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City of Gold Coast provides a range of services and programs to support the development of one of the fastest growing regions in Australia.

Food Safety Training

City of Gold Coast 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*.

The City conducts regular 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 the City is not a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) for the purposes of the Food Act 2006, completion of the City'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 in Key Information below.

* licensed under the Queensland Food Act 2006

Cost and eligibility

City of Gold Coast courses are free to eligible persons who are directly associated with any food business which is licensed with the City 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 City-licensed food business are welcome to undertake the course at a cost of $97 (inclusive of GST).

If you are not sure of your eligibility for the free course, please contact us using the phone number or email address provided below, for advice prior to booking a course.


All City of Gold Coast food safety training courses are conducted in Training Room 2 at our Surfers Paradise Administration Centre (Evandale), 135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise.

Find the Surfers Paradise Administration Centre map below.

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.

Course dates

  • 25 March 2014
  • 29 April 2014
  • 29 May 2014 
  • 24 June 2014
  • 31 July 2014
  • 26 August 2014
  • 25 September 2014
  • 30 October 2014
  • 27 November 2014


Bookings for the above dates are now being taken.

Find the Application for Enrolment Food Safety Training Course Form below.

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 information on the courses, find links to relevant websites below.

Key information