Level 1 Refresher

Food Safety Handler Refresher | Health & Community Services

HLTFSE001 | Cost $70

Follow Basic Food Safety Practices

If you have previously obtained the Food Safety Level 1 Certificate but require a refresher or if it has expired, this course is the ideal choice. It offers a condensed version of the full course, specifically designed to update your skills and knowledge. Before we can issue your certificate, you will need to email a copy of your previous HLTFSE001 certificate to support@cft.edu.au.

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Community & Health Food Safety Handler Refresher Course Outline

For any service or business involved in food service, ensuring that staff are trained in basic food safety practices is crucial.

If you have previously obtained the Food Safety Level 1 Certificate but need a refresher or if your certificate has expired, this course is the perfect solution. It provides a condensed version of the full course, specifically tailored to update your skills and knowledge in food safety.

This comprehensive training is particularly advantageous for individuals engaged in food preparation within health and community settings, including Early Childhood, Hospital Catering, Disability Services, and Aged Care.


Who is this Course For? 

This course is for staff working in the community and health/aged care service sectors, including:

  • Early Childhood Sector Staff

  • Early Childhood Sector Food Prep

  • Aged Care Chefs

  • Kindergartens

  • Disability Services Staff

  • Meals on Wheels Staff

  • Hospital Catering Staff

Topics Covered

  • Hygiene risks involved in food preparation
  • How to correctly handle and store food
  • The standard of personal hygiene required for anyone that handles food
  • Risks associated with food-borne illnesses
  • Obligations of food handlers under Australian legislation

Course Summary 

Course Level: Level 1 Refresher

Course Code: HLTFSE001

Delivery: 100% online via flexible learning

Duration: Generally between 2-4 hours (but you can take up to 12 months)

Starting: Immediately access your course on enrolment

Completion: Download your certificate immediately after completion of the training.

Assessment Methods: A series of online questions to assess your knowledge, AND
a workplace practical skills assignment.


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Course Details

If you have previously obtained the Level 1 Certificate in Basic Food Safety Practices (HLTFSE001) and are seeking to refresh or renew it, CFT’s Basic Food Safety Practices Certificate HLTFSE001 Refresher is the ideal option. This course is specifically designed for individuals involved in food preparation, particularly within health and community settings. It provides fundamental hygiene principles to anyone handling food.

By taking this refresher course, participants will gain a better understanding of proper food handling techniques and learn to avoid practices that may pose risks. This not only enhances the customer experience but also helps to build trust and confidence in the business.

The Level 1 Food Safety Handler Certificate Refresher Course is delivered through e-learning, allowing learners to study at their own pace and convenience. Upon successful completion of the course and achieving a passing grade, participants will have the option to download, save, and print a PDF copy of their certificate.

The course is delivered through e-learning, providing learners with the flexibility to study at their preferred pace and schedule. Upon successfully completing the Basic Food Safety Practices Refresher Course and obtaining a passing grade, participants can download, save, and print a PDF copy of their certificate.

Why Study a Food Safety Handler Refresher Course With CFT?

When you study the Food Safety Supervisor Handler Refresher online with CFT, you’ll be able to learn, understand, and grow your skills at your own pace. Because our online Food Safety Handler Refresher Course can be taken from anywhere in the world, you can choose when and how you study.

  • Take the course online at your own pace
  • Basic computer skills will be required to complete the course
  • More applicants take around 4-hours to complete this training
  • There is no time limit on the course
  • Your Food Safety certificate will be available to download immediately as a secure PDF when you complete the course.
  • Online or Email support is available 7 days a week between 7 am – 10 pm. Phone support is available during business hours

Frequently Asked Questions

The online course cost is $85. You can simply enrol, pay, and get certified today with CFT! If you are in Victoria, this course can also be completed in a face-to-face classroom instead of online. For more information on our upcoming face-to-face classes, look here: In-Class Food Safety Training

Yes, an upfront payment is required before starting the Food Safety Level 1 Course Refresher online. CFT accepts payment by Visa, Mastercard or American Express.

All staff operating in a venue that serves food throughout Australia are required to have the skills to keep the food safe. This basic food handler course teaches the fundamental skills required to perform the role of a food handler in the Australian food industry.

As the course is delivered online, you can complete the courses at your own pace. If you need to break up your training over several sessions due to other commitments, that is entirely possible. Our online courses are available 24/7, 365 days a year, which means you can study anytime and anywhere.

Before you begin your training with CFT, you should read information on our courses, fees and CFT policies and procedures.
This information is available in our Student Information Handbook and the CFT Policy page of this website.

The time it takes to complete the course will depend on the individual – most people complete this course in 2 to 4 hours. Each student will study and complete the sections at their own pace, which is encouraged. Your total time will depend on any pre-existing food safety knowledge. The course does not need to be completed in one session.

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