Pre-Op Hygiene Awareness

Duration: 3 hours
Cost: $313.00 per person +GST

Course overview

Upcoming courses

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  • Limited Spaces

Course overview

The course covers the legislative requirements of the pre-op check, the rating of defects observed, corrective/ preventative actions, follow-up required and documentation to be completed.

If requested, there can also be a practical component to the course where participants are taken through an edible area and are required to identify and rate defects.

What is covered?

  • The systematic approach to the preoperative hygiene check by identifying and rectifying any hygiene defects 
  • The documentation requirements for a pre-operational hygiene assurance programme that is appropriate to its activities 
  • The required routine checks to be carried out by using the appropriate criteria 
  • Corrective actions and control measures

Who should attend? 

  • Employees involved directly with pre-op hygiene 
  • Supervisors of processing areas 
  • Quality control and/or quality assurance staff (QA/QC) 
  • Technical staff

Key benefits 

  • Ensure consistency, accuracy and confidence amongst pre-op staff
  • Demonstrate a systematic approach to the pre-op hygiene check by identifying and rectifying any hygiene defects
  • Personnel responsible for pre-op hygiene checks develop a complete inspection technique
  • Identify and score critical, major and minor defects
  • Aligned to your organisation’s procedures and pre-op check sheets
  • Gain an insight into current national and international food safety issues
  • Train with a NZQA recognised Private Training Establishment (PTE)


There is no prerequisite.

Note: Currently this course is only available to domestic students. Please contact us if you are not a domestic student and would like to register your interest in this course.