Food Handling Training

Food handler regulation and training requirements

Under current legislation, all food handlers need to have adequate food safety skills and knowledge when preparing food for sale. More information on food handling skills and knowledge is available on the Food Standards website

The City’s Health Officers routinely check the knowledge of food handlers on topics such as safe food temperature, hand hygiene, stock control, methods of cleaning and sanitising and will also observe staff skills during inspections. Health Services can also conduct training for food handlers on the requirements of current food legislation. 

FoodSafe® food handler training program

The City Supports the FoodSafe® Food Handler Training Program. This program is an introduction program for food handlers. It is an in-house training program that brings food hygiene and safety information directly to businesses through training and implementation of record keeping. It is highly recommended as a way of ensuring that your business is meeting the obligations to produce safe food.

The training component can be accessed through FoodSafe Online

On the payment page use the City’s unique discount voucher “FSCBURN315” and you will receive FoodSafe Online free of charge.

City run training sessions

The City can conduct training sessions to ensure food handlers meet their legislative requirements in skills and knowledge. Please note:
  • A minimum of 10 persons are required to conduct a session
  • Booking fees apply with discounts for local food handlers
  • All participants receive a folder to accompany training and a Certificate on completion.
Please contact Health Services to book a food handling training session on 08 9411 3444.

More information and contact

Please contact the Health Services Department for more information on food handling training on 08 9411 3444 or at [email protected].



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