5.030 Food Safety Certificate (Level 3)

The Food Safety Certificate (Level 3) offers learners food safety and hygiene training in a real café environment. It is a practical based training programme that will allow you to gain the skills necessary to become a café assistant or food handler.

This programme will provide you with the knowledge and essential practical skills as well as the confidence to step straight into a role in the hospitality industry and hit the ground running. We teach you the basics of food safety and hygiene within a commercial environment. You will receive a food safety certificate which most food businesses will look for when employing staff.

The programme is based in Asquith Café which is an operational training facility and will be 80% practical based learning with 20% theory. 

Programme Information

The Food Safety Certificate covers one unit standard.

27955 – Apply food safety practices in a food related business (level 3, Credits 5, V1)

Successfully completing this unit standard and the practical sessions will give you the skills required to gain employment in the hospitality industry as a food handler or café assistant within the hospitality industry.  

Programme Tutors

Our programme tutors are highly experienced industry professionals passionate about sharing their experience and expertise in training students in hospitality and preparing them for work.

You will work alongside them to run the Asquith Campus café allowing you to train on the job. In addition to your certificate you will gain invaluable experience in a real working café. 

Job Opportunities

Entry level positions such as a café assistant, food handler or food preparer within the hospitality industry.


6 weeks

Class times: 9.00am to 3.00pm, Monday and Wednesday.

Start Dates 2019

► 15 July, 9 September, 4 November

Entry Requirements


Programme Fees:    NZ$55
Resource Fees:    NZ$120
Total:    NZ$175

N.B. Full-time AIS students and affiliates are eligible for a $25 discount.

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