New Biosecurity Training Centre

The Hon David Littleproud MP
Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia
  • New Biosecurity Training Centre to underpin a skilled and agile workforce.
  • Incorporates Central Hub and regional training centres.
  • Dedicated research capability to support future training requirements.
  • Australian biosecurity will receive an important boost with a new Biosecurity Training Centre set to underpin a skilled and responsive biosecurity workforce.

    Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia David Littleproud said that preventing exotic pests and diseases from entering the country was vital to protecting our national economy, our native animals and plants, and the Australian way of life.

    “Effective biosecurity demands the best available evidence, the latest science and a skilled workforce,” Minister Littleproud said.

    “That’s why the Government is investing in a new, national Biosecurity Training Centre.

    “The Centre will deliver specialised training programs for biosecurity staff from a central hub and nationally networked facilities around the country.

    “It will establish the expertise required to identify training needs and design contemporary training programs tailored to address biosecurity challenges we face as a nation.

    “And it will incorporate a dedicated research capability to ensure our world-class biosecurity system constantly evolves to meet new and emerging threats.

    “This is a great opportunity for regional Australia to contribute to our national biosecurity agenda.”

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