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Introduction to Safe Food Handling Practices

Price: $49.00 (including 10 % GST)



Course Code

Introduction to Safe Food Handling Practices


Course Description

The course is our Introduction to Safe Food Handling Practices course. It is designed to provide new or aspiring food handlers with basic safe food handling and food hygiene skills, and will assist employers in meeting the Australia and New Zealand Food Standards Code requirement that all personnel involved in food handling must have the skills and knowledge they need to handle food safely.

This is a modular course which includes sections relating to:

  • Handling food hygienically;
  • Keeping the workplace clean;
  • Maintaining personal hygiene.

This 100% online Introduction to Safe Food Handling Practices course introduces Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) procedures and includes two multiple choice challenge quizzes which must be passed to be awarded a Statement of Attendance. Students are able to view the course materials as often as required and may retake the challenge quizzes as often as required to pass the course.

This course is interactive and is narrated.


This introductory short course in Safe Food Handling Practiceshas been developed by the Australian Online College Pty Ltd and contains the same learning materials as our Nationally Recognised  SITXFSA101 - Use hygienic practices for food safety  course without the burdensome assessment requirements.

Completion of this course leads to the issue of a Statement of Attendance for the short course - Introduction to Safe Food Handling Practices.

Students wishing to complete accredited training should enrol in our SITXFSA101 - Use hygienic practices for food safety course or our food safety supervisor training course.


This course does not have any pre-requisites.

Entry Requirements

Students must supply a current, valid email address in order to enrol in the course and must have access to a computer with:

  • Broadband internet access
  • Web Browser (Internet Explorer or Firefox Preferred)
  • Email account access
  • Flash 8 Player or higher
  • Sound card and speakers required for listening to narration.


Career Opportunities

This Introduction to Safe Food Handling course is a valuable resume addition for employees ( and prospective employees) involved in food preparation, food handling or food service. Typical workplaces for food handlers include catering companies, breweries, ice or wine production facilities, supermarkets, convenience stores, grocers, delicatessens, restaurants, hotels, take-away food outlets and cafes, market stalls, warehouses and bulk food distribution centres.

Time to Complete

You should allow 3 - 4  hours of uninterrupted time to complete this course. You are able to complete the course over multiple sessions as the system 'remembers' where you are up to allowing you to resume where you left off.

Requirement for Recurrent Training

There is no recurrent training requirement for this course.



The full cost of this course is $98 and includes a downloadable copy of your Statement of Attendance.

Students who would prefer a printed and laminated copy of their Statement of Attendance posted on completion of your course can select that option from the 'Certificate Options' located just above 'Enrol & Pay buttons at an additional cost of $25.

Additional Information

Enrolment in this course provides students with FREE access to an extensive range of Food Safety Posters and Information Resources.

How to enrol

To enrol in this course you need to:

  1. Add the course to your shopping cart using the link below.
  2. Login or Create a new customer account
  3. NOTE: If this is the first course that you have undertaken a course with the Australian Online College you will need to create an account by registering your details during the checkout process.
  4. Pay for your course using credit card (Visa / MasterCard) or by account for corporate customers.
  5. Access your course via the 'My Courses' menu on the left hand side of the screen.


Government AcceptedImmediate
Course AccessLearn and
Study Online120 Days
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