Biosecurity Act 2015 Regulatory Training Bridging Course for Local Land Services

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Delivery Mode

  • Face to Face
  • Blended approach 
  • Online learning


  • None



    • Dates: 1-3 May 2018
    • Venue: Orange Agricultural Institute
    • Course at capacity.

    Coffs Harbour

    • Dates: TBA
    • Venue: To be advised


      This three-day course is for existing Local Land Services (LLS) 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:

      • Understand biosecurity risk within a regulatory framework
      • Understand the role of LLS in biosecurity
      • Understand the appointment, roles and functions of Authorised Officers
      • Understand and apply powers under Part 8
      • Understand and apply statutory tools including biosecurity directions and biosecurity undertakings
      • Understand penalty provisions and executive liability
      • Understand and applying penalty notices
      • Apply a risk-based approach to regulation
      • Understand and apply advice and persuasion regulatory theory
      • Conduct formal records of interview using cognitive interviewing techniques
      • Deal with vulnerable persons
      • Understand and apply general and individual biosecurity duties

      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 relating to the Biosecurity Act.  The course also acts as a compliance refresher.

      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:

      PSPCRT007      Compile and use official notes

      PSPGEN038     Identify and treat risks

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