Food Handling

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".

Venue for event: Hawkesbury Leisure & learning Centre - 114 March St, Richmond NSW 2753

Note: Due to Covid-19 restrictions Council has postponed all future food handing seminars until further notice.

All courses will run depending on sufficient attendance numbers.

Courses are held at a cost of $60.00 per participant.

To obtain further information please contact Council’s Environmental Health Officer on

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.

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

Basic Food Safety: Chapter 5 "Cleaning and Sanitizing"

Food Safety Training Video - This is a good interactive lesson where you need to spot the mistakes the food handler makes

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