The Official AIFS

Introduction to Food Safety

For those who want to get some basic food safety skills before starting to work with food, this intro course is the perfect stepping stone to the next level.

Getting the basics right early is important for workers starting out in the food industry.

This user-friendly course teaches food workers all the skills and knowledge that they need to prepare and handle food safely.

If you're looking to get started in the industry, but don't have any experience, then this is the right course for you.

Australian Institute of Food Safety

Study online, whenever you want

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

Australian Institute of Food Safety

Finish in a few hours, or take your time

Complete your course in 1 - 2 hours, or take up to 12 months.

Australian Institute of Food Safety

99% recommended rating

Feel confident taking a course that 99% of students would recommend to a friend.

Australian Institute of Food Safety

No need for practical work

No need to demonstrate any practical skills to get your certificate.

Australian Institute of Food Safety

Accessible throughout Australia

Complete your food safety training from anywhere with an internet connection.

Australian Institute of Food Safety

Receive your documents fast

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

What's Included

With AIFS, you get more than just a training course

Trusted and Recommended Throughout Australia

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

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Trusted by thousands of companies
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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 E
Jaymee E
Scarsdale VIC

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

Course Outline

All the food safety basics, all in one course

When you enrol onto the Introduction to Food Safety course, you have access to everything you need to start working with food safely

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 have instant access to the course.

As the entire training takes around 1 - 2 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.

Common Questions

Learn more about what our students ask about this course

How long does the course take to complete?

Most students complete the Introduction to Food Safety course in just 1 to 2 hours, although we give you up to twelve months to complete the course.

How do I enrol in 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.

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 provides comprehensive information about food safety training, as well as general food safety information, in our blog, news and FAQ sections.