SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety

SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety

Upcoming Short Courses

Date Time Location Available Spaces
11 July 2024 10:00 am – 04:30 pm Sir John's Bar 20
24 July 2024 09:00 am – 03:30 pm Zoom 25
17 August 2024 09:00 am – 03:30 pm Zoom 20
11 September 2024 09:00 am – 03:30 pm Zoom 21
19 October 2024 10:00 am – 04:30 pm Sir John's Bar 15
27 November 2024 09:00 am – 03:30 pm Zoom 19
13 December 2024 09:00 am – 03:30 pm Zoom 19

SITXFSA005 Use Hygienic Practices for Food Safety

This Food Safety course (SITXFSA005 Use Hygienic Practices for Food Safety) is suitable for all food handlers in the hospitality industry. Preparing and handling food hygienically is essential for ensuring food is safe to eat. An understanding of hygienic practices ensures both personal and food hygiene is observed in food handling. These practices prevent food poisoning from occurring and are essential for any role working with or near food.


  • cleaning and sanitising
  • food handling
  • temperature control
  • personal hygiene
  • pest control
  • waste disposal
  • how to implement these practices in the workplace.

Access to a kitchen is required to complete some of the activities during class.

This course is nationally recognised and satisfies the requirements from the unit of competency SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety from the Hospitality Training Package. Upon successful completion students will be issued a Statement of Attainment for this unit. Ideal for those seeking work in the hospitality industry.

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Course Fees

Fees are inclusive of all materials.

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Depending on your individual circumstances, this course may be tax deductible.

Full Fee $88.00
Concession $83.60
MSA+ $79.20

MSATPD has partnered with Platinum Staffing to assist our hospitality students find work.


Come Join Our Team! Platinum Staffing is looking for an active and passionate candidate to work with us as a Food & Beverage Attendant.

Platinum Staffing is a family-owned hospitality staffing agency based in Melbourne that can offer you ongoing casual jobs and career opportunities. We are looking for a range of F&B Attendants, Bartender’s, Bussies, Wait Staff, Cashiers and Baristas

Client Profile: Our Clients are some of Melbourne’s most prestigious venues, sporting events, and well-known hospitality/catering businesses with reputations for their first-class services. A 5-stars quality service is expected while working in our clients’ events or venues, as we strive to provide the highest standard to their customers.

Shifts available 24/7 at Southbank Venues including Bars, Nightclubs, Banquets and Restaurants. With other opportunities at Flemington / Caulfield / Moonee Valley Racecourse, AAMI Park, Festivals, Sporting Events and more!

Job Description: Work in a fun, fast paced environment with a can-do attitude. To be successful in this job, you should be flexible with your roles throughout the shift as you might either have a customer facing role or a back of house role. You will be responsible for directly or indirectly creating a refreshing and memorable experience for the guests from the minute they arrived until they leave. In addition to this, prior work experience as Floor Staff, an all rounder or a similar role will be an added benefit for the candidate.

What You Need:

  • Current Victoria RSA
  • Proven work experience as a F&B Attendant or a similar role in the Hospitality industry.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritise tasks.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Willingness to work flexibly which includes night shifts, weekends, and holidays.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills.
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision.

What We Offer You:

  • Above Award rates and flat rate of $37.18 per hour are available Monday to Sunday in Southbank venues
  • Fun and social work environment
  • High quality uniforms (freshly laundered in selected venues)
  • Meal cards on shift for Buffet meal breaks in selected venues
  • Opportunities for further training and development within the hospitality sector
  • Easy access to public transport and nearby car parks
  • Staff gatherings and other team benefits
  • Build your own roster, work on the days you want and at the venues that suit you

If you’re seeking an exciting new opportunities and believe you have the skills and experience required to excel as part of our team, please submit your current resume to

More Info:

An opportunity to join the industry leading front of house team at Shane Delia’s flagship restaurant, Maha. Maha is one of Melbourne’s most stunning dining rooms where guests experience our signature Middle Eastern inspired dishes in a luxurious setting.

The Role

We believe in delivering memorable experiences and exceeding expectations, and as a member of our wait staff, you will be on the frontline providing attentive, warm, and humble service to our guests. We are a tight knit team where every member is more than just a number and we believe in helping our team develop both professionally and personally.


Why Maha?

Becoming a part of the Maha family means you are joining an established brand that is focused on making sure its people have opportunities to learn and grow both professionally and personally. We are a tight knit team where every member is valued as more than just a number..

Our team enjoy:

–        Genuine opportunities for career development including at our exciting new CBD venue opening this Spring

–        Bi-weekly in-house training sessions covering a broad range of topics

–        Visits to our suppliers in their own backyard, including wineries, breweries, distilleries, farms, and foraging trips

–        The opportunity to undertake WSET qualifications

–        Generous staff discounts at all Delia Group venues so that they can experience what we do from a guest’s perspective

–        Mentoring, support and guidance to help them achieve their goals

–        Our annual staff awards party where we recognise outstanding performance


Who are you?

–        You have a passion for hospitality and making sure guests feel special

–        You love to elevate a customer experience to the next level

–        You are a team player who is honest, hardworking, humble, and accountable

–        You take what you do seriously and are focused on learning and growing

–        You thrive in a fast paced, busy environment and embrace a challenge


What next?

If this sounds like the role for you and you think you could be our next front of house superstar then send us your resume today!

Josette Frost

Josette Frost has spent more than 20 years passionately immersed in many areas of the food and hospitality industry. Highly proactive with experience in team leadership, daily planning and operations. A highlight of her career was as Personal Assistant to cookbook publishing icon Julie Gibbs at Penguin Books. Other achievements include time spent as NSW sales manager for Phillippa’s Bakery; freelance work with Australia Gourmet Traveller Magazine; and Business Development for Pepe Saya Butter.

Josette is also part of the team at Straight To The Source, as a Senior Project Coordinator. They bring together and champion the people, products and food-growing regions behind Australia’s favourite food and drinks.


Melanie Pope

Melanie is a creative food scientist! She has demonstrated strength in her training and assessment of the Food Safety training, product development, quality assurance, commercialisation of products, interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively within cross-functional teams. Melanie has extensive experience and a passion for working with people who have a disability and learning difficulties.

Melanie is an excellent communicator, with presentation skills which make it easier for students to learners.


Richard Hands

Richard currently manages the Sir John’s Bar at Monash University in Clayton and has over 20 years experience in hospitality ranging from cafes, pubs, clubs, 5* hotels, high end restaurants, cocktail bars and private members bars. He has been trained by master sommeliers/blenders, leading industry experts on spirits, beers and liqueurs, world renowned cocktail bartenders, Michelin starred chefs and has undertaken a number of courses and programs to develop his skills and knowledge within the industry. In London he was a trainer for Match Bar Group and Gaucho restaurants for a number of years where high expectations were placed on students and trainers. He has also opened venues and consulted for hospitality businesses here in Australia.

The SITXFSA005 Use Hygienic Practices for Food Safety certificate does not expire, and you do not need to do a refresher.

6 hours

Computer, Smartphone or Tablet with camera and microphone. Notepad and pen. You will need a Unique student identifier to complete this course. click here if you need to apply for a USI.

Access to a kitchen is required to complete some of the activities during class.