Food Safety and Hygiene Certificate, 1 Day NZQA Certificate
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. The NZQA Unit standard 20666 Demonstrate basic knowledge of contamination hazards and control methods used in a food business provides the basic knowledge for anyone working with food in a commercial kitchen.
NZSFW delivers this course as a Live Online course as well as in person on our campus in Auckland. Please ensure you select your preferred delivery method when you register.
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 safe food skills including personal hygiene in your workplace.
- Manage and identify hazards and poor food safety.
- Understand correct cleaning procedures to minimise these risks.
- Find out more about why food safety is so important to our communities.
- Food Act 2014
- Introduction to Food Control Plans
You will be provided with your Food Safety Certificate in person or via email on the day you complete the course. We will also report the unit standard 20666 to NZQA.
You will need to provide Photo Identification and a pen with you to on campus courses for verification. Please provide a Digital copy of your photo ID via email for delivered online courses.
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 Food Control plans is covered as well the steps required to register a new commercial kitchen in a commercial setting as well as in your own home.
In November 2015, Unit Standard 167 Practise food safety methods in a food business under supervision changed from being a theoretical unit standard to a practical unit standard and now requires assessment in the workplace. At NZSFW, unit 20666 replaces 167 as the theoretical unit standard.
- NZSFW Food Safety Certificate
- NZQA Unit Standard 20666
- Intermediate level English
- Provide one Approved Identification Document to office
Delivered Online Course Requirements
- Intermediate level English
- Provide one Approved Identification Document to office via email
- 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