course deliverY

The Food Handling course starts as soon as you sign up, log in and select the course. You can stop your Food Handling course and resume exactly where you left it by signing back in with your email address and password. 

Once you have successfully completed this online Food Handling course, and submitted the 3rd party checklist, your Statement of Attainment will be emailed to you.


  1. Average time to complete online course material: 13 to 15 hours
  2. Cost: $34.95
  3. Payment on completion: Credit Card through Secure Pay, PayPal or by Direct Deposit
  4. 100% online theory, no classroom
  5. Start and stop whenever you like
  6. Get a Food Handlers Certificate on completion.
  7. Students have 3 months to complete the course. 
  8. 3rd party report required to be completed by your supervisor within your workplace over a period of 8 hours. 

DETaILED course information

Download the Student Handbook here.

The Student Handbook details your rights and responsibilities, as well as our complaints and appeals process.

You will need access to a workplace kitchen, computer or laptop or tablet device with internet connectivity to complete this training.

This Accredited Food Handling course is suitable to learn the key elements of food safety. After completing this online food handlers course, you will be able to understand the context of all fundamental food safety principals.

This Food Handling course describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to use personal hygiene practices to prevent contamination of food that might cause food-borne illnesses. It requires the ability to follow predetermined organisational procedures and to identify and control food hazards.

This Food Handling Course helps with the understanding to the relationship of food handling in restaurants, cafes, clubs, hotels, bars, tour operators, attractions, function, event, exhibition and conference caterers, educational institutions, aged care facilities, correctional centres, hospitals, defence forces, cafeterias, kiosks, canteens, fast food outlets, residential caterers, in flight and other transport caterers.

The online Food Handling Course offers knowledge to the food handler which can be any person who directly handles food or food contact surfaces food such as cutlery, plates and bowls. People at many levels use this skill in the workplace during the course of their daily activities, including cooks, chefs, caterers, kitchen stewards, kitchen hands, bar and food and beverage attendants and sometimes room attendants and front office staff.

You will receive a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment on 100% successful completion.

Key Topics:

  1. Follow hygiene procedures and identify food hazards.
  2. Report any personal health issues.
  3. Prevent food contamination.
  4. Prevent cross contamination by washing hands

Assessment requirements

The online component of this course is short answer and multiple choice.

Additionally, a 3rd party checklist will need to be completed by your with your Manager or Supervisor whilst you are in your place of employment over a period of 8 hours. You must be observed by either your Manager or Supervisor completing the tasks on the 3rd party checklist. This assessment covers the elements and performance criteria, skills and critical aspects for assessment and evidence related to the competency unit SITXFSA001 Use hygiene practices for food safety. You can download this checklist on slide 2 (alternatively we can email it to you) within the course. Once you have achieved a 100% success rate with AQT is online assessment and your 3rd party checklist has been completed you will need to upload or email this checklist to us (instructions are on the 1st page of the 3rd party checklist). Once AQT has received you 3rd party checklist and it is 100% completed your assessment will be finalised and your Statement of Attainment will be available to download. We may call your Manager or Supervisor for verification.

Your Supervisor or Manger must be an expert in the Hospitality field and have been working in this industry for at least the last 3 years for AQT to considered them as an expert. This assessment MUST be completed in and operational commercial food preparation area, bar or kitchen.

Download the 3rd party checklist here.

Where can I work?

  1. Retail.
  2. Deli.
  3. Supermarket.
  4. Cafe and Coffee Shop, Restaurant.
  5. Air hostess (also need RSA).
  6. Local fundraisers that sell food.
  7. Scout leaders.
  8. Hospitals or any business that operates a Kitchen.
  9. Hospitality and the food production industry.