We are partnering with Charles Sturt University (CSU) to train biosecurity officers. The department’s Biosecurity Training Centre (BTC) delivers contemporary and tailored biosecurity training. This is a key enabler for Commonwealth Biosecurity 2030.
Long-term, the BTC will partner with the research sector, industry, and near neighbours. This will improve Australia’s biosecurity capabilities.
The BTC will evolve into a biosecurity centre of excellence. It will strengthen capability in the Asia Pacific to identify and mitigate or respond to biosecurity threats.
The BTC begins operations in July 2022. Focus is on foundational training for frontline biosecurity staff.
The BTC Hub is at CSU’s Wagga Wagga campus. It has dedicated training and accommodation facilities. It also has access to campus services and facilities.
CSU’s Wagga Wagga campus also hosts the Southern NSW Drought Resilience and Innovation Hub. It has a range of specialist facilities. This supports better understanding of biosecurity issues, impacting the community, environment, and economy.
CSU applies academic excellence to learning and development in regulatory environments. Its partnerships will further strengthen the BTC’s capabilities.
A network of training facilities are also located at other Australian ports of entry. The training provides biosecurity officers with more knowledge and skills.
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