Food & Safety Handler (FSH) Course in Sydney

Short Courses Australia deliver the nationally accredited SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety (Food Safety Handler) courses across Sydney & regional NSW. Cost: $50.00 Duration: 4 Hours (1/2 day)


Food Safety Handler Course Sydney

All staff working in a venue that sells food in New South Wales (NSW) is encouraged to complete and hold a food safety handler certificate.

Short Courses Australia provide training in the national unit of competence SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety. This course, also more commonly known as a food safety handler outlines the knowledge required to work hygienically and safely with food.

Courses are delivered via face to face in a classroom setting at our colleges across Sydney, Parramatta and regional New South Wales.

This (4) four-hour course incorporates the knowledge requirements involved in preparation and handling of food throughout the hospitality and tourism industries and includes the use of personal hygiene practices to prevent contamination of foods that may cause food-borne illness. It requires the ability to follow organisational procedures and to identify and control food hazards. This course applies to all organisations with permanent or temporary kitchen premises or smaller food preparation or bar area.

This course is designed for people looking for employment in the following roles:

  • Cooks,
  • Chefs,
  • Caterers,
  • Kitchen Stewards,
  • Kitchen hands,
  • Bar and food attendants,
  • Room attendants and front office staff (where applicable)

This course applies to working in all restaurants & cafes, clubs, hotels, and bars, 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.

The food safety handler course covers the following criteria:

  • Follow hygiene procedures and identify food hazards.
  • Report any personal health issues.
  • Prevent food contamination.
  • Prevent cross-contamination by washing hands.

Once enrolled you will receive the SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practises for food safety Course Learner Guide.

Please note - you do not need to print or bring this to your session, SCA will provide a hard copy on the day of your session.


Upon successful completion of this (half day) Food Safety Handler course, you will receive a certificate with the national unit of competence that allows you to work in the hospitality industry throughout Australia, including New South Wales.

Successful Students can use this nationally accredited course as credit for further vocational education, including acquiring a Food Safety Supervisor Certificate SITXFSA006 Participate in safe food handling practises and also acquire the NSW Food Authority FSS Certificate.

This unit also comprises one part of the skills set SITSS00069 Food Safety Supervision Skill Set for further information about either course above click here:

National Unit

*Students can use the statement of attainment SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety. Throughout VIC, NSW, ACT, QLD, SA, NT, WA & TAS.

Pre-Requisites: Non-applicable

Entry Requirements: Minimum vocational age

Credit Transfer or Recognition of prior learning, view our Student Handbook for more information

Cost: Includes all course materials, including assessments and digital certificates*.

* Paper based certificates incur further costs view our Student Handbook for more information.

Proof Of Indentity

Participants are required to bring proof of identification documents, such as a passport or driver's licence on the day of training.

FSH Course Sydney Training Delivery Options

This course is offered via a face-to-face mode of delivery at our colleges across New South Wales.

Select Book Now to attend a face to face session at our training centre at Suite 59 Level 3, 330 Wattle street, Ultimo Sydney NSW 2007, or;

If you require further information on your session and explain the learning and assessment process, please view our Student Handbook alternatively contact Short Courses Australia on 1300 747 430 or email

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The cost of the course is $60.00 per person, including national unit of competence certificate. Click Here for Onsite Course delivery at your school or workplace.

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  • Food Safety Handler Course Sydney | review from Ayu Eka s

    02 February 2024

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  •  | review from Joeski_

    01 February 2024

      "SCA Australia was the organisation that I used to partake in my RSA course. Truly wonderful experience, I couldn?t express my words to how much I enjoyed my time here. Newly turned 18 year olds, students or anyone looking for an opportunity in the bars and restaurants industry, I plead u to attend SCA, it will change your life. Warmest regards, Joe x"

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    01 February 2024

      "Highly up to date course. I personally found the video examples to be quite helpful and the fire alarm was quite riveting."

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  • Food Safety Handler Course Sydney | review from Francis Burkhard

    01 February 2024

      "Constructive working environment"

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  •  | review from Javier Navarrete

    22 January 2024

      "Very interactive class !"

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    13 January 2024

      "happy to share my amazing experience with them did my RSA in Parramatta my trainer was really good and his very helpful wish i did my RCG with them aswell highly recommend thank you"

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  • Food Safety Handler Course Sydney | review from Yoee

    09 January 2024

      "Trainer Robin was extremely helpful and insightful for my RSA Short Course! His lesson is brief and precise! Most importantly, ?The law says you have to leave?. I highly recommend this place for anyone who is looking to complete and get their short courses certifications."

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  •  | review from Hayley Rutherford

    27 December 2023

      "Did my RSA today with an Elderly Aussie guy, was a very good teacher and made our lesson enjoyable. Gained a lot of information and what to expect within the industry."

    -  Hayley Rutherford

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    15 December 2023

      "I took the RSA course with Graham today and he was an awesome trainer. The commitment that he puts on explanation made it enjoyable and clear for everyone. I highly recommend Graham's course, he is very patient, and makes sure that everyone is on the same page when explaining. Thank you!"

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