SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety

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SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety

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 for 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.

This course is nationally recognised and satisfies the requirements from the unit of competency SITXFSA001 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.

Hospitality courses available at MSA Training ad Professional Development

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From the 14th of September MSA Training and Professional Development will cease offering the superseded SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety, and commence delivering the SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety.

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


Platinum Staffing is currently seeking vibrant, enthusiastic and motivated casual Food and
Beverage Attendants (Bartenders, Wait Staff, Barback/Bussie). Basic beer, wine, spirit knowledge is preferred not essential, cocktail knowledge/experience a bonus.

This role would suit someone who can work weekend nights – mostly Friday and Saturday late nights with possible opportunities on weekdays and day shifts.

What we offer you:
• Award wages
• Working with Melbourne biggest entertainment complex & prestige clients
• Fun and social work environment (different venues within the complex)
• High quality uniforms
• Opportunities for further training and development within the hospitality sector
• Easy access to public transport and nearby car parks

Email your resume and expression of interest to or click
the links below to apply according to your experience.


Wait Staff:



Recruitment form

Melanie Pope

With a Bachelor of Applied Science in Food Science and Technology, Melanie teaches Food Safety at MSA Training and Professional Development by drawing upon her industry experience. Melanie’s bright personality makes her an engaging trainer who is capable of passing her passion onto her students.


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


Josette Frost


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.


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Class Schedule

Course CodeDayStart DateEnd DateTimeLocation
222FOODG1WedAug 10thAug 10th9:30am - 4:00pmMonash University Clayton
222FOODGWedAug 10thAug 10th9:30am - 4:00pmMonash University Clayton
222FOODCWedSep 14thSep 14th9:00am - 3:30pmZoom
222FOODDSatOct 15thOct 15th9:00am - 3:30pmZoom
222FOODHMonOct 24thOct 24th9:30am - 4:00pmMonash University Clayton
222FOODEWedNov 23rdNov 23rd9:00am - 3:30pmZoom
222FOODFWedDec 14thDec 14th9:00am - 3:30pmZoom

Course Fees

Fees are inclusive of all materials.

To view our Refund and Transfer Policy please click here.

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

MSA+ $74.00
Concession Concession$76.00
Full Fee $80.00