eLearning course for the Australian Plant Pest Database (APPD)

March 14, 2024

Plant Health Australia (PHA) is pleased to announce the launch of a new online learning course for the Australian Plant Pest Database (APPD), titled: Introduction to the Australian Plant Pest Database (APPD).

Launched in 2022, the APPD collates plant pest and pathogen specimen data from Australian herbaria and insect collections. The purpose of the APPD is to support market access and inform government policy decision-making.

The course is available on PHA’s Biosecurity Online Training (BOLT) platform and explores how to use the APPD to access information on vouchered specimens of plant pests and pathogens. The course topics include: the search function, alert function, specimen information and contacting collection managers.

The course is designed for those who are new to the APPD and includes videos and clear overviews of the website’s features. Access to the course is restricted to current approved users of the APPD with each new enrolment request individually assessed before being granted.

If you already have access to the APPD and would like to complete the course, please click here. If you have an existing BOLT profile you can simply request enrolment however if you don’t have a profile, you will need to create one. Please ensure your BOLT profile and your APPD profile have the same email address as this will be used to assess your access.

Enrol today or if you have any questions or feedback on the course, please contact the PHA Training team at training@phau.com.au or appd@phau.com.au.