For approval of a proposed approved arrangement with the Department of Agriculture, you may need to meet specific training and accreditation requirements.
You will also be required to keep your training current to maintain your approved status.
It is a requirement in most approved arrangements that they are operated by an accredited person, except for the following:
Approved arrangement accreditation training covers classes 1-8, 10, 11 and 12 and must be completed either online or in-house.
Enrol in the online accredited person training.
Technical and administrative support
For technical and administrative support for the online training system, please contact: Tankstream Systems Pty Ltd Phone: 1300 792 151 Fax: 1300 798 161Email Support Mail: PO Box 281 Chatswood NSW 2057
To be considered an accredited person, in-house training must be successfully completed. Successfully completed will be determined by the biosecurity industry participant who ultimately has responsibility for having staff that are aware of the class requirements when handling goods subject to biosecurity control. The biosecurity industry participant must present records of attendance for accreditation training when requested by the department.
The department will not maintain lists of accredited persons. Biosecurity industry participants must provide either copies of the online training accreditation certificate or attendance at accreditation training records.
The department will not approve the content of in-house training. The effectiveness of the training will be determined during an audit.
Persons who complete in-house training accreditation are only considered accredited while employed by the biosecurity industry participant who delivered the training (it is not transferable).
In-house training must include the following biosecurity topics:
Training material is to be based on what accredited persons must do to ensure the biosecurity industry participant is compliant with the requirements of the classes they are approved for.
Reaccreditation is now only required when specified by the department. This means there is no longer a requirement to renew your accreditation every two years.
The department will advise biosecurity industry participants when reaccreditation training must be undertaken. Reaccreditation may be required as a result of:
Where the department has made a change to requirements that result in accredited persons needing to undertake reaccreditation training, biosecurity industry participants will be notified and advised the date the reaccreditation training must be completed by. Biosecurity industry participants will need to provide proof the reaccreditation training has occurred by providing either copies of certificate from online training or proof of training from biosecurity industry participant (attendance record).
Where it is determined during a show cause process, or as a result of a failed audit, that reaccreditation of Accredited Persons is required, the biosecurity industry participant must provide proof of reaccreditation as part of the rectification process.
Reaccreditation can be via
online or in-house training.
Please note that the online reaccreditation training package has been incorporated into the approved arrangement accreditation for accredited persons (Classes 1-8) training course.
Enrol in the online reaccreditation training.
If you are accredited under class 1, with an accreditation certificate dated 1 January 2007 or later:
If you are accredited under the external container or the empty container assessment arrangements, with an accreditation certificate dated 1 January 2007 or later:
If you are accredited under the approved arrangement accreditation for accredited persons (Classes 1-8) course with a certificate dated February 2015 or later:
If you attended in-house accreditation training with your current employer:
Please note that as of 2 January 2018, the department will charge $30 to re-issue a class 1-8 accreditation certificate. Please follow the following link to access
the department’s charging guidelines 2017.
Fumigators performing treatments under approved arrangement class 12.1 – methyl bromide fumigation and approved arrangement class 12.2 – sulfuryl fluoride fumigation must be accredited with the department.
Fumigators must also hold the appropriate qualifications and/or licenses for the state or territory in which they intend to perform fumigations.
Local regulatory authorities should be contacted to obtain the relevant licensing requirements for your area.
Accreditation is achieved by:
There are several commercial training organisations, approved by the department, that are able to provide fumigation training.
For information on any upcoming courses, or to arrange your own training, please contact the department by emailing
Information about Approved arrangement accreditation training is included in the Non-broker approved arrangement accreditation section of this page.
Accreditation is achieved by:
To be able to operate under the Non-commodity for containerised cargo clearance (NCCC) and Automatic entry processing for commodities (AEPCOMM) AA, you must complete the unit of competency TLIX5054 Comply with biosecurity border clearance. This unit of competency is offered by Registered training organisations (RTOs). Please
refer to your RTO for specific information regarding their courses.
To be able to become an accredited person for the NCCC and AEPCOMM approved arrangements you must comply with the following prerequisites:
If prerequisites are met, you may register with the department requesting accreditation to operate under the NCCC and AEPCOMM approved arrangements by providing the department with:
Accreditation requests should be sent to
The department recommends anyone completing TLIX5054 remain up to date with CBC requirements to ensure accreditation can be provided when requested.
CBC sessions contain up to date information and knowledge of biosecurity, where TLIX5054 has been completed prior to mandatory CBC sessions in the current CBC period, evidence of completion of the relevant CBC sessions may be required to obtain accreditation. Where a number of CBC periods have not been completed applicants may be required to complete the current unit of competency TLIX5054—Comply with biosecurity border clearance.
For full details relating to training and accreditation for the broker approved arrangements please refer to the Training and accreditation for broker approved arrangements (class 19.1 and class 19.2) policy below.
If you have difficulty accessing these files, please visit
In order to maintain your accreditation for the NCCC and AEPCOMM approved arrangements accredited persons must complete the continued biosecurity competency (CBC) sessions stipulated by the department in a given CBC period (1 April to 31 March) by the due date.
Failure to comply with CBC requirements will result in suspension or cancellation or your accreditation. Additionally, it may result in sanctions against the BIP.
CBC completion records will be kept and managed by CBC providers however, it is also your responsibility to keep your own evidence of CBC completion as they may be requested by the department.
Please send any enquiries regarding the above information to
CBC sessions scheduled for the 2019-2020 period are detailed in the table below.
AEPCOMM activity: AEPCOMM Expansion (webinar and assessment)
Accredited persons for the Class 19.1 AA (NCCC) must undertake CBC sessions 19-20/01.
Accredited persons for the Class 19.2 AA (AEPCOMM) must undertake all sessions.
The AEPCOMM activity: Expansion webinar (19-20/02) was broadcasted live on Monday 26 August 2019 . Below is a recording of the webinar if you were unable to join or if you wish to review the information.
If you have difficulty accessing this file, visit
web accessibility for assistance.
Important: If you are an AEPCOMM accredited person you are required to complete the assessment by the 1 December 2019. Please ensure you have access to the Requirements and conditions for approved arrangement class 19.2: automatic entry processing for commodities document (v.8) found in the
Requirements for operating approved arrangements webpage; and your BICON AEPCOMM user access account for the assessment. The assessment will be managed by CBC providers/relevant industry associations. Please contact them for information.
Please send any enquiries regarding the information contained in the webinar to