Food Safety Training
Council Environmental Health Officers administer the Queensland Food Act 2006 Food Safety Standards, which relate to those food businesses which local governments are required to licence*.
Council conducts regular free food safety training courses (non-accredited), aimed at providing its primary clients, the city's licensed* food business staff, with an understanding of the causes and the prevention of food-borne illness (food poisoning).
Note: as Council is not a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) for the purposes of the Food Act 2006, completion of Council's food safety training course will not provide the required certification to become a Food Safety Supervisor. For details on becoming a Food Safety Supervisor, please refer to the web page shown below in Key Information.
* licensed under the Queensland Food Act 2006
Cost and eligibility
Council courses are free to eligible persons who are directly associated with any food business in the City of Gold Coast which is licensed with Council under the Queensland Food Act 2006. This includes all commercial take-aways, bakeries, restaurants, food vans, caterers, aged care facilities, school canteens (private) and vessels.
Other people not directly associated with a Council licensed food business are welcome to undertake the course at a cost of $92 (inclusive of GST).
If you are not sure of your eligibility for the free course, please contact us using the phone or email address provided below, for advice prior to booking a course.
All Council food safety training courses are conducted in Training Room 2 at Council's Surfers Paradise Administration Centre (Evandale), 135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise.
Courses are conducted from 8.30am to 12.30pm and participants are asked to present at the Training Room no later than 8.20am on the day. Please allow extra travelling time for traffic and parking. Morning tea is provided.
- 21 May 2013
- 25 June 2013
- 30 July 2013
- 27 August 2013
- 24 September 2013
- 29 October 2013
- 26 November 2013
Bookings for the above dates are now being taken.
Phone: (07) 5581 6722
Fax: (07) 5581 6994
All prospective course applicants must complete and return an application form at least one week before the preferred course date.
Letters which confirm the offer of attendance will be sent to the food business and the applicant.
If you are the person nominated and accepted for a particular course but cannot attend on the day, please advise us at the contact details listed above.
We cater for certain numbers and, unfortunately, failure to attend without prior advice may result in a fee being levied on the business. This does not apply if the business sends another person in the place of someone unable to attend.
For more information on the courses, find links to relevant websites below.