Quality Associates

Introduction to Food Micro

This course is designed for non-food science graduates. It provides an overview of food microbiology, the hazards to food manufacturing and how to combat the hazards in a workplace. We offer an advanced and practical Food Microbiology course. Please get in touch below for information.

Course Length

1 Day

Industry Best Practice Training

Course Outline

This course provides an overview of food microbiology, such as the classification of various organisms including bacteria, viruses, yeasts and moulds. The course focuses specifically on issues of potential food poisoning caused by foodborne pathogens and food spoilage. This course includes information on the risks of specific organisms and control measures that can be implemented for a range of different foods.


Upon successful completion of the assessment, a certificate of completion will be awarded.

Who Should Attend

This course is ideal for all Quality Assurance staff or anyone looking to break into the quality management profession.

Learning Outcomes

Presented skills:
  • Recognising common microbial organisms of food safety concern
  • Linking food safety organisms to illness outcomes
  • Identifying common food safety interventions to control microbial hazards
  • Reviewing microbial test results
Presented knowledge:
  • Microbial hazards and food safety impacts
  • Common sources and foods associated with microorganisms of food safety concern
  • Common processing and environmental controls of microorganisms of food safety concern
  • Testing methods and interpretation of test results


There are no prerequisites.

About Us

Quality Associates is a well-established business with significant Tier 1 retail and manufacturing clients. The Quality Associates Team, lead by our Director Dr Andreas Klieber have over 50 years experience here in Australia and around the world. We have vast experience in FMCG, food production, horticulture, food technology, supply chain management and food service.

What Our Customers Say

The training was extremely beneficial and has assisted us in initiating facility and process modifications, now that there is a better understanding across the teams of how listeria behaves. This course was particularly helpful in giving people context around this microbe and also the confidence in understanding what they can do in their everyday role to help manage the risks.
Phoebe Dowling
National Quality Manager, Simplot


This course has a short test designed to reinforce the key skills and knowledge outcomes and is required to achieve a certificate of completion.

Your Statement of Completion will be sent to you upon successful completion and payment.

For any course-related queries, please email customer support at training@qualityassociates.com.au.

No, all assessments are included in this course.