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 require all Operators of Transitional Facilities to complete specific training. This full day operators course focuses on:
PLEASE NOTE: Do you import 10 containers or less?
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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:
This course is offered online, making it fast, easy and convenient.
Do you have 6 or more people that require training? For all of our courses, we can provide onsite training at your premises (for a minimum of 6 people per course). Click the button below to contact us to discuss your specific needs.