Our Biosecurity Online Training (BOLT) platform provides plant biosecurity related eLearning courses.

Access is free and available to anyone with an interest in biosecurity. 

Available courses

Provides foundational information about the Australian biosecurity system and how emergency responses to plant pests are managed under the Emergency Plant Pest Response Deed (EPPRD).

An introduction to the purpose of the Consultative Committee on Emergency Plant Pests (EPP) and the National Management Group, the roles and responsibilities of their members, and the decision-making process in an incident. 

Provides an overview of a grower’s role in reporting and responses. It provides information on how to report and what happens after a report is made.

Provides an overview on the reporting obligations of researchers. It provides information on how to report new or unusual plant pests and what may happen after you do.

A course to help individuals and organisations improve their knowledge of surveillance terminology and principles and factors to consider when designing surveillance programs to monitor plant pests.

Provides information on what hitchhiker pests are, their impacts, how to recognise them and how to report them. Focuses on staff working with goods that have recently arrived in Australia – including warehousing, receiving, distribution centres, supply chain/logistics and other critical points along the supply chain.  

A brief introduction for nursery staff to help them understand the impact of pests and diseases, recognize characteristics of pests and diseases, where to look for them in the workplace and what steps to take to contain and report a suspected pest or disease.  

Provides advice on keeping honey bees healthy using industry best practice. This course supports the Australian Honey Bee Industry Biosecurity Code of Practice and is one way to meet the training requirement of the Code.

This course is free for all beekeepers based in Australia ($40 for international enrolments). 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.

(Please note: this course is on a different site to the other BOLT courses.) 

Designed for Industry Liaison Officers (ILOs) to improve response readiness of industry representatives that may be called on to work in the incident management structure during a response, and to understand their roles and responsibilities. ILOs contribute to decision-making by providing the affected industry’s perspective on aspects of the operational response.

If you are interested in the ILO role and attending a workshop, discuss it with your peak industry body and submit an expression of interest.

Designed to help  leaners become familiar with Australia’s plantation, native and urban forests, the importance of biosecurity, and provide information about pests and diseases that threaten Australia’s forests.

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