Basic Food Safety

Essential training for all food handlers - this workshop 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 centers. Assessment to NZQA unit standards 167 or 20666 is available as an optional add on.

3 hours, 30 minutes, 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Capital training
  • Level 1 204 Thorndon Quay
  • Wellington
  • 6011
  • New Zealand
  • $102.35 incl. GST


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 successful 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.

Optional NZQA units available

*NZQA unit 167 v8 + $30 
Practice food safety methods in a food business under supervision

*NZQA unit 20666 v6 + $30 
Demonstrate basic knowledge of contamination hazards and control methods used in a food business