2017-20 - Authorised Officer Program – Update on the Export inspection of empty bulk vessels job function

5 June 2017


The purpose of this Industry Advice Notice (IAN) is to update industry on the progress of the job function Export inspection of empty bulk vessels, and to provide advice on its mandatory pre-requisites.

Summary of changes and key points

The job function BVI3001:1 Export inspection of empty bulk vessels - at berth will be released in late 2017.

The Authorised Officer training and assessment fee of $1750 will apply to ALL applicants.

Mandatory pre-requisite competencies exist for BVI3001:1:

  • Work safely at heights (RIIWHS2O4D) valid for 2 years from the date of attainment
  • Identify a confined space (DEFWHS010) valid for 2 years from the date of attainment
  • Provide first aid (HLTAID003) valid for 3 years from the date of attainment
  • Medical assessment (attached) obtained less than 28 days prior to the date of application and valid for 1 year from the date of attainment.

Using the validity periods above, each pre-requisite will be deemed to have an expiry date. The earliest expiry date will be used as the expiry date for the job function as a whole for each applicant. In order for applicants to maintain their accreditation for BVI3001:1, they will need to ensure that their pre-requisite competencies are kept up to date.

Completion of a new eLearning program is mandatory prior to any facilitated training being provided.

Facilitated training with a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources Plant Export Assessor is mandatory before the required assessment for competency for BVI3001:1 can be undertaken.

Authorised officer responsibilities

No immediate action required however, any authorised officers wishing to apply for the BVI3001:1 job function when it is released, should start working towards obtaining the appropriate pre-requisite competencies if they do not already have them.

Contact information

If you have any questions regarding this IAN please email: Plant Export Training.

David Ironside
A/g Assistant Secretary
Plant Export Operations Branch

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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