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Food Safety and Hygiene Certificate, 1 Day NZQA Certificate

  • 1 Day
  • NZ$155
  • Online or On Campus
  • NZQA Credits

District Councils including Auckland Council require people who work in hospitality businesses including cafes, restaurants and takeaways to be trained in food handling and hygiene.

OVERVIEW - Food Handler Certification

District Councils including Auckland Council require people who are food handlers in hospitality businesses including cafes, restaurants and takeaways to be trained in food handling and hygiene. The NZQA Unit standard 20666 Demonstrate basic knowledge of contamination hazards and control methods used in a food business provides the basic knowledge and food safety training for anyone working with food in a commercial kitchen. 

You will learn how to: 

  • Identify the causes of cross-contamination.
  • Recognise those high-risk foods that are often responsible for food-borne illnesses.
  • Learn about the diseases and illnesses that can result from food poisoning.
  • Practice basic food safety skills including personal hygiene in your workplace.
  • Food Protection and how to minimise food wastage.
  • Manage and identify hazards and poor food safety.
  • Understand correct cleaning procedures to minimise risks to the health of staff and customers. 
  • Find out more about why food hygiene is so important to our communities.
  • Food Act 2014
  • Introduction to Food Control Plans

You will be provided with your Food Safety Training Certificate in person or via email on the day you complete the assessment (exam). We will also report the unit standard 20666 to NZQA.

Food Safety

ONLINE INTERACTIVE Option

NZSFW delivers food safety courses as a Online Interactive training as well as in person at our campus in Auckland. 

  • Online Interactive: Join a live meeting that is not pre-recorded. This give you the opportunity to ask specific questions. 
    • Theory: 9am - 12:30pm (includes morning tea break)
    • Workbook and course material: This is emailed to you 1 day before the online class starts. 
    • Assessment: Online assessment is emailed to you after the end of the theory class. You have 48 hours to complete and submit. 
    • Required Technology: Please review the requirements section below. 
  • In-Person: Join a real 1 day class at our premesis in the Viaduct, Auckland. 
    • Theory: 9am - 12:30pm (includes morning tea and lunch breaks)
    • Workbook and course material: We will provide a printed copy on your arrival. 
    • Assessment: 1:30pm - 3pm (you can leave early once you have finished the assessment)

Please ensure you select your preferred delivery method when you register. 

Who is this training for? 

Our training coureses are designed for food handlers, food managers and general staff in the following businesses and industries:

  • Restaurants
  • Cafes
  • Early Childhood Centers
  • Aged Care or Rest Home 
  • Other Food Handling busineess. 

Look here for more information about Food Safety Regulations listed on MPI Ministry of Primary Industries website.

SETTING UP YOUR OWN FOOD BUSINESS?

NZSFW delivers an additional one day course where you learn about additional regulation and compliance requirements from the perspective of a future business owner. In this course, specific details about the Food Control Plan regulations are covered as well the steps required to register a new commercial kitchen in a commercial setting as well as in your own home. For more information about this course, please visit the course page

Page Updated: 11 Apr 2022

Qualifications Gained

  • NZSFW Food Safety Certificate
  • NZQA Unit Standard 20666

Course Requirements

Online Interactive REQUIREMENTS

  • Access to computer to view online presentation with a working camera, microphone and speakers or headphones for the presentation
  • Access to computer for the online assessment (tablet or phone not recommended)
  • Google account with known password to complete online assessment
  • You need to join the class before the scheduled start time to be admitted

Online Interactive

Session Dates

9:00am - 12:30 pm Live Video Presentation. You have 48 hours to complete the online assessment.

Enrolment

Click on the date above and this will redirect you to the enrolment form, where you can pay online.

Course Fees

  • NZ$155

On Campus (Auckland)

Session Dates

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Enrolment

Click on the date above and this will redirect you to the enrolment form, where you can pay online.

Course Fees

  • NZ$155
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Qualifications Gained

  • NZSFW Food Safety Certificate
  • NZQA Unit Standard 20666

Course Requirements

Online Interactive REQUIREMENTS

  • Access to computer to view online presentation with a working camera, microphone and speakers or headphones for the presentation
  • Access to computer for the online assessment (tablet or phone not recommended)
  • Google account with known password to complete online assessment
  • You need to join the class before the scheduled start time to be admitted
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