National Emergency Plant Pest Training Program

Plant Health Australia provides training through the National Emergency Plant Pest Training Program to industry and government representatives, growers and other biosecurity stakeholders.

The training program includes face-to-face, online courses and simulation exercises, which are described below.

Face-to-face training sessions

Training is available to all members and can be tailored to representatives who may be involved in national decision making committees, such as the National Management Group and Consultative Committee, through to potential Industry Liaison Officers in the Local Pest Control Centre during an emergency response.

Current training sessions include:

Biosecurity Awareness Workshop
Decision Making Committees
Industry Liaison

Sessions vary in length from one hour to one day, and PHA is happy to come to you. To get the most out of this training program, PHA can tailor training to our members’ requirements, or run training in conjunction with, and support, other activities run by members. We are also able to advise and support other biosecurity training activities.

To discuss potential training options, contact or call 02 6215 7700.

Biosecurity Online Training

PHA’s Biosecurity Online Training (BOLT) platform provides access to e-learning courses related to plant biosecurity to all stakeholders. Access to BOLT is free and available to anyone with an interest in biosecurity.

Click here to find out more and to access Biosecurity Online Training (BOLT)

If you have problems using BOLT, please contact

Simulation exercises

Practical training for members via simulation exercises is an important component of the National EPP Training Program. These exercises support the other forms of training delivered and test specific aspects of member’s biosecurity emergency preparedness. Together with discussion exercise activities that are included in the face-to-face training, PHA also works with members to deliver larger scale exercises.

Want to know more about training?

If you would like further information on the National EPP Training Program or would like PHA to provide training to your organisation, please contact or call 02 6215 7700.