2021-11 - Authorised Officer Program – Release of the export inspection horticulture protocol – leafy and other mixed vegetables job function

23 March 2021

Purpose

This Industry Advice Notice (IAN) is to advise industry of the release of the job function HEP4001:9 Export inspection of horticulture protocol – leafy and other mixed vegetables.

Summary of changes and key points

  • The job function HEP4001:9 Export inspection of horticulture protocol – leafy and other mixed vegetables is now available.
  • Persons wanting to apply to become appointed in HEP4001:9 must follow the instructions provided on the Authorised Officers webpage.
  • The authorised officer (AO) training and assessment fee of $1750 will apply to applicants who have not previously applied for a HEP4001: Export inspection of horticulture protocol job function.
  • HEP4001:9 Export inspection of horticulture protocol – leafy and other mixed vegetables has a pre-requisite of HOR3002:9 Export inspection of fruit and vegetables – leafy and other mixed vegetables.

Background

On 25 February 2021, the Export Plan for fresh produce from Australia to New Zealand came into effect and included peas (green/snow/sugarsnap) and sweetcorn.

These commodities are therefore classified as protocol and require AOs to have HEP4001:9 Export inspection of horticulture protocol – leafy and other mixed vegetables to conduct inspections. 

AO responsibilities

  • New applicants wishing to apply for the HEP4001:9 job function must first apply to become an AO by following the instructions provided on the Authorised Officers webpage.
  • Existing AOs wishing to add the HEP4001:9 job function to their appointment can do so through the Plant Export Management System.
  • Note: Instructions for adding job functions can be found in the Work Instruction: Requesting additional job functions in the Plant Export Management System published on the Authorised Officers webpage.
  • AOs must comply with the instructional material.

Contact information

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

David Ironside
Assistant Secretary
Plant Export Operations Branch

Last reviewed: 23 March 2021
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