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Online Accredited R638 Training FOR THE PERSON IN CHARGE

Entecom is proud to offer you an Online SETA Accredited R638 Food Safety Training Solution to assist with your compliance to the R638 training requirements for the person in charge. 

Our online SETA Accredited R638 Food Safety course, is the first of its kind in South Africa. Developed to assist food organisations with compliance with the R638 (The South African Food Hygiene Regulations) and aimed at the person in charge of food premises. The course covers Food Safety Practices, Hygiene, Health and Safety. Persons in charge are introduced to the South African as well as International Food Safety Standards, legislation and guidelines, using video-based training via our LMS platform partnership with Cumulus Blue, which provides a practical component to enrich the learning experience. As the person in charge, you will be equipped with tools, templates and supplementary reading material to provide a broader framework of food safety knowledge whilst finding the course engaging, comprehensive and detailed. A thorough understanding of Food Safety Practices, will enable you, the person in charge, to be instrumental in entrenching food safety practices and to start building a food safety culture that will improve food safety and quality standards in your food business.


Who is this course for?

This SETA accredited online course is aimed at the person in charge who requires accredited training as per regulation 10 of the R638 (South African Food Hygiene Regulations). The Skills Programme number is: 09SP0002520301302/0 and consists of 13 credits.

Purpose of the training

To assist all food business with compliance to the R638 training requirements.

Entecom has taken the lead, partnering with Cumulus Blue LMS platform and video-based technology to overcome challenges, and provides accessibility, convenience, affordability and flexibility for the person in charge, which will not only assist with the R638 training compliance, but will hopefully be the start of the rotational pull of the fly-wheel of positive change in food safety standards across our country.


  • Convenient, you can do this course at home in your pyjamas with your feet up or at the office (when you have a gap) and you can use your laptop or your mobile
  • Lots of videos and supplementary info makes this course interesting and fun
  • Go at your own pace
  • Repeat sections as often as you need to
  • Reduced travelling and accommodation costs normally associated with classroom training
  • You can pause anytime whilst you and grab your favourite snack
  • Reduced administrative burden associated with accredited courses, since all info captured once is automatically pulled through to other forms
  • Personal coaching and support provider by your assessor where needed
  • You may just fall in love with our beautiful presenter

How is the course presented?

Entecom has partnered with Cumulus Blue, who have provided the LMS platform and video based technology to ensure that the online course is informative, interesting and engaging and will provide you with the best learning experience.

How long will it take to complete?

You will take approximately 16 hours to complete online. You are required to complete all the formative and summative assessments within 4 weeks from enrolling on the online course.

How will the assessment process work?

There are 3 modules and a formative assessment is completed after each module. You will be assigned to an assessor who will be available via email and WhatsApp to support you throughout the process. You will need to have mastered all formative assessments prior to being allowed to continue to the final assessment process. Once all formative assessments are completed, you will be advised of the final assessment date. The course needs to be completed within a 4 week period. A final assessment which is in the form of a short knowledge test and a simulated video-based workplace assessment is practical and enjoyable for all who take this course.

What Does The Course Content Cover?

Unit Standards:

  • 120403 - Apply Good Manufacturing Practices as part of a Food Safety System (4 credits)
  • 120404 - Maintain personal hygiene, health and presentation in a food environment (4 credits)
  • 120416 - Apply personal safety practices in a food or sensitive consumer product environment

You will cover all food safety aspects such as:

  • The Certificate of Acceptability
  • Food Safety Hazards, pathogens and food poisoning
  • GMPs
  • Food Safety Policy, Document and Record control
  • Facilities and premises
  • Equipment and utensils
  • Incoming raw material control
  • Process Control and calibration
  • Pest Control 
  • Personal Hygiene and Grooming
  • Cleaning and Sanitation
  • Traceability and Product Recall
  • Temperature Control and monitoring procedures
  • Thawing and Defrosting
  • Serving and Display of Food
  • Staff training
  • Storage and distribution
  • Food Fraud and Food Defence
  • Personal safety practices, protective clothing and safety gear
  • Safety emergencies and safety signs
  • and much more....


By the completion of the course, you will be equipped with the required food safety knowledge and motivated to lead your food safety team towards Safer Food and Smarter Business.

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