food safety

Essential training for all food handlers. Food handling and hygiene. Council approved. Meets requirements of Food Act 2014. NZQA unit standards 167 or 20666 available. Half day.


ITS’s basic food safety and hygiene course meets the compulsory training requirements of all food handlers under the Food Act 2014, from market stalls, cafes and restaurants to senior living and child care centres. This is a very practical look at the food handler and their responsibilities under the Act. All students will leave with a thorough understanding of practices that will result in safe food, and the ability to work confidently under a food control plan.


Essential training – sickness, hand hygiene, personal hygiene, cleaning, food allergens, potentially hazardous food Preventing cross-contamination, waste management, pest and animal control, checking temperatures and calibrating thermometers, receiving goods, food storage. You will receive ITS’s Basic Food Safety certificate on completion of the course. This course can also be completed by correspondence, however we recommend attending a training workshop as the very best option.

Please note, you must be in a workplace in order to achieve NZQA unit 167. If you are not currently in a workplace, our Basic Food Safety certificate is the best option, or NZQA unit 20666.


Basic Food Safety Certificate: $130 per person (special rates apply to Clubs New Zealand members, view the price list in the resource room).

Add assessment NZQA unit standard 167: $30

Add assessment NZQA unit standard 20666: $30

Duration of Course: 9am to 12.30pm


All courses are listed on and are held regularly in locations throughout the country.

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