Food Handling Certificate (Level 1)

(279 customer reviews)


Food Handling Course and Certification:

Our Food Handling 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 an accredited course, this means that your certificate (Statement of Attainment) is valid across all of Australia. This 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.

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? 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. 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.

Food Handling and Safety Certificate

We have created a Food Handling Certificate (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.


Course Outline

  • Introduction to food hygiene
  • Introduction to food poisoning
  • Food safety risks and positioning cycle
  • Controlling bacterial growth
  • Handling food safely
  • Personal hygiene
  • Cleaning and sanitising
  • Pest control

Unit of Competency covered

SITXFSA001 – Use hygienic practices for food safety

Great introduction to food safety

This course is a fantastic way to get started with 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. 

If you are in New South Wales and need a NSW Food Authority certificate you will also need to have completed Level 1 with a NSW approved provider within the last 5 years. This course satisfies the pre-requisites for the NSW Food Authority towards gaining a Food Safety Supervisor certificate. After successfully completing this course, if you complete a Food Handling Certificate (Level 2) within 5 years, you will gain the appropriate qualifications to be issued the NSW Food Safety Supervisor certificate.

279 reviews for Food Handling Certificate (Level 1)

  1. Ian M

    Easy to navigate and understand. It has both audio and visual (reading). Able tofast track through some sections. Very thorough in the various sections. Good explanation in understanding the differences between food spoilage and food poisoning.Course can be as long or as short as you'd like it to be depending on learners choice of accessing all the additional info.available for various sections. Info. available is also printable. Great designin only editing incorrect questions.

  2. Daniela T

    It was very interactive, fun to do!

  3. Anthony K

    The multiple choice questions

  4. Reiana M

    Gaining new information to better myself at work

  5. Lorraine Z

    It was easy to understand and the information was easy to comprehend

  6. Kylie H

    The Convenience of doing it Online and at home.

  7. Rachel C

    How easy it was to do and receive feedback on what areas you should be working on and looking over again!

  8. graziano (

    loved the activities best of all

  9. Rebecca M

    Excellent audio recording and good flow of information

  10. Melinda D

    Easy to use

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