This unit (SITHIND001) describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to use personal hygiene practices to maintain the health and wellbeing of self and others. The unit applies to all hospitality service environments. Individuals at all levels use this skill in the workplace during the course of their daily activities.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: Establish a procedure to: - integrate at least eight personal hygiene practices in day-to-day preparation for work, and; - check at least two of the following for contamination and cleanliness during day-to-day work functions and adjust as required: hands, uniform, clothing, personal protective items.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - personal and professional reasons for maintaining personal hygiene in hospitality service environments; - personal hygiene practices to care for personal health and wellbeing prior to and during service periods; - meaning of: airborne diseases; infectious diseases; - ways of transferring micro-organisms and spreading airborne and infectious diseases and illness to self and others, and; - employee responsibilities in following hygienic practices and maintaining the hygiene of the workplace.

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