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Introduction to Food Safety

For those who want to get some basic food safety skills and meet the minimum requirements of Food Standard 3.2.2A, this 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.In fact, it's mandated by Food Standard 3.2.2A that all food workers have specific food safety skills and knowledge before working with food.If you're looking to get started in the industry, but don't have any experience, then this is the right course for you.
Introduction to Food Safety
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Meets Standard 3.2.2A Requirements

This course covers all topics required for Food Handlers in Australia.
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Study online, whenever you want

Enjoy the convenience of doing your training anywhere, at any time of the day or night.
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No need for practical work

No need to demonstrate any practical skills to get your certificate.
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Finish in a few hours, or take your time

Complete your course in 3-4 hours, or take up to 12 months.
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99% recommended rating

Feel confident taking an AIFS course that 99% of students would recommend to a friend.
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Receive your documents fast

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

What's Included

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Binu J

Melbourne VIC

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

Mudgee NSW

"I liked the simplicity of the course, but most notable was the speed and help from the support team."
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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 leisureAs soon as you sign up, you have instant access to your 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.
The course contains 13 lessons to help you understand food safety:
  • Lesson 1 - Food Safety Laws & Responsibilities
  • Lesson 2 - Food Contamination & High-Risk Groups
  • Lesson 3 - Biological Contamination
  • Lesson 4 - Other Types of Contamination
  • Lesson 5 - Food Allergies
  • Lesson 6 - Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Lesson 7 - Hand Washing
  • Lesson 8 - Personal Hygiene & Workplace Behaviour
  • Lesson 9 - Illness & Onsite Injuries
  • Lesson 10 - Time & Temperature Control
  • Lesson 11 - Working with Food Safely
  • Lesson 12 - Serving Food Safety
  • Lesson 13 - Food Safety Programs & Reporting Responsibilities
At the end of each lesson, there's a multiple choice quiz. You must score 100% to move onto the next lesson and you have unlimited attempts to do so.
You need to make sure that you have the following in order to be able to complete the Introduction to Food Safety course:1. A modern web browserAt AIFS we use some of the latest eLearning technologies to deliver the courses. You will need to have a modern web browser to view and complete the course (Google Chrome is recommended), and it's important that you have Javascript enabled.2. An email addressDuring 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 AcrobatSome of the forms that you need to complete (such as the Observer Report) are in PDF format. Ensure that you have the latest version of Adobe PDF Reader.AIFS courses work on most computers, laptops, tablets and mobile devices.
Course Preview
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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 3 to 4 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. To get a food business licence you must have one or more Food Safety Supervisors trained to meet requirements specified in Food Standard 3.2.2A.
Where can I learn more?The AIFS provides comprehensive information about food safety training, as well as general food safety information, in our blog, news and Help Centre.