Type of institution: Registered Training Organisation
This unit is part of the Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package. It provides students with the skills and knowledge required to apply personal hygiene practices to prevent contamination of food that might cause food-borne illnesses. It applies to all organisations with permanent or temporary kitchen premises or bar or smaller food preparation areas. It applies to food handlers who directly handle food or food contact surfaces such as cutlery, plates and bowls during their daily work activities.
Food handlers must comply with the requirements contained within the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code. In some States and Territories businesses are required to designate a food safety supervisor who is required to be certified as competent in this unit via a registered training organisation.