2017-35 - Horticulture Exports Program – New instructional material for horticulture inspections

​​​​​12 September 2017

Purpose

The purpose of this Industry Advice Notice (IAN) is to inform industry, Authorised Officers (AOs), Plant Export Assessors (PEAs) and the Service Delivery Division of updates to the horticulture components of the Plant Export Operations Manual (PEOM).

Summary of changes and key points

  • New instructional material for the export inspection of horticulture is now available. See attachment 1 for a list of both the new and the rescinded documents in the PEOM.  
  • Changes affect horticulture Registered Establishments, AOs, PEAs, exporters and the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources’ inspection, audit and assessment services. 
  • For a summary of the changes see the factsheets released with IAN 2017-34.

Implementation dates

Inspection: Industry and AOs must ensure compliance with the new instructional material from 16 October 2017.

Certification: Export documentation will be assessed against the new instructional material for consignments inspected from 16 October 2017.

AO training: AO candidates will be trained against the new material from 1 October 2017.

AO assessments: AO candidates will be assessed against the new material from 16 October 2017.

AO audits: AOs will be audited against the new material for consignments inspected from 16 October 2017.

AO job functions: From 16 October 2017, the HOR3003 - Export inspection of nursery stock, flowers and foliage will be merged into HOR3002 - Export inspection of fruit and vegetables and retitled HOR3002 - Export inspection of horticulture products.  All existing AOs will have their appointments amended to reflect the new job functions upon reappointment.

Important: All clients and AOs can begin to use the new material from today however it is not compulsory until the implementation dates listed above.

Exporter and Registered Establishment responsibilities

Exporters and Registered Establishments must meet the requirements in the new guideline from the date of implementation.

Authorised Officer responsibilities

AOs must comply with the new guideline and work instructions from the date of implementation.

All AOs currently appointed with either the HOR3002 - Export inspection of fruit and vegetables or the HOR3003 - Export inspection of nursery stock, flowers and foliage job functions will be:

  • enrolled into the revised eLearning program and can choose to complete it immediately or wait for their next reappointment to complete it.
    • From 1 October 2017, completion of the revised eLearning program will be a mandatory reappointment requirement.
    • Those AOs with appointments expiring from 1-16 October 2017 have already been contacted to ensure that their reappointment requirements can be met.
  • able to request revised facilitated training covering the new instructional material by completing and returning the training request form at attachment 2. This training will be group based and delivered by a Plant Export Assessor.

Contact information

If you have any questions regarding the content of the new instruction material please email: Horticulture Exports Program ACT.

If you have any questions regarding eLearning, training or assessment, please email: Plant Export Training.

 

Mr David Ironside
Assistant Secretary
Plant Export Operations Branch

Attachment 1: New and rescinded instructional material for horticulture inspections

The following new instructional material is available on the PEO​M:

  • Guideline: Inspection of horticulture for export
  • Work instruction: Inspecting horticulture for export using end-point sampling
  • Work instruction: Inspecting horticulture for export using in-line sampling
  • Reference: PE101 Export compliance record (version 3.0)
  • Reference: Plant exports guide – Equipment
  • Reference: Plant exports guide – Sampling horticulture
  • Reference: Plant exports guide – Horticulture inspection techniques
  • Reference: Plant exports guide – Specimen collection
  • Candidate advice: HOR3002 Inspection of horticulture (version 3.0)

The following instructional material will be rescinded and removed from the PEOM:

  • Volume 9: Commodity inspections – horticulture
  • Work instruction: Approved arrangement in-line sampling and phytosanitary inspection procedures for export certification of prescribed goods (fresh fruit and vegetables)
  • Work instruction: Sampling & inspection for export cert of completed consignments & lots (FF&V)
  • Work instruction: Sampling and inspection for export certification of dried fruit
  • Work instruction: Inspection of protocol fruit and vegetables for export
  • Work instruction: Sampling & inspection for export cert of nursery stock, cut flowers & cut foliage
  • Reference: PE 101 Export compliance record (version 2.0)
  • Reference: Inspection technique guide – General instructions: fruit and vegetables
  • Reference: Inspection technique guide – Berries group
  • Reference: Inspection technique guide – Cucurbits group
  • Reference: Inspection technique guide – Dried fruit
  • Reference: Inspection technique guide – Grapes
  • Reference: Inspection technique guide – Leafy vegetables
  • Reference: Inspection technique guide – Mangoes
  • Reference: Inspection technique guide – Root vegetables
  • Reference: Inspection technique guide – Stonefruit, pome fruit and tropical fruit
  • Reference: Inspection technique guide – Inspection techniques: nursery stock, flowers and foliage
  • Reference: Inspection technique guide – Advanced nursery stock
  • Reference: Inspection technique guide – Bare rooted nursery stock
  • Reference: Inspection technique guide – Bulbs, corms and tubers
  • Reference: Inspection technique guide – Cuttings in potting media and tube stock
  • Reference: Inspection technique guide – Fresh and dried flowers, foliage and seeds
  • Reference: Inspection technique guide – Loose cuttings
  • Reference: Inspection technique guide – Tissue cultures
  • Reference: Inspection technique guide – Personal protective equipment: horticulture inspections
  • Reference: Inspection technique guide – Inspection facilities and benches: horticulture inspections
  • Reference: Inspection technique guide – Horticulture inspections – Lighting and magnifying instruments: horticulture inspections
  • Reference: Inspection technique guide – Pest extraction equipment: horticulture inspections
  • Reference: Inspection technique guide – Specimen collection equipment: horticulture inspections
  • Reference: Inspection technique guide – Personal protective equipment: non-hort inspections
  • Reference: Inspection technique guide – Inspection tools and instruments: non-hort inspections
  • Reference: Inspection technique guide – Magnifying equipment: non-horticulture inspections
  • Reference: Inspection technique guide – Pest extraction equipment: non-horticulture inspections
  • Reference: Inspection technique guide – Specimen collection equipment: non-hort inspections
  • Candidate advice: HOR3002 Inspection of fruit and vegetables (version 2.1)
  • Candidate advice: HOR3003 Inspection of nursery stock, flowers and foliage (version 2.1)

Attachment 2: Revised instructional material training request form

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