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Food Safety Methods

Hospitality businesses need people who are trained in food safety. Gain this valuable knowledge in UCOL's Food Safety Methods course.

A chef cooking in a commercial kitchen
Quick info

Locations: Wairarapa

Duration: 9 hours, part-time

2017 dates to be confirmed.

Domestic Fees:*
To be confirmed.Scholarship info

International Fees:*

* Fees are indicative only, and are inclusive of the student services levy and GST (goods and services tax). Fees for multi-year programmes are for one year of study.

This course is ideal for food handlers already employed, or if you want the opportunity to seek employment in the food industry. 

Career & Study Outcomes

To find out about possible job prospects and salaries, see Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's Occupation Outlook for Chefs and Hospitality Workers.

Advice & Guidance

When attending the programme please ensure that you have: 
  • Closed-in footwear for safety reasons in the kitchen.
  • Appropriate attire for the practical class (apron, white tee shirt.) 
  • A container to take home the food that you cook 

Please also remove any nail polish you're wearing beforehand. 

Course Information

  • Maintain effective personal hygiene when working with food
  • Work habits that prevent contamination
  • Maintain clean and sanitised work areas 
  • Correct handling of food types
  • How to deal with pests
  • Temperature probing methods
  • Knowledge of HACCP
  • Understanding the principles behind a food safety programme


The programme is approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under the provisions of the Education Act 1989, and Universal College of Learning (UCOL) Trading as Universal College of Learning (UCOL) is accredited to teach it.