Food Handling Certificate

Food Handling Certificate (Level 1)

5 out of 5 based on 7 customer ratings
(7 customer reviews)


Our Food Handlers Certificate (Level 1) course is a fully accredited and is an excellent entry level course for those people starting off in the food industry. Being a nationally accredited course, this means that your certificate (Statement of Attainment) is valid across all states and territories in Australia. Our Food Handling Certificate (Level 1) course essentially covers basic information regarding how good personal hygiene practices can prevent contamination of food that might cause food-borne illnesses, making sure you understand your responsibilities as a food handler.

All types of people use these skills in the workplace during the course of their daily activities, including cooks, chefs, caterers, kitchen stewards, kitchen hands, bar and food and beverage attendants and sometimes room attendants and front office staff. Food contamination may result in food-borne illnesses such as food poisoning, salmonella and other health risks. The job of a food inspector and handler plays a vital role in preventing the above mentioned things from happening.

Course outline
  • Introduction to food hygiene
  • Identification of food hazards
  • Food safety risks
  • Controlling bacterial growth
  • Handling food safely
  • Preventing food contamination
  • Personal hygiene
  • Preventing cross contamination
  • Hygienic cleaning practices
Unit of competence covered
  • SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety

There is no need to rush, as you are provided with 8 weeks to complete your course.

Assessment process

Multiple choice questions

> Straightforward questions to demonstrate your knowledge

Scenario questions

> Apply what you have learnt to a simulated environment by answering a multiple choice quiz

Workplace Observation Report

> Easy to complete online form that allows a co-worker or supervisor (past or present) with at least 18 months industry experience to confirm that you can do practical tasks in the workplace

This course does not require any prerequisites. As soon as you enrol, you can start your course immediately.
Additional information
Language, Literacy and Numeracy Support

Whilst there are no training prerequisites, there are some requirements around language, literacy and numeracy. In order to complete the online courses that the Australian Institute of Accreditation provides on its website, you should be able to perform everyday tasks such as;

  • Using an instant messenger tool
  • Using email at work
  • Responding to customer complaints
  • Following a recipe
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Food Handling and Safety Certificate

We have created a Food Handlers Certificate online (Level 1) course specifically to enhance the skills and deepen the knowledge about how to properly handle food and keep it safe from bacteria and germs. In the food industry, good personal hygiene is a must, because dirty hands, strands of hair and saliva may carry viruses or bacteria. A person that directly handles, displays or sells food may unknowingly transmit these, if they do not have proper hygiene or do not know how to handle food. Our online course will educate and help you or your frontline personnel work towards accreditation as a Food Safety Supervisor. Our program consists of learning about food safety programs, laws, hazards and processing steps.

Great introduction to food safety

The Food Act 2006 (the Act) requires every licensed food business to have a food safety supervisor. Every licensed food business must provide to the local government information regarding the food safety supervisor for that business. However, if you are in New South Wales and need a NSW Food Authority certificate you will also need to have completed the Level 1 Food Handlers Certificate course with a NSW approved provider within the last 5 years.

To know how to handle food properly and prevent the spread of bacteria or transmission of disease, at the Australian Institute of Accreditation, we offer a quality food safety handling certificate course that can be accessed 24/7. Are you thinking of doing this course as a springboard to the next level course? The combined level course is simply an extension on the Level 1 material which you should definitely consider if you see yourself completing Level 2 sometime in the future. Did you know that you could save time and money if you completed both Level 1 + 2 Food Handling Certificate courses at the same time? Both units are in our Food Safety Supervisor course.

For system requirements required to complete this course, please see our ‘Terms and Conditions and forms’ section. Contact us any time to know more about our food handlers certificate program. Download our Food handlers certificate information document to take away and consider before enrolling in this course, and review our student handbook regarding our process for recognition of prior learning and what Language, Literacy and Numeracy Support we offer. You will have 8 weeks to complete this course. We have a short online food handlers certificate video too if you would like to have a look.

Note on assessment: In order to be able to fully complete the assessment requirements for our online courses, you need to be currently working in a work environment that would allow you to demonstrate appropriate practical skills. One assessment activity is the requirement for a Workplace Observation to occur in an environment where you access the appropriate resources required for this unit. If you are currently not working, and seeking this type of certification in order to enter the workforce, our suggestion is that a face to face course would be more suitable for your situation.

7 reviews for Food Handling Certificate (Level 1)

  1. 5 out of 5


    Needed a course for work and this one was very good

  2. 5 out of 5


    These training courses are life changing, seriously I did learned a lot.I would recommend to anyone

  3. 5 out of 5


    Course was easy to do. recommend it if u want good certificate

  4. 5 out of 5


    Great course! i needed to do for work was surprised that I really learnt alot 🙂

  5. 5 out of 5


    Liked that I did not have to write anything by hand 🙂

  6. 5 out of 5


    My boss asked me to complete a food safety course. I chose this one and was really glad I did, because I am not great with a computer but got all the support I needed and I could take my time too

  7. 5 out of 5


    I needed to do this course before I could do my Barista certificate. I thought it would be a waste of time…but it wasn’t 🙂 I liked it!

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