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About the course

Pests can have a serious impact on crops and farming practices. By playing your part and reporting anything unusual, you can help reduce the likelihood that new pests are here to stay.

As a researcher, you have an obligation to report plant pests that are potentially exotic to Australia or new to a specific region. The Researchers – Pest Reporting and Responses course highlights how to report plant pests and what might happen in response to the detection of a new plant pest.

What you’ll learn

By completing this course you will learn about:

  • The benefits of biosecutiry
  • Implementing biosecurity practices
  • Reporting a new or unusual pest or symptom of disease, including why and how to make that report.

Course content

  • One learning module
  • One knowledge check module.


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].

Funding acknowledgement

Plant Health Australia.

delivery method

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

course provided by

Plant Health Australia

Course Length

15 mins




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