Duration of course

10 weeks

Delivery method

Blended: a combination of self-directed learning and a range of assessments (including workplace-based learning)

Entry requirements


Work placement


Nationally recognised

Funding may be available

Skill Set Price



Funding may be available

We offer various state and territory subsidised training programs to assist you with course fees.

Course structure

Core Units  
SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety
SITXFSA006 Participate in safe food handling practices

Frequently asked questions

For those studying in a classroom/virtual classroom environment :

  • 6-8 hours of home study plus classroom hours
  • pre-reading is essential before attending classes

Like choosing any area of study, the choice is a personal one for you to make. Australian food businesses must employ at least one food safety supervisor on each premises. By completing this skill set, you will ensure that food is safely prepared and served to rooms and dining rooms.

One day per fortnight over an 10-month period with a mixture of virtual and face-to-face classes held at IRT Academy in Wollongong.

No formal work placement hours are required, but there are workplace assessments. These are on-the-job observations completed by an accredited IRT Academy trainer and they generally take place at the person’s place of work.

You will be assessed in a number of ways. These methods may include:

  • Virtual and face-to-face classroom sessions
  • Group discussions
  • Practical activities and projects
  • Short answers / multiple choice / matching questions
  • Practical observations in a classroom
  • Other self-directed activities
  • Role-plays

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Discover the IRT Academy difference

Whether it’s starting a new career, upskilling your current job or educating your team, IRT Academy can help.

Strong experience

We have been a registered training organisation delivering accredited and non-accredited aged care courses for over 25 years.

Guaranteed work placement

We offer guaranteed and arranged work placement in of our IRT Aged Care Centres in order for you to complete your required hours of placement. 

Industry experts

Our expert educators have extensive experience working in the industry and training aged and home care staff.

Career pathways

Streamline your learning to employment opportunities by learning with a provider who is also an employer.

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SITSS00069 - Food Safety Supervision Skill Set

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