers (HYG) online training course meets the requirements of the AQTF and contains the following elements.
Element 1 - Follow hygiene procedures and identify hygiene hazards.
- Access and follow hygiene procedures and policies correctly and consistently according to organisation and legal requirements to ensure health and safety of customers and colleagues.
- Identify and report poor organisation practices that are inconsistent with hygiene procedures.
- Identify hygiene hazards that may affect the health and safety of customers, colleagues and self.
- Take action to remove or minimise the hazards within scope of individual responsibility and according to organisation and legal requirements.
- Promptly report hygiene hazards to appropriate person for follow up where control of hazard is beyond the scope of individual responsibility.
Element 2 - Report any personal health issues.
- Report any personal health issues that are likely to cause a hygiene risk.
- Report incidents of food contamination that have resulted from the personal health issue.
- Do not participate in food handling activities where there is a risk of food contamination as a result of the health issue.
Element 3 - Prevent food and other item contamination
- Maintain clean clothes, wear required personal protective clothing and only use organisation-approved bandages and dressings to prevent contamination to food.
- Ensure that no clothing or other items worn contaminate food.
- Prevent unnecessary direct contact with ready to eat food.
- Do not allow food to become contaminated with any body fluids or tobacco product from sneezing, coughing, blowing nose, spitting, smoking or eating over food or food preparation surfaces.
- Maintain the use of clean materials and clothes and safe and hygienic practices to ensure that no cross-contamination of other items in the workplace occurs.
Element 4 - Prevent cross-contamination by washing hands.
- Wash hands at appropriate times and follow hand washing procedures correctly and consistently according to organisation and legal requirements.
- Wash hands using appropriate facilities.
Is the online Hygiene for Food Handlers training course accepted in all Australian states and territories?
Yes! The Club Training Australia Hygiene for Food Handlers (HYG) online training course meets the requirements of the Australian Quality Training Framework and is a nationally recognised unit SITXOHS002A Follow Workplace Hygiene Procedures. This online training course meets the requirements of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code Standard 3.2.2 Food Safety Practices and General Requirements.
How long will it take to complete my course?
Allow approximately three (3) to four (4) hours to complete your Hygiene for Food Handlers online training course.
How much does the course cost?
The Hygiene for Food Handlers online training course is $35 which includes access to the Club Training Australia Learning Management System for six (6) weeks, support from our qualified trainers and assessors, a nationally recognised course certificate upon successful completion.
How long do I have to complete my online course?
From the time of enrolment, you have six (6) weeks to complete your Hygiene for Food Handlers online training course.
English is my second language, will I have difficulties understanding the learning materials?
Our qualified trainers and assessors have years of experience helping students from all over the world. Sometimes just having something explained over the phone makes the difference. Phone our Helpdesk on 1800 653 266 or (07) 3878 7291.
What type of certificates will I receive when I finish my online Hygiene for Food Handlers training course?
You will receive a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment for the unit SITXOHS002A Follow Workplace Hygiene Procedures. This Statement of Attainment fulfils the requirements of Food Handling training (mandatory when working in Food Businesses in Queensland).
How long before I receive my certificates?
As soon as you successfully complete your Final Assessment, you can generate your Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment. So no messy emails getting lost in your spam filter. Download and print your certificates and start working immediately.
On successful completion, each student will receive the nationally recognised SITXOHS002A Follow Workplace Hygiene Procedures Statement of Attainment.
Nationally Recognised Training
The Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF) is the national set of standards which assures nationally consistent, high-quality training and assessment services for the clients of Australia’s vocational education and training system.