Online Food Safety at Work | genU Training | RTO 5553 Online Food Safety at Work | genU Training | RTO 5553
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Online Food Safety at Work will give you the skills and knowledge to comply with food safety standards, identify food hazards, prevent food contamination, and manage personal hygiene standards.

All food businesses in Australia are now required to comply with Food Safety Standard 3.2.2A. This standard specifies that food handlers must be trained in food safety principles.

You will learn how to avoid food contamination and lower the chances of food-related illnesses, how to follow established organisational procedures and how to recognise and manage potential food related risks and hazards.

Online Food Safety at Work includes the following nationally accredited unit:

  • SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety

On successful completion, learners will receive a Statement of Attainment for all accredited units.

Day 2 will include a practical assessment that you will complete via Zoom. You will be required to make a sandwich, plate up a cake or slice, make a fruit salad topped with yoghurt and serve the items, demonstrating that you can handle and prepare food according to food safety regulations and HACCP principles. You will need to provide suitable equipment and food to complete this assessment (see more detail in Course Requirements).



When you study with genU Training, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen course.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course. You can apply for this course now.

Study requirements

During your study, you will need to meet specific requirements that are necessary for you to complete your course work and be successful:

  • Students will need to demonstrate that they have the appropriate language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills.

Equipment requirements

You will need the following equipment and food for your practical assessment:

  • Hand washing basin
  • Warm water
  • Liquid soap
  • Paper towel
  • Hands free rubbish bin
  • Butter spreading knife
  • Vegetable peeler or knives
  • Knife for cutting/slicing ingredients
  • Serving dishes and cutlery
  • Gloves
  • Tongs
  • Butter or margarine
  • Bread or a wrap or a roll
  • Tomato/avocado/lettuce
  • Cheese
  • A meat product (for example, ham or chicken)
  • A cake or muffin or slice
  • A variety of fresh fruit
  • Yoghurt

Workstation setup

You will need a quiet space for study that has stable internet connection. You will also need:

  • Web camera, microphone and speakers
  • Smartphone
  • Earbuds or headphones
  • Zoom video conferencing software

Please note: You will need to turn your camera and microphone on, as required when using video conferencing.

What will you learn?

  • Learn about personal hygiene and cleaning practices to prevent contamination of food
  • Develop the skills to identify and control food hazards
  • Understand relevant food safety laws, standards and codes
  • Develop skills using hands-on food preparation techniques.

Australian residents can access this course via our full fee for service rate.

Fee For Service
$AUD 200.00 (per person)

Course costs may vary subject to location and equipment requirements. A genU Training staff member will assist you in determining your course fees prior to enrolment.

For full details of genU Training’s course fees please view our Fees & Charges page.

genU Training offers Online Food Safety at Work, in the following format:

Virtual Training Room: Study in real time online with instructor-led sessions via video conferencing.

2 days: 11:30am – 4.00pm (AEDT)

Time zones: Local state time zones are observed.

Please select your preferred course location and date from the list below.

Click the Apply button and complete the online application. Once we receive your application, our Customer Enquiries Team will contact you to progress your application and advise of next steps. You can find out more about the application process.

If you need support to complete your application, we are happy to help. Simply call 1300 582 687 or contact us online.

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