SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety (Level 1 )

Job Trainer Australia delivers the nationally recognised food unit which is an entry level requirement for food handlers who directly handle food or food contact surfaces.

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Meet your legal requirements and protect your customers with the course recommended by health inspectors and accepted by your local council.

This unit is nationally recognised and accepted in all states of Australia and covers the training requirements for the new Standard 3.2.2A Food Safety Management Tools.

★ SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety

This unit provides you with the skills and knowledge required to apply personal hygiene practices to prevent contamination of food that might cause food-borne illnesses.  

On completion of this course you will have the skills and knowledge to work hygienically within a food business and the certification to show prospective employers your commitment to food safety.

This unit applies to all tourism, hospitality and catering organisations and is the pre-requisite unit required to complete the Food Safety Supervisor unit.

You may wish to consider to up-skill and complete the Food Safety Supervisor course, purchase the Combo and save. 

National Food Safety Supervisor Combo

Why Online?

No downloading or uploading of forms!

Job Trainer Australia has developed a custom platform that is truly 100% online, no forms to download, print, complete and scan.

Results are automatically updated in your course and assessor feedback can be viewed immediately. 

Job Trainer Australia offers government approved, current and industry relevant courses across the hospitality and retail industries to help you gain a nationally recognised statement of attainment in your area of interest or work. The unit applies to all tourism, hospitality and catering organisations and is valid in all states of Australia and the hospitality, retail and tourism industries

Job Trainer Australia’s inclusive digital environment allows easy, 24/7 access to extensive learning resources giving you the flexibility to adapt your study around your lifestyle.

To support you throughout your studies we provide live chat, FAQ’s, free App , Spotify podcast and so much more.


Job Trainer Australia has developed a custom platform that is truly 100% online, no forms to download, print, complete and scan. Results are automatically updated in your course and can assessor feedback can be viewed immediately.


Enjoy the flexibility of online training. Train any time 24/7.  Job Trainer Australia provides an easy to navigate, engaging online portal. Train in your own time, at your own pace, our website offers full flexibility to fit in with your schedule. Stop and start whenever you like, our online platform will remember where you left off.


Relax, your details are safe with us, our platform has the highest encrypted SSL your details are safe and secure.


Our online platform has been created using the latest technology to enhance your experience. We have developed engaging, interactive content that depict real life events. We will challenge your thinking and provide you with strategies to handle difficult situations.

Anyone can enrol in the Job Trainer Australia Food Handler course. There are no prerequisites and no prior food handling experience or knowledge is required.

Proper food safety training is critical for a wide range food handling tasks and roles in the food industry. Whether you're just starting out or are an experienced food worker, with Job Trainer Australia Food Handler training you'll be able to:

✔  meet the Food Standards Code requirement

✔  attain nationally recognised training

✔  develop safe food handling skills

✔ As of 8th December 2023 a new Standard comes into effect Australia wide, Standard 3.2.2A. 

✔ Food businesses must ensure all Food Handlers have completed a food safety training course which is compliant with Standard 3.2.2A, or have appropriate skills and knowledge.



SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety

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This nationally recognised unit of competency provides information on the use of safe food handling practices in food handling work functions in line with organisational hygiene procedures.

The unit covers the following areas;

✔ Follow hygiene procedures and identify food hazards.

✔ Report any personal health issues.

✔ Prevent food contamination.

✔ Prevent cross contamination by washing hands.

Develop a solid understanding of food safety in the workplace

When you enrol in the official Job Trainer Australia Food Handler course, you have access to everything you need to gain a solid understanding of the basics of food safety. With Job Trainer Australia there are: 

✔  no hidden prerequisites

✔  no hidden assessment requirements

✔  no hidden fees or charges

Immediate Start 

As soon as you sign up, you have instant access to your course. As the entire training takes around 3-4 hours, some students sign up and complete the course on the same day. If you prefer to take your time, we allow 3 months to complete the course and you can start and stop as often as you like.



What you need to know about the assessment:

✔ All assessments are conducted as open book assessment (this means you can refer to your Learner Guide or review link or any other material during the assessment).

✔ You must satisfactorily complete all tasks, independently and written answers must be in your own words.

✔ No marks or grades are allocated for assessment tasks. The outcome of the task will be Satisfactory or Not Yet Satisfactory.

✔ In the event of a Not Yet Satisfactory result you will be given feedback and the opportunity to resubmit.

The following methods of assessment will be used for this unit:

✔ Skill assessment - Observations (workplace or simulated environment)

✔ Knowledge Questions using multi-choice & short answer


Students will be expected to complete the following requirements during the assessment.

Knowledge Evidence

★ Multiple-choice and short answer

Skills Evidence - Video 

★ Short video demonstrating food safety hygiene practices. Include verification procedures by providing photo ID, date of birth and your name.

Each student will undertake a Pre-Enrolment Review or LLND short test before enrolling to help confirm the proposed course is suitable. It will provide valuable information about an individual's existing skills and knowledge, language, literacy, numeracy and digital.

Assessment stage 1 - Knowledge - Multiple Choice & Short Answer.

The course is broken down into short, manageable sections designed to aid your learning.  

✩ Following each of the modules, you are required to complete a multiple-choice & short answer assessment.

✩ Each module assessment comprises of a combination of multiple-choice questions such as drag and drop, fill in the missing word. In addition, there are a number of short answer questions where you will be required to source, read and interpret information and answer in your own words.

✩ All questions must be answered correctly within each module in order to proceed.

✩ Once you have satisfactorily completed Assessment 1 – you will move onto Assessment Stage 2

Assessment Stage 2 – Skills and Knowledge – Video

✩ Our custom designed online platform allows you to directly upload your video skills demonstration from you device to your training page account with just a click of a button. 


✔ Please allow up to two (2) working days for feedback or marking of your assessment.

✔ You will be provided with 3 attempts for each assessment question, if you exceed 3 attempts you will be offered feedback. You will be required to review the learning again to reattempt the question.

✔ In the event of a Not Yet Satisfactory result your assessor will provide you with feedback. You are required to review the feedback and resubmit.

✔ Please note - Your work will only be assessed by a JTA assessor upon your submission of your video. Your video will not be used for any other purpose.

✔ Competency Conversation - if a trainer and assessor needs to clarify any aspect of your submission, they will contact you to discuss.

A Statement of Attainment is issued once you have been deemed competent in the unit.

Resources you will need for assessment stage 2:

★ Reliable internet

★ Mobile Phone 

★ Click on the Course and Assessment tab detail.

What is Standard 3.2.2A?

Standard 3.2.2A is a recent addition to the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code. This change means that from December 8, 2022, new requirements exist for food businesses across all Australian states & territories.

If your business prepares and serves food then this change affects you.

The new requirements need to be met by any business that prepares or serves food in any Australian state and territory. Standard 3.2.2A outlines the need for a food safety management system within a business, by introducing the following three tools:

★ Food Handler Training - Offered by Job Trainer Australia SITXFSA005

★ Food Safety Supervision - Offered by Job Trainer Australia SITSS00069

★ Record Management

Our Course covers the requirements of Standard 3.2.2A

The standard has defined what a Food Safety Training Course MUST contain.

A food safety training course means training in food safety that includes training in each of the following: 

a. safe handling of food; and 

b. food contamination; and 

c. cleaning and sanitising of food premises and equipment; and 

d. personal hygiene.

The food safety training course must include all of the listed topics.

Job Trainer Australia course contains the requirements and so much more, you will learn:

✩ safe handling of food

 including temperature control measures for potentially hazardous food and understanding of the temperature danger zone 

✩ food contamination

 including strategies to keep raw and cooked food separate, allergen management, food storage, and use of separate utensils and chopping boards

✩ cleaning and sanitising of food premises and equipment

including correct procedures for cleaning then sanitising, using food-safe chemicals, and/or using heat as a sanitiser

✩ personal hygiene 

including obligations for sick employees, handwashing, uniforms and grooming of hair, nails, skin, etc.

Who does this impact?

The new requirements need to be met by any business that prepares or serves food in any Australian state and territory. In Australia, food safety laws are enforced at a state and territory level.

No matter which state or territory you operate within, the new requirements of Standard 3.2.2A are more extensive than previous requirements. This means that food businesses need to take action to ensure they remain compliant as the consequences of noncompliance can be serious.

Prior to recent changes, many states and territories had their own special requirements for food handling and record keeping, these included New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory.

However, from December 8, 2022, all Australian states and territories must now comply with the requirements outlined in Standard 3.2.2A.

This also means that for the first time, those states and territories that previously had limited requirements, must now follow the new standard. This includes Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory.

What must I do to be ready before December 8?

Every business is different, Standard 3.2.2A has different requirements for different types of food-related activities. The following checklist is a good place to start:

Determine if the Standard applies to you, and which category your business falls into

★ Review your staff’s qualifications. Who needs to train or retrain?

★ Make sure you have a Food Safety Supervisor in every venue as required.

★ Get your current Food Safety Supervisors certified, or make sure their accreditations are up to date.

We are here to help you and your business. Contact us if you want to take advantage of our business solutions or if you need any more information! 

Guideance on the NEW STANDARD 3.2.2Ais available on the Food Standards Australia New Zealand website.

Penalties & Non Compliance

Enforcement of the new standard commences in 2023 and is overseen by local government. The penalties for not complying with the Food Standards Code vary depending on the severity of the violation, as well as the state or territory the business is operating in. These can include fines, suspension or cancellation of a food business licence.

Additionally, food safety incidents resulting from non-compliance can result in damage to a business’s brand and reputation, a loss of customers, and the potential for legal action by affected consumers.

Start your training now!

This fully online course can be accessed 24/7 via a interactive, custom designed learning platform with an option to train on the Job Trainer Australia free APP 

You will be able to view and interact with engaging online content moving seamlessly to your straightforward assessment which contains multiple choice, Drag and drop, fill in the missing word and case study questions.

All completed 100% online via the Job Trainer Australia custom electronic online checklist report, generated with a click of a button from your online training account.

Steps to Start

✔ Register and pay for the course.

✔ Provide the required information.

✔ Complete your online course material and complete all assessments

✔ Upon successful completion you will be awarded a statement of attainment which can be used towards a nationally recognised training course or qualification.

To speak to our support team call 

☎  1300 020 615 or 


Please note that live chat is only available is only available during normal office hours 0800 – 3pm Mon-Fri.

FAQ's In addition to these support options, our website contains many FAQs, click on the FAQs tab.

This online course is conducted online and requires basic computer skills, reading and writing skills.

As well as the use of technology to complete the assessment requirements. If you are unsure if you have the skills or equipment contact us to discuss your needs before registering.

Still not sure online training is for you? 

As part of the registration process Job Trainer Australia provides a demo which supports students ability to navigate the online platform making your experience more enjoyable.

✔ From the date and time of purchase, you have 12 weeks to complete your course.

✔ You can request an extension via our support channels which will provide additional time to complete the training.

✔ Job Trainer Australia encourages you to keep actively involved with your training, we will send you SMS alerts when we detect that you haven’t engaged with your course, we are here to support you to complete your training.


The term 'language, literacy, numeracy, and digital' (LLND) refers to core skills, learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy. These core skills are required by an individual completing this unit.

Training providers are responsible for ensuring that learners have the necessary Language, Literacy, Numeracy, and Digital (LLND) competencies for their chosen training program. This involves using assessment tools to evaluate a learner's LLND skills before enrolling them in a course. This helps ensure that learners have the appropriate level of LLND skills needed to succeed in the course, leading to better outcomes and increased confidence.

Job Trainer Australia takes this responsibility seriously and requires all potential learners to complete a short 6-question LLND assessment prior to course enrolment, to help ensure their success in the training course. 

This short assessment is not counted towards the final result, but learners are required to obtain at least 4 out of the 6 questions correct. Any identified skill gaps will prompt Job Trainer Australia to call the learner to discuss further.

By completing this short assessment, learners can be confident that they have the necessary LLND skills to succeed in their chosen course.

To complete this course, you must be able to:

Reading Skills:

Ability to read complex information such as general, regulatory and advisory information issued by local, or state and territory liquor licensing authorities, in-house policies and procedures, and specific provisions of relevant state or territory licensing requirements.

Ability to read a range of identification (ID) and proof of age documents, signage, and warning signs and wording within in-house policies and procedures.

Oral Communication:

Ability to provide information on responsible service of alcohol laws in a way that is easily understandable for customers.

Ability to speak firmly and clearly with intoxicated customers in a manner that de-escalates conflict.

Numeracy Skills:

Ability to calculate volume and number of standard drinks or samples.

Ability to determine a customer's age from date of birth on ID and proof of age documents.

Teamwork Sills:

Ability to share customer information with team members to ensure proper responsible service of alcohol practices within the organisation.


Ability to deal with hostile or uncooperative customers in a professional manner and in line with organisational procedures.

It is important to ensure that you meet these LLND requirements before enrolling into a course to ensure that you can successfully complete the course requirements.

The amount of training that is provided is described in an amount of time that we anticipate you will reasonably need to undertake this unit.

⏱This course will take 3 minutes to enrol and approximately 4 hours to complete (self-paced). This may vary from person to person, you may wish to take longer, the choice is yours.

✔ From the date and time of purchase, you have 12 weeks to complete your course.

✔ You can request an extension  which will provide additional time to complete the training.

✔ Job Trainer Australia encourages you to keep actively involved with your training, we will send you SMS alerts when we detect that you haven’t engaged with your course, we are here to support you to complete your training.

As part of our verification protocol for online training we need to make sure that the person enrolled is the person completing the training.


You will be asked to submit your approved ID at the commencement of your training and also in your assessment. Our website is safe and secure. IDs are deleted and purged periodically from our platform. Upload an image of your ID into your secure training account, this will be used to verify you prior to the issuance of a statement of attainment.


You will be required to declare that you are the person completing the training and assessment. The declaration is embedded into your training account and is easy to complete online.

Unique Student Identifier ( USI )

Unique Student Identifier (USI): You need a USI. A USI is your individual education number for life. It also gives you an online record of your VET training undertaken in Australia. Create or verify your USI in your Job Trainer Australia online training account, its easy

To get the most out of your online training, you will need the following:

✔ A valid Email account.

✔ A valid form of identification.

✔ Either a Digital camera / scanner / fax / iPhone or ability to upload documents from your files to your student account.

✔ A reliable internet connection

✔ A reliable Browser. Our platform has been optimised for Chrome

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