Basic Food Handler

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SITXFSA005 – Use hygienic practices for food safety

NEXT COURSE STARTS >> Ongoing / Enrol anytime
DURATION >>  One day, face to face delivery
TIME >>  9am – 4.30pm
PRICE INCLUDES >>  Face to face learning experience with a qualified chef and an onsite practical assessment

LOCATION >> ITeC 1-5 Miller Street, Coniston
NOTE >> All participants must wear enclosed shoes.

Use Hygienic Practices for FOOD SAFETY

“Food handlers must be able to show they know about and understand safe food handling, food contamination, cleaning and sanitising and personal hygiene”.
Food Authority NSW 
This includes chefs, cooks, kitchen hands and in some cases baristas, and waitstaff , as well as managers and supervisors.

This entry-level certificate is suitable for staff members like you who handle food but don’t have supervisory roles. It covers essential food safety practices, including personal hygiene, temperature and pest control, and cleaning procedures. You will learn about foodborne illnesses, cross-contamination prevention, and proper storage techniques.

Our trained and qualified chef will deliver this course face to face.  The benefits of face to face learning include:

  • Hands-on experience: In-person courses offer practical demonstrations, giving you the opportunity to practice food handling techniques and receive immediate feedback from the instructor
  • Direct interaction: Face-to-face courses facilitate better communication between you and the instructor, as well as with your peers. This interaction allows for real-time discussions, questions, and sharing of experiences.
  • Networking opportunities: In-person courses provide an opportunity to network with other hospitality professionals, which can be valuable for your career growth and development.

ITeC’s Basic Food Handler course is for people handling food in cafés, restaurants, canteens, hotels, supermarkets, fast food outlets, sandwich shops, catering operations or other food retail outlets, under supervision.

In this course students will learn how to identify and control food hazards, prevent contamination of food that may lead to food borne illnesses and accurately report on food contamination incidents and hygiene hazards.

A Statement of Attainment certificate will be provided on successful completion of this course.
There are no hidden costs. $100.


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.  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.


ITeC’s Basic Food Handler Course is delivered face to face with Practical Assessment undertaken at ITeC’s premises located in Coniston, Wollongong.

ITeC will issue a Statement of Attainment forSITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety when both learning and assessments have been completed. 


One day, face to face training and assessment 9am to 4.30pm.

Cost / Payment

$100pp (*50% deposit required upon booking).
*Balance of $50 payable on the day. ITeC is permitted to cancel the course if minimum participant requirements are not met. If a course is cancelled, participants will receive a full refund of the deposit amount received. If the participant does not turn up for the workshop the deposit is forfeited.

Food handlers must comply with the requirements contained within the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.

The Tutor >>

Adriana Manfredi

Adriana Manfredi

Tutor - Hospitality & Barista

Adriana is a qualified Chef who has been working in professional kitchens for over a decade. She specialises in special occasion cakes and authentic Italian desserts at Adriana Manfredi Cakes. When she isn’t baking up a storm, Adriana can be found in our training kitchen teaching students all about the Hospitality industry.

Adriana was nothing short of an amazing, talented, knowledgeable trainer and made each and every day achievable with her warmth and wit.

Robyn Clements

Hospitality Student

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* This training may be subsidised by the NSW Government through the Smart and Skilled program.