Biosecurity emergency response
Biosecurity Emergency Response Training Australia (BERTA) is an initiative to allow a national and consistent approach to all areas of biosecurity emergency response training. This is accredited training with the course materials hosted by Tocal College (RTO No: 91166) and the training delivered in the jurisdictions by trainers approved by Tocal College. The BERTA training is undertaken in cooperation between the Commonwealth, state and territory governments, Animal Health Australia (AHA) and Plant Health Australia (PHA).
The trainers and Training Coordinators in each jurisdiction will decide which skill sets, units of competency and qualifications will be offered to staff in their jurisdiction.
There are four (4) components to the BERTA training programs:
- The entry requirements
- The online modules
- The face-to-face workshops
- Further training
Biosecurity emergency response skill sets
The seven biosecurity emergency response skill sets are designed to equip personnel with the appropriate knowledge and skills to competently perform one or more roles in a biosecurity and can be made available as stand alone courses. They also build towards the skills sets are accredited towards the qualifications for biosecurity emergency responders, team leaders and managers, should individuals want to go on to achieve a full qualification.
- Biosecurity emergency responder
- Biosecurity emergency response leader
- Biosecurity emergency response manager
- Biosecurity emergency field Surveillance
- Biosecurity emergency movement control
- Biosecurity emergency infected premises operations
- Biosecurity infected premises supervision
- Biosecurity response public information management
What are the qualifications?
The biosecurity response qualifications provide a comprehensive pathway for biosecurity emergency response personnel at the following levels: