Accredited Training

HLTFSE001 – Follow Basic Food Safety Practices

Course Code HLTFSE001

Course Overview

HLTFSE001 - Follow basic food Safety Practices is a nationally accredited course which has been expertly designed by our team of learning designers to support the implementation of high-quality food handling and food safety practices for those working in an early childhood setting. This course has been contextualised to primary support those working within an early learning or childcare workplace environment.

Please note: HLTFSE001 - Follow basic food Safety Practices is essential for all early childhood professionals. This course will meet the new updated ECE regulation governing individuals working with food in a childcare or early learning setting.

Duration   5 – 10 hours online
Fees   $50
Study Options   Online self-paced
Commencing   Available now

Career opporunities

In December 2023, new regulations came into effect for all early childhood services and childcares.

Early childhood services and childcare centers that provide food must now ensure that all educators and team members that handle the food complete a food safety training course, or have adequate skills and knowledge in food safety to maintain the safety of the food.

HLTFSE001 - Follow basic food Safety Practices is essential for all early childhood professionals.

Who is this for?

  • Educators and workers in the early childhood or childcare sector looking to stay current with food hygiene practices and assist with ongoing professional development.
  • Directors or centre managers who have identified or experienced mishandling of food safety practices or concerns wishing to rectify any skills or knowledge gaps.
  • Approved providers after a compliance audit or issue surrounding National Quality Area 2.
  • All individuals who work in an early learning or childcare service across Australia, whether in a kitchen or within a classroom environment during mealtimes as a new regulatory requirement.

Apply for this course

There are currently no openings available for this course.

To apply, simply click the ‘Enrol Now’ button, and fill in the fields required. A member of our support team will reach out to you to provide you with more information.
If there are no current open classes, or the study option you want is not there, leave your expression on interest by filling out an enquire now form.

Students will be completing the single unit of HLTFSE001 – Follow basic food safety practices

All enrolments are for 30 days. Failure to complete your course may result in having to rebook the course at your own expense. At the discretion of Making Education, an extension may be provided of an additional 7 days.

  • To be able to successfully complete each assessment, students must have access to a workplace kitchen environment where they can complete shifts spent working in that kitchen. Students are to organise this within their workplace or equivalent.
  • Access to a workplace supervisor with one of the following qualifications:
    • A manager of a food business; OR;
    • A person with at least 2 years of commercial food preparation experience; OR
    • A Food Safety Supervisor or Head Chef; OR
    • A person with any of the following food safety qualifications:
    • Participate in safe food handling practices (SITXFSA201 or SITXFSA002)
    • Apply retail food safety practices (SIRRFSA001A)
    • Or equivalent.

Students must have access to a digital device and be able to log into our student portal to complete the pre-reading and assessment questions prior to their final supervisor’s report assessment.


You will be able to start any time and engage in your learning and study with flexibility around your current schedule.
As part of this online enrolment, you must have access to a workplace that has a commercial kitchen or equivalent and a workplace mentor that is willing to complete a third party observation report on your practices.

Once enrolled, you will have access to our student support team via email or phone.
Phone calls can be made on all weekdays except for all Victorian public holidays.
Monday: 9:00am – 4:00pm.
Tuesday: 9:00am – 4:00pm.
Wednesday: 9:00am – 4:00pm.
Thursday: 9:00am – 4:00pm.
Friday: 9:00am – 4:00pm.
Saturday: No Phone Support.
Sunday: No Phone Support.

Emails may be sent at a time that best suits the learner, and we encourage any student needed support to reach out via email whenever it best suits them. Our student support team will endeavour to reply via email within 48 hours of the email being read.
Please note: Long weekends may affect these response times.

Our trainers will also be there to help you on the day during any face to face study component.

The required amount of online learning depends on the individual learner, however you can expect to complete it within 5 – 10 hours.

To be successful in demonstrating your skills in a workplace kitchen context under observation and supervision by a qualified mentor, you may require either a full day equivalent shift, or three smaller sessions of 1-2 hours assisting.

Fees are charged per individual learner as follows:

Per Learner Price: $50

You will be assessed by using the following:

  • Online Theory Test.
  • Case Studies
  • Third Party Observation Report.

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