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About the course

This course seeks to raise awareness of known overseas and interstate pests that are recognised as having high damage potential if they were to become established in NSW and Australia. The learning modules  have been designed to build capacity among people working in our local council outdoor areas, environmental industries, freight and logistics supply chain and agricultural sectors as well as community groups e.g. local community gardening groups, to build networks.

What you’ll learn

The course aims to increase:  

  • awareness of priority pests
  • surveillance networks
  • reporting capacity within the community.

Course content

  • Module 1: Introduction to gateway pests
  • Module 2:  Invasive ants, glassy-winged sharpshooters and pine tree pests​
  • Module 3: Exotic reptiles, brown marmorated stink bug and plane tree pests
  • Module 4: Khapra Beetle, tomato potato psyllid, myrtle rust and exotic animals
  • Module 5: Exotic amphibians, citrus bacterial diseases and gypsy moths​
  • Module 6: Introduction to aquatic gateway pests

Each module consists of the following components:

  • Tutorial
  • Assessment quiz
  • Certificate of completion.
delivery method

Online Virtual training conducted entirely through digital platforms, allowing participants to learn remotely.

course provided by

NSW Department of Primary Industries

Course Length

60 mins




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