Interested in a career as a food safety supervisor? Do you own or operate a business in the food service industry? Seeking employment in the hospitality sector? If so, this professional development course will benefit you.
The Certificate of Food Safety will provide you with the skills and knowledge required for food safety auditing against the Food Safety Standards. This online food safety course supports the implementation of national and state food safety legislation regulations and is based on the national Food Safety Guideline Competency Standards.
On completion of this course, you will feel confident to ensure an establishment’s compliance with food safety regulations and practices.
Unit 1 - Conduct food safety audits
Plan a food safety audit
Identify information and resources
Food safety programs
Auditor code of conduct
Food business classifications
Preparing for an audit
Food safety hazards
Negotiate an audit plan
Conduct a food safety audit
Collect adequate information
Assess adequacy of program
Analysing quantitive records
Compliance with food safety program
Impartiality, procedural fairness
Determining audit outcomes
Working with the business
Immanent and serious risk
Audit scope requirements
Plain english reports
Internal audit reports
Regulatory audit reports
Communicate results of audit
Reporting to authorities
Reporting to the business
Areas requiring corrective action
Corrective action plan
Implement follow-up requirements
Prescribed infringement notice (PIN)
Unit 2 - Use hygienic practices for food safety
Organisational hygiene procedures
Health and safety legislation
Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)
Remove hygiene hazard
Reporting workplace hazards
Personal health issues
Prevent food contamination
Personal protective clothing PPE
Preventing food contamination
No touch techniques
Hygienic cleaning practices
Hand washing procedures
Unit 3 - Develop and implement a food safety program
Requirements for a food safety program
Size and nature of organisation
Layout of catering site
At risk client groups
Food handling operations
Cleaning sanitising and disinfecting
CCP decision tree
Quality assurance specifications
Evaluate policies procedures
Responsibility and specifications
Guidelines for design
Critical control points (CCPs)
Safe cooking methods
Safe service of foods
Packaging and labelling foods
Transportation of foods
Develop training HACCP training
Food safety program review
Food safety program
Policies and procedures
Communicate food safety programs
Training and mentoring
Incidents of uncontrolled food hazards
Corrective action procedures
Food safety management
Food safety audit
Records of food audits
Revise food safety program
Validate safety controls
Review policies and procedures
Amend food safety program
Notify staff of changes
Additional training needs
Unit 4 - Participate in safe food handling practices
Food safety program
Use relevant information
Size and nature of organisation
Layout of catering site
Development of SOPs
Policies and procedures
Critical control points
Food safety monitoring processes
Responsibility under the law
Environmental health officers
Store food safely
Protection against contamination
Self-serving and displaying food
Packaging and labeling
Food and beverages service areas
Prepare food safely
Cooling and heating processes
Food preparation equipment
Food poisoning bacteria
Handling and processing foods
Safety of food prepared
Wrapping and packaging
Safe single use items
Store and display
Maintain a clean environment
Clean and sanitise equipment
Cleaning equipment and surfaces
Garbage and recycled waste
Report hygiene risks
Dispose of broken chipped utensils
Rodent vermin and insect control
Estimated duration 60 hours
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Assessment will be comprised of written exercises, including short-answer questions, reflective tasks, short reports and/or projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
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