About the course

This course has been developed by Animal Health Australia (AHA) to provide an overview of the context, expectations and responsibilities related to the Liaison-Livestock Industry (LLI) function. It aims to prepare personnel to be deployed into a control centre of a cost-shared emergency animal disease (EAD) response.

The LLI function is appointed by the peak industry body during a cost-shared EAD response. LLI personnel represent their industry in a cost-shared response and support response activities by acting as the conduit of information between their industry and the response.

What you’ll learn

After completing this course, you will have gained an increased awareness of:

  • EAD response structures, processes and activities used by government
  • processes that enable the identification, selection and appointment of representatives to perform the LLI function
  • importance of managing communications in a biosecurity emergency response
  • importance of maintaining self-care in an EAD response.

You will have a better understanding of:

  • LLI function
  • the tasks and responsibilities of the LLI function during an EAD response
  • Purpose of incident management team functions in an EAD.

You must complete both Part 1 and Part 2 to receive your certificate of completion.

Course content

This course is a prerequisite to the Liaison Livestock Industry (LLI) scenario-based workshop delivered by AHA. It is also a refresher resource for industry personnel who are soon to be or have been, deployed to a cost-shared EAD response as an LLI representative. The course can also be used as an awareness resource for personnel from peak industry bodies, allied and supporting industries, and government biosecurity agencies.

The course has two parts:

Part A: focusses on the broader context within which the LLI function sits such as the animal health system and response framework.
Approximately 1-2 hours to complete. 

Part B: outlines the responsibilities of the LLI function, such as purpose, role and tasks.
Approximately 1-2 hours to complete.

The AHA LLI online training course is just one of a suite of AHA resources designed to complement existing scenario-based workshops and exercises. You may need to complete this course as a prerequisite to other workshops delivered by AHA (e.g. National Management Group, Consultative Committee on Emergency Animal Diseases, and Liaison – Livestock Industry training). Check the prerequisite requirements when you register for these workshops.


To access this training, you will need to log in to the Biosecurity Online Training (BOLT) learning management platform. Access is free and available to anyone with an interest in biosecurity. If you are not already a member, then you will need to register and create a new account. For help with BOLT, please contact [email protected].

delivery method

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

course provided by

Animal Health Australia

Course Length

60 mins




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