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SITSS00068 Food Handling Skill Set


Next intake Ongoing 2023
LocationsGeelong City Campus
Duration Part-time: 2 Days

Course description

This course provides participants with the appropriate knowledge required when undertaking employment in a hospitality or retail food handling area. Participants who attend the training sessions and successfully complete the assessment tasks throughout the training will be issued a Statement of Attainment for SITXFSA005 – Use Hygienic Practices for Food Safety that complies with Victorian Government Food Safety Programs and Local Council food premises requirements relating personal hygiene and food contamination.

Possible career outcomes

Hospitality related roles including food and beverage attendants, bar staff, kitchen staff, food delivery drivers, canteen staff, pop up food venues, sandwich bars and food related retail operations such as supermarkets and delicatessens. 

Applications & attendance

How to apply

  1. Follow our instructions for how to apply for a course.
  2. Apply online by selecting an intake from the Applications & attendance table below.

If you need help, visit Customer Service or request application support via email.
Submission of an application does not guarantee a place in the course.

2023 Ongoing
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 21 Jun 2023
Close: 13 Dec 2023 
BlendedDates listed under Additional Att Info
Part-time: 2 Days  Apply  


Students may need to complete some self-paced learning and assessment activities outside class time. This will be different for each course and will depend on a student’s level of skill and experience.

Class days and times in the above table are indicative. Prior to course commencement, changes may be necessary. Follow the link for more information on Attendance mode definitions. When you submit your application, please make sure you answer all the questions. Only successful applicants with complete applications will receive an offer. We issue offers as soon as possible. Follow the link for more information on Offer timing.

Many courses have limited places and high demand. We may close an intake before the date above. We recommend you apply early. If student numbers are insufficient we may cancel an intake or a course.

Additional attendance information

Course delivery

Online interactive activities and videos, followed by quizzes.

The course can be undertaken at your own pace and takes approximately 4hrs to complete the online component. Once the online components are completed you can book an on campus session with an assessor for your final practical assessment (1 hour). You can expect to complete your final practical assessment within ten working days from completing your online component.    

On campus assessment days

Term 4 - 1hr assessment – min. number 5

Date Time
Monday 30th October 10.00am
Tuesday 14th November 5.00pm
Monday 4th December 10.00am
Tuesday 12th December 5.00pm

    • You must reside in Victoria to access Victorian Government Subsidised Fees and any incentive such as Free TAFE. Full fees apply to all non-Victorian residents.

    Pre-training review

    Each student must complete a pre-training review as part of their application. The outcome of your pre-training review assists our teachers and trainers to better understand your capabilities prior to training and enables you to be matched to the right program. Your literacy and numeracy skills will be evaluated and you may be required to undertake a separate assessment. Follow this link for more information about literacy and numeracy skills .

    In order to prepare for your LLN, you may wish to attempt some practise tests in which you will find similar questions (with solutions too). These practice tests are not VSL approved but may be similar in question type and level of difficulty to what may be asked in the VSL approved LLN. Click here for practice tests. Please note, the VSL approved LLN cannot be resat within 3 months of undertaking it.

    Selection mode

    Core Code Hours
    Use hygienic practices for food safety SITXFSA005 15


    Please note that the listed electives are delivered by The Gordon but you may not need to complete all of these units to successfully complete this qualification. If you have previously completed any of the units of competency relevant to this course, you may be eligible for Credit Transfer (CT). Any previous relevant experience may qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Find out more about CT or RPL here.

    Assessment is based on:

    • Practical demonstration of skills and role play
    • Written answers the verify knowledge
    • Feedback and questions with trainer during the course.

    This course is eligible for Free TAFE!

    Eligible Victorian students who elect to use their one Free TAFE opportunity will not incur any tuition fees. Material and resources fees still apply. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

    FeesRateUnitIndicative Course HoursIndicative Tuition Payable by StudentMax. Indicative Government Subsidy Total
    Concession Tuition AUD $0.95 per hour 15 AUD $14.00 AUD $49.00
    Standard Tuition AUD $4.75 per hour 15 AUD $71.00 AUD $49.00
    Full Fee Tuition AUD $8.00 per hour 15 AUD $120.00

    Add the costs below to your relevant tuition fee

    Materials AUD $35.00 Once


    All fees and charges are correct at time of publication but may change without notice. The student tuition fees are indicative only. Additional fees may apply. Where GST is applicable to any courses or materials, the fee displayed is inclusive of the GST.

    Which fee will I pay?

    Your fees will be charged according to your eligibility for government funding. For more information, visit our Fees & Payments pages.

    Fee help and student loans

    VET Student Loans are available for eligible students for tuition fees ONLY.
    The current years maximum VET Student Loan Course Cap is $

    Payment plans may be available for eligible students who need assistance to manage their fee payments.

    Many Gordon courses offer pathways to higher qualifications within The Gordon and in some cases, to university degrees. Your Gordon course may provide credit points which could reduce further study time. Follow the link to find more information about pathways, or contact Customer Service.

    Date published: 20/11/2023 4:16:16 PM