Food Safety Starter Top Up

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Highfield’s Food Safety – Top up to Level 1 online training at a glance

  • Provides a pathway from Essential to Level 1
  • Meets the training requirement for level 1 food handlers
  • Endorsed by Environmental Health Australia (EHA)
  • Covers the key syllabus of level 1 food safety qualifications
  • Written by Richard Sprenger, renowned food safety expert and author
  • CPD-accredited training
  • Self-paced study hosted online
  • Compatible with desktop, laptop and tablet devices
  • Accessible with features including audio voiceover and transcript
  • PDF certificate available immediately on completion
  • Accredited by Highfield Qualifications, an international provider of regulated food safety qualifications
  • Approximate duration: 1 to 2 hours

Food safety problems and poor food hygiene ratings are frequently in the news.

Sharing local establishments’ food hygiene ratings is a popular topic of engagement on many social media channels and in local newspapers, and unfortunately, it’s often those scoring at the lower end of the scale that make headlines.

Effective food safety and hygiene training isn’t just for businesses with a kitchen, it applies equally to businesses selling pre-packaged food and can help protect your business and ensure you avoid unwanted publicity.

Ensure your staff understand their role in maintaining food safety with a course written by one of the world’s leading food safety experts, Richard Sprenger.

This online food safety and hygiene training course is ideal for those who work in catering environments.

Course Overview

Food businesses must, by law, ensure that all staff have the skills and knowledge in food safety and food hygiene matters commensurate with their work activities.

It is a useful induction programme for those undertaking work-experience in a food business, and for anyone with a keen interest in learning more about the basic principles of food safety and hygiene.

This online course is suitable for those working in a catering environment who are not directly involved in the preparation or handling of high-risk foods, but work in an environment where food is handled elsewhere or only deal with low-risk foods. It is also ideal for those working with pre-packaged or wrapped food.

Highfield e-learning’s Food Safety – Top up to Level 1 course has been written by one of the world’s leading food safety experts, Richard Sprenger, and is endorsed by Environmental Health Australia (EHA), the premier environmental health professional organisation in Australia,

This course is accredited by Highfield Qualifications, an international provider of regulated food safety qualifications

Course content

  • Contamination hazards and controls
  • Safe handling and the storage of food
  • Food pests and pest control
  • Cleaning and disinfection

Why should I choose this course?

This food safety training course is suitable for those working in all catering environment or for keen home-cooks who would like to understand more about food safety and hygiene.

Our courses simplify even the most complex of subjects through media and content-rich exercises that motivate and engage learners. Our Food Safety – Top up to Level 1 course is packed with:

  • interactive exercises/gaming
  • media-rich content
  • interactive 3D scenarios
  • content provided by market leading experts
  • relevant photography and illustrations
  • multi-generational content and style

At Highfield, we’re committed to improving standards of food hygiene. We produce courses that improve knowledge and, when the knowledge acquired from the course is implemented, will lead to improved levels of food hygiene.

Is this training course right for me?

If you work in a catering environment (or expect to do so) or are simply looking to expand your knowledge as a hobbyist, this course is ideal for you.

This course (when completed) will help make you work ready and may give you the edge at interviews.

Further training courses are being developed including Food Safety Level 2 e-learning course is ideal for most food handlers working in a catering or retail environment.

Supervisors and managers must be trained to a higher level again, and the Food Safety Level 3 e-learning course is designed for this level of employee. It is also useful for owners of small catering businesses.


This e-learning course is a Highfield Qualifications accredited programme. More information is available at

Completion of this course and the Food Safety – essential course, entitles the learner to 5 CPD points. More information can be found at

Course duration

The course will typically take 1 to 2 hours to complete, however as this food safety training is hosted online, learners can complete each module at a time and pace to suit them.

Our Learning Management System (LMS) can provide comprehensive reports, including progress reports, so that trainers or managers can ensure the course is completed to suit training or business needs.

Entry requirements

There are no prerequisites to study this course, though a basic understanding of principles of food safety will be beneficial.

Test and certification

The course is assessed by multiple-choice questions at the end of the course. Learners must score 100% in order to pass.

If the learner does not achieve 100% first time, they will be taken back to review the module with which they have struggled. They can then retry the multiple-choice questions as many times as necessary to pass the course.

You will receive an electronic copy of your certificate immediately on completion of the course. This certificate, may be printed and used as evidence that you have been trained in food hygiene to the appropriate level.


This course features a full audio voiceover, a glossary of terms and a transcript for users that are hard of hearing.


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