SITSS00068 Food Handling Skill Set

VU course code: SITSS00068 | Level of study: Short course (non-award)
1 day
Face to Face with eLearning


Course fee is subject to change.

Footscray Nicholson


Prepare for work in restaurants, catering, cafes and other food-related roles, with the Food Handling Skill Set SITSS00068 at Victoria University.

This skill set is suitable if you handle food in kitchens, small food-preparation areas, or bars in tourism, hospitality or catering.

You will gain hands-on skills and knowledge to prevent food-borne illnesses:

  • identifying and reporting food hazards
  • safe food handling
  • safe preparation and storage of food items
  • service and dispose of food
  • laws and regulations related to food preparation.
  • food safety program procedures.

This skill set is delivered over one (1) day via face-to-face training on campus in a classroom and VenU, Victoria University’s training restaurant open to both staff and general public. The operational training lets you learn and apply your skills in a fully-equipped hospitality training environment.

There is also a facilitator-led eLearning training and assessment component, and you will undertake structured learning activities in your own time. It is useful, but not essential, for you to have basic computer skills to access the eLearning.

Entry requirements

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.

Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course

Course Structure

In order to be issued a Statement of Attainment for the SITSS00068 Food Handling Skill Set, a student must successfully undertake the following unit:


Skills First (subsidised) indicative fees

The Skills First government contribution in 2024 towards this course is $53.63. If eligible, you will pay:

  • Tuition: $75.75*
  • Materials: $18
  • Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF): maximum per year $0**

*A concession rate of 20% of the standard Skills First subsidised tuition fee is available if you are eligible for a concession. Learn more about concessions.

**May be subject to change.

Full-fee place total indicative fees

  • 2024 full-fee place: $120 set fee.