GSEP4001: Export inspection of prescribed grain and plant products protocol
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, Water and the Environment for the job function PGG3001: Export inspection of prescribed grain and plant products.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.
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.
$1750 (incl GST) per new or additional job function application. This will cover your eLearning, training and competency assessments for up to five job functions (per application).
Note: The GSEP4001 job function—and all inspection techniques covered under it—is considered a single job function. This means that you may choose to train in as many inspection techniques under this job function as you like, for no additional cost. Even if you select only one technique initially, and choose to train in other techniques in the future.
For new AO applicants, this fee is in addition to your $250 (incl GST) AO application fee.
More information about AO fees and charges is available here.
Email: Plant Export Training
Phone: 1800 851 305
Related Instructional Material
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.