This course has been designed for Authorised Officer (AO) candidates wanting to perform inspections of prescribed grain and plant products for protocol markets.
Prior to undertaking inspections of prescribed grain and plant products for export, you must be appropriately trained, deemed competent and appointed by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry for the job function GSEP4001: Export inspection of prescribed grain and plant products protocol.This job function covers three different inspection techniques: packaged product, bulk product into containers and bulk product into vessels. You can choose to be trained in either a single technique or a combination. More information is available in the Reference: Table of authorised officer job functions within the Plant Export Operations Manual.
The learning and assessment methods for this course include:
- Mandatory training
- Competency based assessment.
A working knowledge of export inspection requirements, procedures and techniques is fundamental for AOs carrying out this job function.
This course provides you with the knowledge and skills to effectively conduct, document and record inspections of prescribed grain and plant products for export to protocol markets.
Mandatory training (Approximately 3 hours)
The combination of instructional material, published on the Plant Export Operations Manual, and training will develop your understanding of your role and responsibilities as an AO when performing this job function.
Competency based assessment (Approximately 2 hours)
After completing the training, you are required to demonstrate your competency to a Plant Export Assessor, through an assessment.
Refer to the GSEP4001 Competency and Assessment Requirements document for more detailed information about the assessment and competency requirements for this job function.
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Following successful completion of the course, and being deemed competent by a PEA, you must:
- maintain ongoing competency
- carry out this job function in line with the relevant policies and procedures
- be audited by the department
- participate in additional training and assessment as required.
PGG3001 Export inspection of prescribed grain and plant products—before requesting training or assessment for GSEP4001, you must have successfully completed the assessment for the related inspection techniques under the PGG3001 course.
On successful completion of the course, you will receive an Instrument of Appointment accrediting you in the job function GSEP4001: Export inspection of prescribed grain and plant products protocol—for the inspection techniques for which you have been trained—permitting you to inspect those prescribed grain and plant products for export, on behalf of the department.
This course is flexible and the duration varies significantly from person to person. The duration of each course requirement (outlined under Course Requirements) is a guide only and you are encouraged to only nominate for an assessment when you determine you are ready.
- Mandatory training – will take place at a location of the candidate’s choosing, in consultation with a Plant Export Assessor
- Competency based assessment – will take place at a location of the candidate’s choosing, in consultation with a Plant Export Assessor
Please note that remote learning options are available for this job function.
Training may be offered at a date arranged by the candidate and the department, depending on demand.
Fees and charges apply to becoming an AO and maintaining your AO appointment. Further information about AO fees and charges is available on the department’s website.
Email: Plant Export Training
Phone: 1800 851 305
Note: With the exception of the pre-requisites, candidates are not required to complete these courses to become appointed in the GSEP4001 job function.
For more detailed information about this job function, please refer to the instructional material under the Product Inspection: Grain and Plant Products section in the Plant Export Operations Manual.