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This Biosecurity Emergency Responder Skill Set provides the skills and knowledge required to undertake the duties of a biosecurity responder in biosecurity emergency response operations, in either field or control/coordination centre environments.

At a glance:

Location: Online or Blended Delivery
Course duration: Approx. 6 days over 3 months
Number of units: 5
Indicative fees: Nil (jurisdiction funded)

Course structure

There are five (5) units of competency which are equivalent to the core units of the PUA33112 Certificate III in Public Safety (Biosecurity Response Operations).

To successfully achieve the Biosecurity Responder Skill Set, you must:

  1. Complete two (2) foundation courses from Animal Health Australia and Plant Health Australia
  2. Complete four (4) online modules
  3. Attend one (1) face-to-face workshop.

The diagram below gives an overview of the course structure:

Biosecurity emergency responder

Details

Complete the two (2) Foundation Courses from Animal Health Australia and Plant Health Australia. These provide an informative introduction to the operation of plant pest and animal disease biosecurity emergency responses.

The four (4) online modules include:

  • PREPBER Preparing to work in a biosecurity emergency response (approx. 4-5 hours)
  • COMBER Communicating in a biosecurity emergency response (approx. 3.5-5 hours)
  • TEAMBER Working in a biosecurity emergency response team (approx. 3-4 hours)
  • WHSBER Work health and safety in a biosecurity emergency response (approx. 2-2.5 hours).

Each online module has an assessment task which must be successfully completed before attending the workshop.

After successful completion of the online modules, you can progress to the WORKBER Working in a biosecurity emergency response face-to-face workshop. This workshop covers the requirements for your jurisdiction and practical tasks to support your learning. Your final assessment tasks for the five (5) core units of competency will be undertaken during the workshop.

Note: Please check with your jurisdiction training coordinator to make sure this course is available in your area.

Units of Competency:

  • PUACOM001C Communicate in the workplace
  • PUAOHS001C Follow defined occupational health and safety policies and procedures
  • PUATEA001B Work in a team
  • AHCBIO301A Work effectively in an emergency disease or pest plant response
  • PUACOM003B Manage information


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