Level 1

Food Safety Handler | Health & Community Services

HLTFSE001 | Cost $85

Follow Basic Food Safety Practices

CFT’s Basic Food Safety Practices Certificate is the is a course for people involved in the handling of food to maintain basic hygiene principles. This training provides fundamental knowledge on how best practices should be followed so that any person working with or near foods can protect themselves and others from illness-causing bacteria, viruses, and more!

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Health & Community Services Food Safety Handler Course Outline

Any service or business that serves food needs to ensure that staff are trained in basic food safety practices.

HLTFSE001 is a course designed for those involved in food preparation within health and community settings, including Early Childhood, Hospital Catering, Disability Workers and Aged Care.

This course provides fundamental hygiene principles for anyone involved in the handling of food in health or community services.

The course will teach you everything from hygiene risks in food preparation to how best to handle and store different types of foods. You’ll also learn about Australian legislation for those who work with or serve meals, as well as what obligations come along when you are working in this role!

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

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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When all assessments are completed, you will receive access to your Nationally Accredited Statement of Attainment to download and print as required.

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Course Details

CFT’s Basic Food Safety Practices Certificate HLTFSE001 is designed as a course for people who are involved in food preparation, especially within health and community settings. This course provides the fundamental hygiene principles for anyone who is handling food. By taking this course, it will allow staff to have a better understanding of how to handle food correctly and what practices to avoid. Not only will this create a better experience for customers, but it will also help to build trust and confidence in the business.

The level one Food Safety Handler Certificate course is delivered via e-learning (online), which provides learners with the flexibility to study at their own pace in their own time. Once you have completed the Food Safety Handler course and achieved a passing grade, you will be able to download, save and print a PDF copy of your certificate.

The Basic Food Safety Practices Certificate is delivered via e-learning (online), which provides learners with the flexibility to study at their own pace in their own time. Once you have completed the Basic Food Safety Practices course and achieved a passing grade, you will be able to download, save and print a PDF copy of your certificate.

Why Study a Food Safety Handler Course With CFT?

When you study the Food Safety Supervisor Handler online with CFT, you’ll be able to learn, understand, and grow your skills at your own pace. Because our online food safety supervisor 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 $95. 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 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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