Biosecurity staff to be trained to common standard across Australia

Biosecurity response personnel across Australia will be trained to the same standard, following the release of a new national biosecurity qualification.

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The Certificate III in Public Safety (Biosecurity Response Operations), will mean all Australian states and territories can conduct more effective and rapid responses to biosecurity emergencies, at the same level.

The Certificate III is the first qualification rolled out under the Biosecurity Emergency Response Training Australia (BERTA) project, representing more than two years of collaboration between the Australian Government, state and territory governments, Tocal College, Animal Health Australia (AHA) and Plant Health Australia.

"BERTA's resources and subsequent training will be invaluable to government teams likely to be involved in a biosecurity response," said Tocal College Principal Darren Bayley.

"Most importantly, staff will be able to lend their ex...

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