Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to your questions with the Australian Institute of Food Safety's Frequently Asked Questions section.

How do I choose the right food safety course?

At the Australian Institute of Food Safety, we offer a variety of food safety courses for you to choose from. But, how do you decide which one is right for you? Finding out which course you need to do will depend on your situation.

Our students complete courses with us for lots of different reasons. They might be applying for a job that requires a Food Handler Certificate, or setting up a food van and need a Food Safety Supervisor certificate, or just want to learn some of the basics. Whatever the reason, our nationally recognised courses meet all legislative requirements across Australia and will give you the food safety knowledge you need.

Online food safety courses

At an introductory level, we have a non-accredited course called Introduction to Food Safety, which teaches students basic food safety skills. After this course is completed, students receive a certificate of completion.

We also have a nationally recognised Food Handler course, which provides students with the knowledge and skills required to work as a Food Handler.

Industry-specific Food Handler training is available for the following sectors:

  • Hospitality
  • Health & Community
  • Food Processing

Industry-specific Food Handler training is a great option for businesses and organisations who want to ensure that Food Handlers receive relevant training tailored to their industry.

The sector chosen during enrolment determines the unit of competency that is awarded upon completion of the course. This unit of competency will be listed on the nationally recognised Statement of Attainment (commonly referred to as a 'Food Handling Certificate') issued to the student once they've finished the course.

Note: If industry-specific Food Handler training is not available for your food sector, choose the Hospitality sector during enrolment.

We also offer the official AIFS Food Safety Supervisor course. This is our most popular course, and not only teaches students all of the necessary skills for safe food handling but also how to monitor and maintain food safety in a business, including a Food Safety Program.

For more information on which course you should complete, you can either visit the individual course pages on our website or contact our support team