Menu Menu

Food Safety for Ancillary Aged and Personal Care Staff Skill Set

Share this course on your social media page

The COVID19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of building the capacity and understanding of the workforce.

This skill set has been developed to promote safe food practices, infection prevention, and control and safe manual handling measures. These measures will assist in providing a safe environment and hygiene practices when preparing, handling, serving and assisting with meals. Ancillary aged care and personal care staff including cooks, and chefs as well as staff involved in meal delivery and assisting clients with their meals will benefit from this food-handling skill set.

You'll gain the following skills:

  • Undertake manual tasks safely
  • Identify infection hazards and assess risks, including using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) effectively to prevent the spread and transmission of infection
  • Create a safe work environment
  • Understand and implement safe food practices



This skill set will be delivered through a mix of online training and on campus practical laboratory and simulated sessions.
You will be required to attend 4 days on campus as part of the training.

Employers within the aged care and community services sector use a values based model for employment supported by the relevant skills and qualifications.
Working with children check/police clearance will be required to undertake work in the aged care, community services and health sector.

*Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2022. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Please note fees listed include all units required to gain this qualification.  If you're a continuing student and have successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in, to complete this course.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T 1300 300 822

No study options found

This course is currently undergoing delivery planning and information will be available on our website shortly. Check back later, or use the Get help form below to have our customer support team contact you with further information about the next course start, duration, delivery locations and study modes.

Get help

This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply, please refer to the Study options and next steps section above.