Childcare Food Safety and Menu Planning

About the Course

This course provides the skills and knowledge to prepare food in childcare centres and develop menus for special childcare dietary requirements.

NSW Skills List

This qualification is on the NSW Skills List. The NSW Government will subsidise eligible students to undertake this qualification. For more information see Smart and Skilled

Qualification Statement of Attainment
Course Code 166-54589V01
Where can I study?

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Study Options

Recognition of Prior Learning

Student Hubs

TAFE Western Connect - Choose how or where you study:

  • Online - Study using TAFE Western's online learning website
  • Workplace - Study at work supported by your supervisor and TAFE Western
  • Blended Learning - Study via a combination of online, workshops, web/video conferencing and mobile training units

On Campus - Study at a TAFE campus

You may have skills, knowledge, previous training or experience which is relevant to this course. If so, you may wish to have this recognised. This may also reduce your training time. For further information, visit Recognition and RPL

Our Student Hubs are a great place to study, relax and find out more about how you can get the most out of your studies.

Where can I study?


  Starts in January

  Part time

  Blended Learning

Enrolment Code: 166-54589V01-18DUB-025


How will I study?

Delivery Location: Dubbo College, Myall Street Campus

In this course you will work through the learning resources and complete the assessment activities. The course will provide a set of skills to equip individuals in hygienic practices & handling food safely during the storage, preparation, display, service & disposal of food in a variety of hospitality settings. Specifically you will learn how to develop menus for special dietary requirements targeting Childcare Centres.

This course provides a set of skills to equip individuals in hygienic practices and handling food safely during the storage, preparation, display, service and disposal of food in a variety of hospitality settings and childcare centres. Develop menus for special dietary requirements targeting food prepared and served in Childcare Centres.

This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time.

Units of Competency

Code Unit Name
SITHKOP004 Develop menus for special dietary requirements
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety
SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices

When will I study?

Class attendance is Part time

This is a flexible course conducted over 12 months. The student will complete the course work and assessments within 12 month enrolment.

Start Date: 2 January 2018
End Date: 30 December 2018

What will I pay?

There is a mandatory fee of $30.00 that covers the cost of the Food Safety Certificate

The amount you pay will depend on your individual circumstances.

TAFE NSW Government-subsidised fee (for eligible students): $0 per course - no enrolment fee applicable for this course

Please contact your nearest TAFE Western campus or call us on 1300 823 393 for a personal fee assessment and to find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place. If you do not gain a subsidised place you may be able to enrol and pay the non-government subsidised fee.

A payment must be made towards your course fee (if applicable) at the time you enrol or your place in the class will not be confirmed and you will not be able to access any of your learning resources.

Who can I talk to?

Please contact the TAFE Western Hotline on 1300 823 393

What do I need?

For successful completion of this course you will need:
Complete all assessments at home and submit to your TAFE Trainer upon completion of the course.

TAFE Western conditions of entry to this course are the ability to work independently.