Unit of Competency: SITXFSA005 – Food Safety for Hospitality

Food Safety Supervisor training is industry-specific. Learn more about one of the Units of Competency for the Hospitality Industry.
Unit of Competency: SITXFSA005 – Food Safety for Hospitality
September 15, 2022

Food Safety Supervisor training is industry specific. When you complete your training you will be awarded with a Statement of Attainment containing units of competency relevant to your industry. This series of Unit of Competency guides is designed to tell you more about the units of competency that you will be awarded.

For a full list of industries and their associated units of competency please see our Food Safety Supervisor Industry Overview.

About SITXFSA005

SITXFSA005 is the entry level unit of competency for food safety training within the Hospitality sector (not applicable in NSW). It includes basic food safety practices such as personal hygiene and conduct, food handling, housekeeping and waste disposal and responsibilities where work involves preparation or serving of food in establishments such as cafes, clubs, hotels or bars.

This unit, along with SITXFSA006 (not applicable in NSW), comprises the Food Safety Supervisor qualification for workers in the Hospitality industry and is designed to ensure that food workers can handle food safely; identify, control and report food safety hazards; and comply with personal hygiene standards.

Unit Descriptor

This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to use personal hygiene practices to prevent contamination of food that might cause food-borne illnesses. It requires the ability to follow predetermined organisational procedures and to identify and control food hazards.

Application of the Unit

This unit applies to all tourism, hospitality and catering organisations with permanent or temporary kitchen premises or smaller food preparation or bar areas.
This includes restaurants, cafes, clubs, hotels, bars, tour operators, attractions, function, event, exhibition and conference caterers, educational institutions, aged care facilities, correctional centres, hospitals, defence forces, cafeterias, kiosks, canteens, fast food outlets, residential caterers, in-flight and other transport caterers.
It applies to food handlers which can be any person who directly handles food or food contact surfaces, such as cutlery, plates and bowls. People at many levels use this skill in the workplace during the course of their daily activities, including cooks, chefs, caterers, kitchen stewards, kitchen hands, bar and food and beverage attendants and sometimes room attendants and front office staff.

Click here to download the full unit outline (Adobe PDF Format).

Other Unit of Competency Guides

For your convenience, the complete list of current Unit of Competency guides is provided below: