Training for Weeds Officers


Delivery Mode

  • Face to Face
  • Blended approach 
  • Online learning

 

Prerequisites

NSW DPI Biosecurity Online Certificate of Completion from EMTrain

 

2017 Course LOCATIONS AND DATEs:

Canberra

  • Dates: 30 October - 3 November 2017
  • Registrations close: 25 August 2017
  • Venue: University of Canberra, Bruce

Sydney

  • Dates: 25-29 September 2017
  • Registrations close: 29 September 2017
  • Venue: Holiday Inn, Parramatta

Compliance and Regulatory Training

for New Weeds Officers Authorised under the Biosecurity Act 2015 (Replaces Legal Training for Weeds Officers 1, 2 and 3) - 5 day course


Course CONTENT

This 5-day workshop covers the following areas relating to the core duties and functions of Authorised Officers appointed under the Biosecurity Act 2015:

  • Interpreting legislation and elements of offences
  • Planning and initiating an investigation
  • Continuity of evidence
  • Gathering and managing evidence
  • Conducting interviews and taking statements
  • Timeframes and statutory powers
  • Responsibilities in enforcing the Biosecurity Act 2015
  • The role of an Authorised Officer
  • Understanding delegations and certificates of authority
  • Understanding the use and application of biosecurity directions and other statutory tools
  • Dealing with conflict and field safety
  • Education and extension
  • Civil actions
  • Vulnerable persons in the regulatory context
  • Preparing reports and briefs
  • Giving evidence (mock court)

Officers bring their prepared case into a real courtroom to be cross-examined. Officers will prepare for court proceedings, present evidence and report outcomes of proceedings. The mock court provides a forum where the investigative skills of the officer can be tested including the validity of any Biosecurity directions. Assessment will be conducted in accordance with the assessment guidelines outlined in the Public Sector Training Package.

 

Units of Competency

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

PSPCRT007      Compile and use official notes
PSPINV001       Plan and initiate an investigation
PSPINV002       Conduct an investigation
PSPREG003     Apply regulatory powers
PSPREG005     Assess compliance
PSPREG011     Give evidence

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

 


Biosecurity Regulatory Training Bridging Course

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


Course CONTENT

This course is suitable for Officers who seek to refresh their skills in monitoring compliance with Biosecurity legislation and conducting investigations.  It is also suitable for Authorised Officers who seek to further develop an understanding of the Biosecurity Act 2015, and how it relates to the functions, duties, and powers of Authorised Officers.

 

Units of Competency

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

PSPCRT007      Compile and use official notes

PSPGEN038     Identify and treat risks

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

 
 

Delivery Mode

  • Face to Face
  • Blended approach 
  • Online learning

Prerequisites

  • None

2017 Course LOCATIONS AND DATEs:

Canberra : Course 1

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

      Canberra : Course 2

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

      Coffs Harbour

      • Dates: 20-22 September 2017
      • Registrations close: 18 August 2017
      • Venue: Aanuka Beach Resort, Coffs Harbour

      Sydney

      • Dates: 3-5 October 2017
      • Registrations close: 1 September 2017
      • Venue: Teachers Federation Building, 23-22 Mary Street, Surry Hills

      Tocal

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