If you are an Accredited Veterinarian (AAV), you must keep up to date of any changes to your requirements as an AAV. You must maintain your veterinary registration in the state or territory you work in.
Renew or vary your accreditation
Accreditation is valid for up to 5 years from the date of notice.
To renew or vary your accreditation, complete the Application for accreditation as an Accredited Veterinarian for livestock.
You must supply the relevant documents as stated on the application form.
A fee applies to renew or vary your AAV accreditation.
Submit your application and a valid Accredited Program for Australian Veterinarians (APAV) number to email@example.com.
Requirements of your accreditation
You must be familiar with your requirements under our regulatory framework.
This outlines your obligations when undertaking AAV activities including:
- criteria for rejection of livestock prior to export
- reporting requirements for a notifiable incident.
You must report notifiable incidents as soon as possible and within 12 hours. Notifiable incidents must also be reported in the daily or end-of-voyage report. The Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock (ASEL) defines notifiable incidents and reporting requirements.
You must keep all records, including:
- relevant activities you have undertaken
- any documents provided to you.
You must keep all records for at least 2 years. The time starts from the date the livestock left the registered establishment.
Shipboard AAVs must provide us with daily (where applicable) and end-of-voyage-reports. These are required under ASEL.
Submit your reports using the LIVEXCollect Data Collection Tool.
We use information from these reports to:
- monitor and assess voyages
- raise animal welfare concerns
- analyse exporter performance and animal welfare outcomes.
We may audit AAVs to check compliance with:
Not all AAVs will be audited every year. We take a risk-based approach to auditing. You are more likely to be selected for a routine audit if you:
- undertake a large number of consignments as an AAV
- complete AEPs for markets with complex importing country requirements.
We may also undertake an audit in response to identified issues or other incidents as appropriate and in line with our Compliance Statement for the Export of Livestock.
Currently audits are desk-top based.
We recover the cost of delivering export regulatory services, including audits. We apply time-based fees to audits.