Biosecurity Online Training

PHA’s Biosecurity Online Training (BOLT) system provides free access to e-learning courses related to plant biosecurity. There are six courses available: access is free (apart from the Biosecurity for Beekeepers course) and available to anyone with an interest in biosecurity.

PHA Foundation Course – provides a summary of the Australian biosecurity system and how emergency responses to plant pests are managed under the Emergency Plant Pest Response Deed.

National EPP Response Management – introduces the purpose of the Consultative Committee on Emergency Plant Pests and the National Management Group, the roles and responsibilities of and their members, and the decision making process in an incident.

Reporting a suspect emergency plant pest – provides information on when and how to report an exotic plant pest.

Bee Biosecurity Awareness – a short awareness course that adds to the Biosecurity Manual for the Honey Bee Industry. It provides an introduction to biosecurity best practice, hive inspections, surveillance, moving hives and how to report a suspect Emergency Plant Pest.

Managing giant pine scale in Victoria – a short awareness course developed by Agriculture Victoria to provide information about giant pine scale: a scale insect that lives by sucking the sap of pine, fir and spruce trees, sometimes killing the tree. The course introduces the impacts of the pest, signs to look out for and strategies to minimise its spread.

Biosecurity for Beekeepers – provides advice on keeping honey bees healthy using industry best practice. This course supports the Australian Honey Bee Industry Code of Practice and is one way to meet the training requirement of the Code. (Please note: this course is on a different site to the other BOLT courses.)

If you are a registered beekeeper you will need a token to do this course for free. If you don’t have a token you will need to pay $20 (or $40 if you are overseas). Once you are on the login page for the Biosecurity for Beekeepers course, there are a few simple steps to enrol, and then you will be able to access and complete the course. If you need more help, a step by step guide to get started is available in the Biosecurity for Beekeepers fact sheet.


More information about training and help with BOLT

If you would like further information on the National EPP Training Program or would like PHA to present training to your organisation, please email BOLT@phau.com.au or call 02 6215 7700.

If you have problems accessing or logging in to BOLT, please email BOLT@phau.com.au