Food Handling & Seminars

Council runs several food handlers' courses throughout the year.

These courses prove valuable to people currently employed, or seeking employment in the food industry in the Hawkesbury area.

Current food legislation requires all workers in a food environment to have adequate food safety "skills and knowledge" for their tasks of employment. This is to assist them in understanding their legal obligation when handling food. The course covers personal hygiene, time and temperature, food preparation and storage, and cleaning and maintenance. All participants receive an informative summary kit as well as a personalised "Certificate of Attendance".

Courses are held at a cost of $55.10 per participant.

To obtain further information please contact Council’s Environmental Health Officer on
Phone: (02) 4560 4444, Fax: (02) 4560 4400 or email

Some food handling activities in larger workplaces, in manufacturing, and in high risk food categories require an accredited food safety certificate course. You should consider whether the certificate course is required. (Or, if your current certificate is older then 2 years, you may wish to consider Hawkesbury City Councils' Seminar as a refresher)."

Bookings are essential for courses as positions are limited.

Complete the Food Handler Seminar Registration Form.

Food Safety Web Resources

NSW TAFE course search - search for "food" and select "Food Hygiene Statement of Attainment (AQF).

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