New ILO training

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After significant review and consultation with plant industries, the new Industry Liaison Officer (ILO) training program will be launched in early 2023.

ILOs work within control centres during a plant biosecurity response, providing industry insights, knowledge, and expertise to on-ground response activities. The ILO’s role can include activities such as providing critical information on industry processes and systems, supply chain operations, surveillance practices used by industry, and engaging with affected growers.

The updated training program is designed to be fit-for-purpose and includes new content to ensure it effectively prepares ILOs for their role and responsibilities during a plant biosecurity response. The expanded ILO training program now boasts an e-learning course providing foundational knowledge, which is supported by a face-to-face workshop that allows participants to implement this knowledge.

The next workshop is scheduled to be held on Thursday 16 February 2023 in Brisbane, Queensland, in collaboration with Biosecurity Queensland. Expressions of interest for this workshop are now open and are available to ILOs nominated by peak industry bodies that are signatories to the Emergency Plant Pest Response Deed, as well as the regional and locally based organisations that may support or work with the peak industry body during a response.

Nominated ILOs are encouraged to attend training workshops in states/territories where they have a significant grower base to become familiar with the biosecurity response processes of that jurisdiction. ILOs are required to complete the e-learning course prior to attending the workshop and will be provided with a certificate of completion provided for both the e-learning course and the workshop.

To register your interest or find out more about the ILO training program email

To find out more about the role of an ILO during a plant biosecurity response please talk to your peak plant industry body.