Food Handler Basics is a free, non-accredited, online training course developed by the NSW Food Authority. The course covers the basic knowledge requirements for food handlers in Standard 3.2.2A of the Food Standards Code.
Standard 3.2.2A – Food Safety Management Tools, requires businesses to make sure the people who handle food, and their supervisors, have skills and knowledge in food safety and hygiene appropriate for their duties.
Educators work through 7 food safe handling modules and an assessment at the end. Those who achieve a score of 100% can receive a certificate of acknowledgement.
The training will take about an hour to complete.
Knowledge will be assessed in a quiz at the end. You must answer all questions correctly and provide your email address to receive your certificate.
It is important to note that a certificate is not a proof of skills under the Food Standards Code and food handlers must also be able to demonstrate they know how to handle food safely in the food business.
To access the training: Food Handler Basic Training
Children's services that provide meals as part of their operation now have until 8 December 2024 to comply with new food safety requirements, introduced under Standard 3.2.2A of the Food Standards Code.