The course is aimed at entry-level Hospitality workers and a range of workers who regularly use and prepare food.

The course covers the practical skills and knowledge required to understand the importance of serving and storing food safely, the necessary measures for serving food to vulnerable persons and the safety requirements for commercial food operations.

Your training will focus on:

  • Personal hygiene for staff members
  • Cleaning food preparation areas
  • Correct storage temperatures
  • Dealing with high-risk food
  • Prevention measures in kitchen pest control
  • Face-to-face
  • 5 hours
  • Bendigo and surrounding Central Victoria regions

Skills must be demonstrated in an operational food preparation or service environment.

Assessment may consist of:

  • Practical demonstration
  • Written answers to questions
  • Scenario-based assessments

Students must be 15 years old or older.

All students will engage in a language, literacy, numeracy and digital literacy (LLND) activity to evaluate potential support requirements.


5 hours

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