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Safe Food Handling


Statement of Attainment in HLTFSE001 Follow basic food safety practices   

 


Maintaining high standards of hygiene is essential in preventing the spread of infectious diseases and ensuring good health. Effective hygiene practices assist significantly in reducing the likelihood of children becoming ill due to cross-infection or as a result of exposure to materials, surfaces, body fluids or other substances that may cause infection or illness. Assessors may wish to observe safe and hygienic storage, handling, preparation and serving of all food and drinks consumed by children, including foods brought from home as part of their National Quality Standard assessment and rating process.

This Safe Food Handling course is designed to ensure hygienic food handling practices and food safety are maintained in the preparation and service of food at your service. Whilst completing the course, you will develop skills and practical knowledge relevant to your service routine as the program has been customised to meet early childhood industry needs. The course is accredited, nationally recognised and based on the competency HLTFSE001 Follow basic food safety practices.

         

Study process

Once enrolled, you will be given access to the online ECTARC Training Portal where you will find your learning resources and assessment tasks. Hard copies of learning guides are available on request. Assessment tasks are also completed and submitted via the ECTARC Training Portal.  You will need a computer with internet access to log on to the ECTARC Training Portal. If for some reason you do not have access to the internet please contact our office to arrange an alternative study solution.

Read through the comprehensive learning guide as this will assist with the completion of your assessment tasks.


Completion time

Approximately 6 hours to complete. Unit must be completed within 6 months from date of enrolment.


Enrolment

This program can be commenced at any time of year via distance study.


Assessment

  • Written Assignment 

  • Third Party Report signed by a workplace supervisor

  • Video: Two (2) videos are required to be submitted demonstrating following correct hand washing procedures and cleaning and tidying work areas at least twice (2 times).


Marking

Please keep in mind when you enrol in a single unit that our marking turnaround time is approximately 4 weeks and may take up to 6 weeks in total to receive your Statement of Attainment. If you require this earlier we cannot always guarantee this due to requirements surrounding practical elements of the units. Please ensure you are aware of these requirements and have all components completed when you submit your assessment for marking.


Certification

A Statement of Attainment certificate is issued on the successful completion of this unit.   Reminder: All students are required to provide their Unique Student Identifier (USI) to ECTARC which then must be verified before we issue any certificates. 



  



Education and Care Services National Regulations 2011 state:    

4.2 - CHILDREN'S HEALTH AND SAFETY

Division 1 - Health, safety and wellbeing of children

77 Health, hygiene and safe food practices


(1) The approved provider of an education and care service must ensure that the nominated supervisor and staff members of, and volunteers at, the service implement - 

(a) adequate health and hygiene practices; and

(b) safe practices for handling, preparing and storing food -  

to minimise risks to children being educated and cared for by the service.

 

(2) The nominated supervisor of an education and care service must implement, and ensure that all staff members of, and volunteers at, the service implement - 

(a) adequate health and hygiene practices; and

(b) safe practices for handling, preparing and storing food -  

to minimise risks to children being educated and cared for by the service.

 

(3) A family day care educator must implement - 

(a) adequate health and hygiene practices; and

(b) safe practices for handling, preparing and storing food -

to minimise risks to children being educated and cared for by the service.