SITXFSA008

Develop and implement a food safety program

This unit is an accredited training resource consistent with the Nationally Recognised Training requirements for Vocational Education and Training (VET) and is ideal for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) in Australia. It consists of Learning Resource Material (instructional theory), an Assessment Workbook, and information about assessment mapping to the Performance Criteria, Knowledge Evidence, and Performance Evidence requirements of this accredited unit.

Our SITXFSA008 training product is available for purchase as a hardcopy (printed) book in both Learner Guide and Trainer/Assessor Guide variants. This unit is available for enrolment and online training/assessment via Catapult LMS (Learning Management System). NOTE: If you are a training provider, please do your own validation, in accordance with your Training and Assessment Strategy (TAS).

$17.00 inc GST

Total: $17.00

Unit information about the SITXFSA008 training material in this resource

SITXFSA008 information from training.gov.au.

Application

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop, implement and evaluate a food safety program for all stages in the food production process, including receipt, storage, preparation, service and disposal of food. It requires the ability to determine program requirements and prepare policies and procedures for other personnel to follow.

The unit applies to all organisations with permanent or temporary kitchen premises or smaller food preparation areas.

This includes restaurants, cafes, clubs, and hotels; tour operators; attractions; function, event, exhibition and conference catering; educational institutions; aged care facilities; correctional centres; hospitals; defence forces; cafeterias, kiosks, canteens, and fast food outlets; residential catering; in-flight and other transport catering.

A food safety program would most commonly be based on the hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) method, but this unit can apply to other food safety systems.

It applies to senior personnel who work independently and who are responsible for making strategic decisions on establishing and monitoring risk control systems for food related hazards. This could include chefs, kitchen managers, catering managers, fast food store managers and owner-operators of small business catering operations or retail food outlets.

In some States and Territories businesses are required to designate a food safety supervisor who is required to be certified as competent in one or more designated units of competency through a registered training organisation.

Food safety legislative and knowledge requirements may differ across borders. Those developing training to support this unit must consult the relevant state or territory food safety authority to determine any accreditation arrangements for courses, trainers and assessors.

Assessment Conditions

Skills must be demonstrated in an operational food preparation organisation for which a food safety plan is developed and implemented. This can be:

  • an industry workplace; or
  • an industry-realistic simulated environment.

Assessment must ensure access to:

  • current plain English regulatory documents distributed by the commonwealth, state, territory or local government food safety authority
  • Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.

Assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisations’ requirements for assessors.

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