Training to boost industry response capability

September 15, 2021

Biosecurity Queensland, Animal Health Australia and Plant Health Australia have teamed up to provide training to industry representatives on how communication and engagement unfolds in a biosecurity incident.

The training is designed to provide a development opportunity for industry-based communication and engagement professionals who may be involved in a biosecurity incident response.

This training is aimed at developing the skills and knowledge of industry-based communication and engagement professionals who may work alongside a government public information function in a biosecurity incident response. This includes anyone who would have a role in media, social media, marketing, engagement and communication within the agriculture sector.

This training involved participants’ completing approximately 1-2 hours of online self-paced learning, followed by a 3 hour online interactive workshop.

Topics covered in the workshop include:

  • an overview of biosecurity incidents
  • industry preparedness for biosecurity incidents
  • how to achieve effective communication and engagement during an incident
  • how government and industry work together in a biosecurity response
  • biosecurity incident public information case studies: Learning from industry experience

This training was offered in-kind by Biosecurity Queensland with the support of AHA and PHA.