Basic Food Safety
and Hygiene Certificate

Approved by all Councils and Verifiers. Expert-led basic food safety and hygiene course by NZQA Registered PTE.

About the Course

This Basic Food Safety Certificate Training Course is:

  • Ideal for New & Current Home-Food businesses, Early Child Care Cooks, Charities, Healthcare, Community & Charity Groups, Aged Care, Hospitals, Cafes, Restaurants, Supermarkets, Job-seekers, and Food Companies
  • Approved by all Councils and Verifiers
  • Delivered by an NZQA-Registered PTE with New Zealand Government Accreditation

Our Basic Food Safety and Hygiene Certificate Course includes a Basic Introduction to HACCP as bonus content and is known by many other names, such as Food Handling Certificate, Food Hygiene Certificate, Food Handlers Certificate, Food Certificate NZ, Food Hygiene Certificate NZ, and Food Safety and Hygiene Certificate.

  • Course Duration: 5 hours
  • Delivery: LIVE Online Video Conference Training and Onsite Training Options available
  • Gain: Recognised Achievement Certificate after successful completion of the assessment

Our training is customised for people and both small and large companies who require training as part of the Food Act 2014, Food Regulations 2015, and local council Bylaws around New Zealand and globally who aim to operate to best practice.

Basic Food Safety Certificate
Training Course Content

  • Food Safety breakdowns and why training is an investment.
  • Find out answers to questions such as: Can I cook food from home for sale? What does a verifier look for when auditing me? What does jargon such as a “Level 2 National Programme FCP” mean?
  • Effective personal hygiene when working with food validation of hand washing technique at training (UV light verification test).
  • You will understand the science of allergic reactions and immune response and food intolerance.
  • Primary allergen groups (applicable worldwide) and practice allergen identification exercises from your menu.
  • Effective allergen management tools in a food business such as labelling and cleaning.
  • Key HACCP training NZ temperatures + global standards including both Celsius (°C) to Fahrenheit (°F) and recording temperature of high-risk food. This training has been used by our trainees around the world.
  • Knowledge of hazards that cause foodborne illness and food spoilage in a food business including pathogenic bacteria, mould, and viruses
  • Knowledge of methods used to control hazards that cause foodborne illness and food spoilage in a food business.
  • Identifying common examples of food safety risks
  • Pest control and how to control pests
  • Criteria for verifier inspections and audit checklists
  • Overview of legislation including the Food Standards Code 2002, Food Act 2014, Food Regulations and how the law applies to food businesses
  • Key elements of a Food Control Plan – FCP + 3 Step Corrective Action – Codex Alimentarius
  • Practice filling out key food safety recordsFood Control Plan Diary
  • Verification and how to achieve a Council Audit A Grades
  • Extra research and microbiology information based on our MOC with AUT University – School of Applied Sciences.
Basic Food Safety and Hygiene Certificate Training Food Safety Course Content

Basic Food Safety and Hygiene Certificate Course is suitable for:

This food safety certificate (also referred to as food hygiene certificate) suits people looking for a job or working in:

  • The Essential Food Services sector
  • Supermarkets, Dairies & Convenience stores
  • Aged-care facilities & Hospitals
  • Child Care Centres (ECE)
  • Food Truck Drivers
  • Food Processing Companies
  • Cold Storage and Supply Chain
  • Produce Handling roles
  • Hygiene and Cleaning jobs
  • Meat, Seafood and Dairy companies

Our food safety course is also suitable for:

  • those looking to start home food businesses (so you understand the law),
  • fruit pickers and farm workers; and people looking to up-skill and re-tool
Basic Food Safety and Hygiene Certificate Course is suitable for Produce Handling
Basic Food Safety and Hygiene Certificate Course is suitable for Food Trucks and Trailers

About Food Safe

Food Safe Ltd is Accredited by the New Zealand Government + is a Category 1 NZQA-Registered PTE. Training complies with the Food Safety Bylaws and Verifier Audits right across New Zealand.

Our food safety training is trusted by both well known New Zealand and Global food companies and heaps of small teams too!

Why Choose us for your Food Safety Certificate Training?

  • We have collaborated and delivered training for a number of performance-fuelled organizations and global brands.
  • The information we provide you on food safety is the very latest.
  • Learn in an engaging and interactive environment
  • We use slides, pictures, and a show-me-how approach to our training which suits all learner types
  • Food Safe Trainers are industry experts with Lead Audit ISO 22000 qualifications and have extensive practical experience in high-compliance food manufacture, which we bring to the classroom.

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Food Safety Training Online and Onsite Courses

Training Delivery

We deliver Expert-Led Online Food Safety Courses and On-Site Food Safety Certificate NZ Courses, and Training across New Zealand.

ONLINE FOOD SAFETY COURSES:
Delivered LIVE Online via video conferencing

ON-SITE FOOD SAFETY COURSES:
Our food safety certificate nz is held, for your convenience, at a number of locations across New Zealand such as food safety course Auckland, Christchurch, Hamilton.

We have successfully delivered customised training at companies from South Island to the Northland and across from Waiheke in the east to Hokitika in the West!

We go well beyond just training to nurture your business plans post-training with an EXCLUSIVE passionate post-training community support group of our former trainees and successful business owners who help support and guide each other and you on your own food business journey!

Food Safety Training Locations

In addition to training options New Zealand wide our Food Safety Certificate Auckland Course is also delivered at a number of locations Auckland wide:

  • In the North Shore, Albany, Auckland: Food Safety Certificate North Shore for the convenience of Aucklanders living on the North Shore Area from Birkenhead to Orewa
  • In Grey Lynn, Auckland: For the convenience of people in the CBD, Viaduct Ponsonby, New Market, Parnell, Onehunga, New Lynn, Henderson
  • In Manukau, Auckland: Food Safety Course Manukau: For the convenience of people who also live in Papakura, Pukekohe, Papatoetoe, Takanini, Manurewa, Mangere, East Tamaki, Howick & Flat Bush

The best part for Aucklanders is just like the rest of NZ enjoys, we ensure you get free off-street unlimited parking, an invisible and an additional cost you need to consider.

All basic courses are language-assisted with FCP resources in Mandarin 普通话, Hindi हिंदी, Japanese 日本人, Korean 한국의, Thai ภาษาไทย and Vietnamese Việt.

Training Location: Online
LIVE Online
Skype Video Conferencing
New Zealand

All New Zealand

Training Location: Auckland
Surrey Hotel
465, Great North Road
Auckland, New Zealand

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Training Location: Christchurch
Eliza’s Manor
82 Bealey Avenue
Christchurch, New Zealand

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Training Location: Hamilton
Atrium on Ulster
281/283 Ulster Street
Hamilton, New Zealand

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Food Safety Certification

Food Safety Certificate: How long does my Food Safety Certification last?

  • Best practice for Cafes and Restaurants: is to refresh learning and renew your certificate every 3 Years at a maximum.
  • Food Manufacture + Customised food Control Plans: refresh learning and renew your certificate every year.

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Read our 350+ 5 Facebook & Google trainee reviews

Excellent service from Keith, would highly recommend taking this class for Food Safety training. Very helpful resources given, clear communication and understandable. Made sure that we were all on the same page, at the same time. This has definitely helped me with my new position at a learning center, preparing me to succeed in what i will be doing. Opened up my mind to general life and food safety for my own home and family which i will now take into more serious.Thanks again Keith,Much appreciated
Kasian Liuvaie
Kasian Liuvaie
23:44 21 Jan 21
This online curse is a must for any body /small or large business working with food and serving to others for profit or non profit. I became so aware of a lot of things I wasn't previously aware of and it helped me so much in my food handling practice. The presenter was very friendly and welcoming and certainly knew his stuff! Also made the content easy to learn. Thanks Keith.
Barbara Tutty
Barbara Tutty
23:39 21 Jan 21
The training was great! Keith has so much knowledge and experience in the food industry so he was able to give us lots of information and personal experiences. He linked all the training to our own food goals and made it relevant. Thanks so much!
Renee Pennington
Renee Pennington
23:32 21 Jan 21
Keith was our instructor today. We all felt very comfortable. Even though Keith had 7 of us on board, he still managed to involve each and everyone and individually explained what we'll need and what to look out for.Highly highly recommended!
Queen Peary
Queen Peary
04:44 11 Jan 21
Keith and his services are highly recommended. Today our class was very enjoyable. He explains information very clearly and his class today, I found was very useful for my up and coming business. My team and I give thanks to Keith for helping us. In the end we received our food safety certificate. 5/5 highly recommended to those that are seeking a food safety certificate. Thanks Keith
Daniel Davis
Daniel Davis
01:12 19 Dec 20
Incredibly informative, thoughtful, and well-executed course. The instructor Keith was fantastic with connecting with each attendee and shared a lot of practical tips and ideas pertained to each of the prospective/existing business. It was packed with information and useful resources, but ran at a good pace so it didn't feel overwhelming. Highly recommended!
Mana Toyoda
Mana Toyoda
01:05 11 Dec 20
Great experience being trained by Keith! He was professional, has great communication skills and has a wealth of knowledge on food safety. A brilliant educator! Many thanks.
Erin Wilks
Erin Wilks
23:47 03 Dec 20
Very professional. I’m very satisfied with this service. The trainer was brilliant and not only offered great advise but also tailored parts of the training for my business directly. Overall I highly recommend Keith at Food Safe. Very very good service! A+++++++++
Jollymilkman Jolly
Jollymilkman Jolly
09:09 22 Nov 20
I highly recommend Food Safe. I had training with Keith today and he made me feel like i did online training before, even though i never did. It was a great experience and very helpful.Thanks again Keith.
Mariska Du Plessis
Mariska Du Plessis
01:06 16 Nov 20
I highly recommend this training. Keith was very professional and knowledgable. He gave examples specific to my business and I have come out of the training feeling a lot more confident. Thank you so much Keith and Food Safe Ltd.
Arihia Nordstrom
Arihia Nordstrom
23:31 06 Nov 20
Deanna and I thought the presentation was outstanding. We both not only enjoyed the course but learnt a lot. We now have loads of confidence that our kitchen will be top notch
Rose Duffy
Rose Duffy
23:20 18 Oct 20
They offer more dates/classes than other organizations I could find on the internet. One thing I liked the most about the class was that our lecturer always gave us examples/case studies related to students' real job/industry. It was very easy to understand, nice and thorough.
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HOW IT WORKS

1

Place your Booking

Click the 'Book Course' button. Choose your preferred date and training type (Online or Onsite) and place your booking.

Payment options: Bank Transfer and Credit Card.

2

Process your payment

You will receive a 'Booking Received' email after you have placed your booking which will include the payment details for your training.

Please process the invoice so we can confirm and reserve your place in the class and connect with you online if you have selected online training.

If you have already paid by credit card as part of our booking check-out, your booking is automatically confirmed and you will receive a 'Booking Confirmed' email. See point 4 below for next steps.

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Booking Confirmed

Upon receipt of your payment, your booking will be confirmed.
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Pre-Training

If you have booked Online Training, you will receive an email from us to connect with you online. We will also send you an email reminder with notes the day before your training date.

If you have booked Onsite Training (face-to-face), there is nothing further to do. Simply come to class on the day of your training. We will send you an email reminder with notes the day before your training date.

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Training Day

If you have booked Online Training, please be online 15 minutes before your class start time to say hello to the trainer.

If you have booked Onsite Training (face-to-face), please arrive 15 minutes before your class starts. Double-check your training venue address which is different to the Food Safe Corporate Office address.

FAQs

Do I have to do a Food Safety Assessment?

Yes. At the conclusion of your training, your trainer will give you an assessment to complete. There is no typing or writing for you to do. Only yes/no, tick box type of answers. You have to achieve 70% to pass your assessment.

Is the Food Safety Assessment hard?

As long as you are attentive in class and are taking notes along the way, which you can refer to at the end, the assessment is not hard. It is an open-book assessment.

When will I receive my Food Safety Certificate?

You will receive your Food Safety Certificate on the day of your training after the successful completion of your assessment.

What happens if I do not pass my Assessment?

Your trainer will ask you to take the assessment again. You can take the assessment as many times as you like. You will not be charged anything additional for taking the assessment again.

Do I have to prepare before coming to class?

There is no homework to do. Your trainer will coach you about everything in class.

What kind of job can I get after I achieve my Food Safety Certificate?

Our trainees have applied for roles in Cafes, Supermarkets, Childcare centres, Hospitals, Food Companies, Community Centres, Maraes, School Cafetarias, and Aged Care facilities. A number of our trainees have also set up successful home food businesses.

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