Food Handler Course

Course Description

Legislation requires each food business to ensure food handlers have the appropriate skills and knowledge for the work they do. Successful food businesses ensure their team members demonstrate excellent food safety practices by regularly reinforcing food handler competencies.

Our Food Handler course covers:

  • Personal health & hygiene of food handlers
  • Food contamination - hazard types and sources
  • High risk foods & the danger zone
  • Preventing food contamination & bacterial growth
  • Safe food handling techniques & procedures from receipt of incoming goods, storage, and preparation through to food service
  • Correct use of probe thermometers and calibration
  • Correct cleaning & sanitising procedures
  • Food Safety Programs - record keeping requirements
  • What if something does go wrong? - reporting & corrective action

* please note there is a Third-Party Observation / Verification Form which needs to be completed.  

Online Courses:    

Health & Community Sector (HLTFSE001)   $95  

Hospitality & Retail Sector (SITXFSA001) $95   

Food Processing Sector (FDFFS1001A)     $95   

Onsite Courses:

Option 1: 6hr onsite course (suitable for those who have never worked in the industry, including school leavers. Also suitable for participants from a non English speaking background, however participants must be able to read, write and speak English to a workplace standard to complete assessment).


Option 2: 4 hr intensive onsite course (Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English).

*A one page pre-reading document may also be provided to course participants.

Units of Competency offered: 

Healthcare SectorHLTFSE001 Follow Basic Food Safety practices.


Hospitality & Retail Sector: SITXFSA001 Use Hygienic Practices for Food Safety


Food Processing Sector: FDFFS1001A Follow Work Procedures to Maintain Food Safety Practice


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