Biosecurity Training

MPI Approved Accredited Person Training -
Online and Classroom

New Zealand importers must operate an Approved Transitional Facility to receive, inspect and unpack imported sea containers. All Transitional Facilities must have trained and certified personnel who manage or undertake the different aspects of biosecurity. Applicants must have a current working visa if they are not a New Zealand citizen or resident.

MPI requires all facilities importing sea containers to have one or more Accredited Persons available. APs are responsible for inspecting containers, supervising their unpacking, containing any biosecurity threats found and reporting to MPI.

IVS provides the necessary training, or refresher training, for your staff to gain or maintain their accreditation in a convenient half day course.

MPI Accredited Person (AP) Refresher Training - Online


MPI Accredited Person (AP) Training - Classroom


MPI Approved Transitional Facility Operator Training - Online and Classroom

MPI require all Operators of Transitional Facilities to complete specific training. This full day operators course focuses on:

  • Responsibilities of the Operator and the importance of their role in biosecurity
  • Relevant legislation requirements and overview of the standards
  • Practical assistance in completing biosecurity operating procedures.

PLEASE NOTE: Do you import 10 containers or less?
There is another option for you with our MTF service, call us on 0800 021 169

MPI Transitional Facility Operator Training - Online


MPI Transitional Facility Operator Training - Classroom


Biosecurity Awareness Training

All staff working at a Transitional Facility need to have Biosecurity Awareness training (unless AP or TFO trained). On the completion of this course, participants will:

  • Have an understanding of biosecurity and the role of an Accredited Person
  • Be aware of the risks of unwanted pests and diseases
  • Feel more confident in assisting the Accredited Person

This course is offered online, making it fast, easy and convenient.


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