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About the course

The purpose of this course is to provide supporting information to animal health professionals collecting sample submissions for the National Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies Surveillance Project (NTSESP).

What you’ll learn

The NTSESP training guide is recommended for animal health professionals who will be responsible for collecting surveillance samples and submitting these as part of the NTSESP.

This course takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Course content

This course will provide learners with an understanding of the correct methods of collecting surveillance samples and key considerations that are associated with them through the following sections:

  • Introduction to the National Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSE) Freedom Assurance Program and the NTSESP
  • Clinical signs of TSEs
  • Methods for removing brains for TSE testing and claiming incentives
  • Work health and safety considerations
  • Further information.


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

30 mins




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