A new course called ‘Researchers – Pest Reporting and Responses’ has been launched on Plant Health Australia’s Biosecurity Online Training (BOLT) platform which provides free access to plant biosecurity e-learning courses.
The course is for researchers who might come in contact with new or unusual plant pests in Australia and was developed to fill a gap in biosecurity training for this audience.
It aims to provide researchers with a better understanding of reporting and responding to plant pests that may be a biosecurity threat and covers information including:
- the benefits of biosecurity
- how to implement biosecurity practices
- why and how to report a new or unusual pest or symptom of disease.
The course has been available since 25 November 2019. You can enrol and complete the course on the BOLT website.
If you have any questions or feedback about the course please email the PHA Training team at BOLT@phau.com.au
The fact sheet Discovered something new? is about why and how to report suspect pests and diseases.