Biosecurity Regulatory Training Bridging Course 

for Existing Weeds Officers Authorised under the Biosecurity Act 2015 - 3 day course


This three-day course is for existing Weeds Officers authorised under the Biosecurity Act 2015.  Taking into account the significant and complex changes to the regulatory framework, this training allows learners to develop a practical understanding of the Act.  The training utilises group exercises, workplace simulations and lectures to enable learners to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Understanding biosecurity risk within a regulatory framework
  • Comparing regulation under the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 and Biosecurity Act 2015
  • Understanding and applying general and individual biosecurity duties
  • Understanding and applying statutory tools including biosecurity directions and biosecurity undertakings
  • Appointment, roles and functions of Authorised Officers
  • Understanding and applying regulatory powers of Authorised Officers
  • Understanding penalty provisions and executive liability
  • Understanding and applying penalty notices
  • Issuing and managing permits
  • Understanding the use and application of the regional strategic weed management plan
  • Understanding and applying control orders

The course is designed to address the regulatory spectrum from advice and persuasion to the use of directions to prosecution.  Each learning outcome is delivered using practical exercises that require the learners to refresh their skills.

Note: Day 1 of this course has been tailored to supervisors and managers.  The objective is to allow managers and supervisors to understand the managerial and operational issues associated with the Act. 


Units of Competency

Upon successful completion of the course, learners will receive a Statement of Attainment for the following units of competency:

The above units form part of PSP40416 Certificate IV in Government Investigations.

Delivery Mode

  • Face to Face
  • Blended approach 
  • Online learning


  • None

Course Cost 

  • $1200


Canberra : Course 1

      • Dates: 6-8 September 2017
      • Venue: University of Canberra, Bruce

      Coffs Harbour

      • Dates: 20-22 September 2017
      • Venue: Aanuka Beach Resort, Coffs Harbour


          • Dates: 3-5 October 2017
          • Venue: Teachers Federation Building, 23-22 Mary Street, Surry Hills
          • FULLY BOOKED


          • Dates: 10-12 October 2017
          • Registrations close: 8 September 2017
          • Venue: Tocal Agricultural Centre, Paterson

          Canberra : Course 2

          • Dates: 7-9 November 2017
          • Registrations close: 10 October 2017
          • Venue: University of Canberra, Bruce


          • Dates: 21-23 November 2017
          • Registrations close: 23 October 2017
          • Venue: TBC 


          • Dates: 28- 30 November 2017
          • Registrations close: 31 October 2017
          • Venue: TBC

          2018 Course LOCATIONS AND DATES:


          • Dates: 20 - 22 February 2018
          • Registrations close: 23 January 2018
          • Venue: TBC 

          Wagga Wagga

          • Dates: 27 February - 1 March 2018
          • Registrations close: 30 January 2018
          • Venue: TBC 

          Delivery Locations

          ACFEC has the capacity to deliver courses in additional locations.  If your desired training location does not feature above, please contact ACFEC to suggest a location.  The minimum number of learners for a course is 14.