The Official AIFS

Food Handler Course

Develop a strong foundation of food safety skills and stay compliant with the Food Standards Code when you complete the official AIFS Food Handler course.
Food Handler Course

In Australia, the Food Standards Code requires anyone who works with food to be trained in food safety.

When you study online with AIFS you will:

  • attain a nationally recognised skillset
  • complete your course faster
  • enjoy many benefits of your AIFS membership

Official AIFS Food Handler Course

Accepted as meeting all requirements of the Food Standards Code for Food Handlers.

Study online, whenever you want

Enjoy the convenience of doing your training anywhere, at any time of the day or night.

100% recommended rating

Feel confident taking an AIFS course that 100% of students would recommend to a friend.

Get 2 years AIFS membership

Receive tools, credentials, support and more to promote and boost your food safety knowledge.

Finish in a few hours, or take your time

Complete your Food Handler training in just a few hours, or take up to 12 months.

Receive your documents fast

We'll send your documents a few hours after course completion, or even faster if needed urgently.

Recognised throughout Australia

Be sure of acceptance with a course that's recognised throughout all of Australia.

Get the support you need

Our qualified trainers are here to provide the support you need when you need it.


With AIFS you get more than just a training course...

Discover the complimentary member benefits for you and your business


Trusted and recommended throughout Australia

Relied on by the Australian food industry for a quality training experience

Discover why our students love this course...
100%
of students would recommend this course to others
98%
of students rate this course assessment as good or excellent
10/10
students say that this food safety course is easy to use
Trusted by thousands of companies...
Legoland Discovery
Nestle
Red Rooster
Rydges Hotels
Subway
Pizza Hut
Sumo Salad
Supa Iga
TGI Fridays
Lenard's Chicken
BP
Australia Zoo
David Jones
Grill'd
Kiss The Berry
Linfox
Spotless
UnitingCare
YMCA
Recommended by thousands of food workers...
Binu J
Binu J
Melbourne VIC

"It was simple to learn online. I found the assessment easy and the course very useful for food handling."

Michael O
Michael O
Mudgee NSW

"I liked the simplicity of the course, but most notable was the speed and help from the support team."

Jaymee O
Jaymee E
Scarsdale VI

"I liked that the course was very well written and that the assessment was easy to follow."


Helping the community

Your enrolment will help feed someone in need

OzHarvest

1 in 10 Australians rely on food aid each year, yet in Australia we throw out $10bn of food annually. Together we can help to tackle this issue.

Your Enrolment = 1 meal to a vulnerable person

We've partnered with OzHarvest to help deliver meals to people facing hunger issues in the Australian community.

When you enrol onto the official AIFS Food Safety Supervisor course, we'll provide OzHarvest with the resources to donate a meal to someone in need.

Photo Credit: OzHarvest


Course Outline

Develop a solid understanding of food safety in the workplace.

When you enrol onto the official AIFS Food Handler course, you have access to everything you need to gain a solid understanding of the basics of food safety. With AIFS there are

  • no hidden prerequisites
  • no hidden assessment requirements
  • no hidden fees or charges

Immediate Start

As soon as you enrol, you have instant access to the course.

As the entire training takes around 3 - 4 hours, some students sign up and complete the course on the same day.

If you prefer to take your time, we allow 12 months to complete the course and you can start and stop as often as you like.

Click on the 'Play' button below to watch a preview of the Food Handler course.


Nationally Recognised Skills

Understand more about the unit of competency for this course

Unit of Competency

The Food Handler course is applicable to Food Handlers working in any industry.

It meets the Australia-wide legal requirement that Food Handlers must be trained in food safety.

The unit of competency for this course is ‘SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety’.

Upgrading to Food Safety Supervisor

This unit is from the ‘Tourism & Hospitality’ training package.

This means that if you later wish to upgrade to Food Safety Supervisor, then your Statement of Attainment for this course can be used towards Food Safety Supervisor recognition in the Hospitality sector.


Common Questions

Learn more about what our students ask about this course...

How long does the course take to complete?

The online lessons, multiple choice quizzes and case studies take most people around three to four hours to complete.

How do I enrol onto the course?

That's easy! Simply click on the blue 'Start Online Now' button on this page and follow the prompts. You'll be enrolled and ready to start in just a few minutes.

When will I get my Statement of Attainment?

Our assessors work full-time Monday to Friday and often process Statements of Attainment within a few hours of students completing the course.

Do I need to go somewhere for an exam?

No, you don't need to go anywhere. You can complete the entire course within the comfort of your own home and workplace, at a time that suits you.

Is this the course I need for my food business licence?

No. The training you need to complete to get a food business licence in NSW, QLD, VIC and ACT is the Food Safety Supervisor course.

Where can I learn more?

The Australian Institute of Food Safety has an extensive Resource Centre which includes news, articles, a blog, and a comprehensive FAQ section.