This course is designed to help you understand everything you need to know about managing food safety in a food business and keeping your customers safe from food safety hazards.
Learn how to deal with food-borne illness and allergy incidents, how to design and organise workflow to maximise food safety as well as advanced food handling and preparation skills.
Study and complete your certification at a time and place that suits you.
Learn at your own pace
Complete the course in as little as 8 hours, or take up to 12 months. The choice is yours.
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With AIFS, you get more than just a training course
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"It was simple to learn online. I found the assessment easy and the course very useful for food handling."
"I liked the simplicity of the course, but most notable was the speed and help from the support team."
"I liked that the course was very well written and that the assessment was easy to follow."
Advanced food safety knowledge, in one course
When you enrol in the Food Safety Manager course, you will gain access to everything you need to improve food safety in a food business.
With AIFS there are:
- no hidden prerequisites
- no hidden assessment requirements
- no hidden fees or charges
Start immediately, or at your leisure
As soon as you enrol, you gain immediate access to the course.
It takes approximately 8 hours to complete the course, so 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.
The course is made up of 10 lessons designed to help you manage food safety:
- Lesson 1 - Understanding Food Contamination
- Lesson 2 - Food-borne Illness & Allergy Management
- Lesson 3 - Personal Hygiene & Workplace Behaviour
- Lesson 4 - Time & Temperature Control
- Lesson 5 - Cleaning & Sanitising
- Lesson 6 - Maintaining Food Premises & Equipment
- Lesson 7 - Purchasing, Receiving & Storing Food Safely
- Lesson 8 - Preparing Food Safely
- Lesson 9 - Serving & Dispensing Food Safely
- Lesson 10 - Managing Your Food Safety Plan
At the end of each lesson, there is a multiple choice quiz. You must score 100% to move on to the next lesson. You have unlimited attempts to pass each quiz, so if you don't pass the first time, just try again.
Make sure that you have the following in order to be able to complete the Food Safety Manager course:
1. A modern web browser
2. An email address
During the registration process, we will ask you for your email address. This is a mandatory requirement for you to be able to access our systems. Email addresses cannot be shared by students.
3. Adobe PDF Reader or Adobe Acrobat
To be able to open and print your downloadable certificate issued upon completion of the course, you will need to have a PDF reader installed on your computer. Click here to get the latest version of Adobe PDF Reader.
AIFS courses work on most computers, laptops, tablets and mobile devices.
Learn more about what our students ask about this course
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.
When you complete the Food Safety Supervisor course, you're issued a Statement of Attainment containing details of the the units of competency you've obtained. If you're in New South Wales, you will also need to get a NSW Food Authority certificate.
You will need to provide your Statement of Attainment to your local council to nominate a Food Safety Supervisor and get your food business licence.
Do I need to complete the Food Safety Supervisor course before taking the Food Safety Manager course?
While this course picks up where the Food Safety Supervisor course leaves off, you are not required to take the Food Safety Supervisor course prior to taking this one.
Many people choose to take this course after completing the Food Safety Supervisor course, but the course is suitable for anyone who wants to further develop their food safety knowledge and skills to improve food safety.
Does this course replace the need for Food Safety Supervisor training?
No. Food Safety Supervisor training is a legal requirement. This is the next step up, which will help you to improve food safety in a food business.
The AIFS Food Safety Manager course was developed in response to student demand for advanced food safety training that goes beyond the curriculum of the Food Safety Supervisor course.
How long does the course take to complete?
Most students complete the Food Safety Manager course in just 8 hours, but we give you up to 12 months to complete the course.
After you finish the course, you will continue to have access to it for one year after the date of enrolment. You can go back into the course and access the materials at any time.
Is this a nationally recognised course?
No. The Food Safety Manager course was developed to address an industry need for more advanced training beyond what is covered by the vocational education and training (VET) Quality Framework.
Because it was not designed under the VET Quality Framework, it is not considered a nationally recognised course and no units of competency are issued upon completion of the course.
How do I enrol in the course?
Simply click on the blue 'Start Online Now' button on this page and follow the prompts. You'll be enrolled and ready to start within minutes.
All you need to do is provide some basic information (like your name and address) and your credit or debit card information.
If you would prefer to enrol over the phone, just give us a call at 1300 797 020 and we'll help you to get started.