Workplace Hygiene for Food Handlers – HYG Online – Queensland

This course gives students the necessary skills in food safety and food hygiene matters, ensuring compliance with the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code Standard 3.2.2 Food Safety Practices and General Requirements.

The WHFH course covers the skill and knowledge requirements common to all States and Territories. Some legislative requirements and knowledge will differ across borders, however you will learn to;

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  • Understand the obligations of food handlers under current legislation.
  • Learn the correct ways of food handling and storage.
  • Identify potential hygiene risks.
  • Implement correct methods of cleaning and sanitising.
  • Maintain correct standards of personal hygiene for food handlers.
  • Reduce the risk of food-borne illness (food poisoning).

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Course Outline

There are 4 core sections in the WHFH course to complete followed by a final assessment.

Each section includes video, readings, interactive activities and case studies to assist in your learning experience.

  1. Element 1 – Follow hygiene procedures and identify hygiene hazards
  2. Element 2 – Report any personal health issues
  3. Element 3 – Prevent food and other item contamination
  4. Element 4 – Prevent cross-contamination by washing hands

Course Duration

Please allow approximately three (3) hours to complete your online training course.

From the time of enrolment, you have twelve (12) weeks to complete your training course.

Valid State Requirements

This certificate is accepted in all states, is in alignment with the current national food safety training agenda and is approved by the National Quality Council (Department of Education, Science and Training).


On successful completion, each student will receive a certificate demonstrating the attainment of the skills and knowledge required to work at a food business.

Where Can I Work?

  • Bars, Clubs and Pubs
  • Casinos and Gaming Venues
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Café and Coffee Shops
  • Restaurants
  • Event & Conference Centres
  • Transport and Distribution Centres

Potential Career Outcomes

  • Duty Manager
  • Food & Beverage Attendant
  • Food & Beverage Supervisor
  • Food & Beverage Manager
  • Commercial Cook
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Sous Chef
  • Executive Chef
  • Operations Manager
  • Venue Manager


What Internet browser should I be using to do my course?

The course and its features unfortunately do not support the Internet Explorer browser.  We strongly recommend you use Google Chrome or Firefox.

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Why do I need to get my WHFH certificate?

Anyone who is involved in any activity that involves food, or surfaces likely to come in contact with food needs to have this certificate. This means people involved in food:

  • Preparing – such as chopping, cooking, and thawing.
  • Delivering and transporting.
  • Also people who clean tableware and equipment that comes in contact with food.


Is the online Hygiene for Food Handlers training course accepted in all Australian states and territories?

Yes! The Club Training Australia Hygiene for Food Handlers (HYG) online training course meets the requirements of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code Standard 3.2.2 Food Safety Practices and General Requirements.

How much does the course cost?

The Hygiene for Food Handlers online training course is $19 which includes access to the Club Training Australia Learning Management System for six (6) weeks, support from our qualified trainers and assessors and a certificate of achievement upon successful completion.

English is my second language, will I have difficulties understanding the learning materials?

Our qualified trainers and assessors have years of experience helping students from all over the world. Sometimes just having something explained over the phone makes the difference. Phone our Helpdesk on 1800 653 266 or (07) 3878 7291.

What type of certificates will I receive when I finish my online Hygiene for Food Handlers training course?

You will receive a certificate of achievement outlining the subjects covered in the course. This certificate fulfils the requirements of Food Handling training (mandatory when working in Food Businesses in Australia).

How long before I receive my certificates?

As soon as you successfully complete your Final Assessment, you can generate your certificate. So no messy emails getting lost in your spam filter. Download and print your certificate and start working immediately.