Our Training

At Biosecurity & Training South Ltd we provide proffessional training courses in a relaxed learning environment. Our team has an extensive background in Biosecurity and is knowledgeable in all areas of Biosecurity Border Protection and compliance. We offer Biosecurity courses approved by the Ministry of Primary Industries.

Our goal is to share our passion for protecting New Zealands' unique flora and fauna.

Accredited Person Course

Any business receiving imported shipping containers directly into their MPI Transitional Facility (TF) are required to have an Accredited Person on site when sea containers arrive, are opened and throughout the devanning process. The Accredited Person is responsible for checking the container, the cargo and the packaging for contaminants and reporting any findings to MPI.

The Accredited Person course will explain:

  • Biosecurity and why this is so critically important in New Zealand
  • The Accredited Person role and where you fit into the Sea Container pathway
  • The documentation and records required by facilities
  • Types of Biosecurity contamination accompanied by display items.

Facility Operator Course

All MPI Transitional Facilities (TF’s) must have an Operator who has attended this course. The Operator is the person legally responsible for ensuring the facility runs as per the MPI requirements in the Biosecurity Act 1993, MPI Standards and any relevant Import Health Standards. The Operator is the primary contact for MPI at that facility.

The Facility Operators course will explain:

  • Biosecurity and why this is so critically important in New Zealand
  • The pathway imported goods take and the interventions which occur along the pathway
  • The roles & responsibilities of the main stakeholders involved with biosecurity
  • The documentation/legislation/standards applicable to a Transitional Facility
  • The legal requirements for the Operator & Transitional Facility including the consequences of non-compliance

One person can hold the role of an Operator and an Accredited Person but they must attend both courses.

About Our Training

  • We can run training sessions for your own group*
  • All staff are very experienced and knowledgeable about Biosecurity

*Minimum numbers apply