Continued Biosecurity Competency (CBC)

What is the CBC?

With the Department of Agriculture moving to a Continued Biosecurity Competency (CBC) model, all accredited and approved persons (Licensed customs brokers or self reporting importers) who undertake documentary assessment, preparation and lodgement of Import declarations merge to a consistent competency point. This also allows for new information and issues to be disseminated and addressed in a more timely and consolidated manner. CBC content must align with changes to the schemes and their requirements.

In order to maintain your accreditation for the Non-commodity for containerised cargo clearance (NCCC) and Automatic entry processing for commodities (AEPCOMM) schemes, accredited persons must complete the CBC sessions stipulated by the department in a given CBC period by the due date. *Failure to comply with CBC requirements will result in suspension or cancellation of your accreditation.

CBC sessions scheduled for the 2019-2020 (1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020) period are detailed below:

CBC Session             
Reference number    
 Due date                          
Optional / Mandatory
Information Session
19-20/01  31 March 2020
 Mandatory
AEPCOMM activity
19-20/02 
 1 December 2019 TBC  
 Mandatory

Attaining your CBC:

At the CBFCA, we believe you should have the opportunity to decide what method you use to attain your CBC each year.  Whether you prefer to attend live online webinars, watch recordings of pre-recorded webinars or attend live venue events, it's totally up to you as we offer the full range of modes from which you can select. 

Accredited persons for the Class 19.1 AA (NCCC) must undertake CBC information sessions 19-20/01

Important Notes:
*If you attended any of the CBFCA Regional Conventions in NSW, VIC, QLD and WA earlier this year,
         you have completed the CBC session 19-20/01 training requirement.
        *Those that did NOT attend and need to complete this session can do it online via our ITALC portal. 
        *CBFCA Training will soon release the online CBC information sessions 19-20/01
          and remind members of the completion date of 31 March 2020

Accredited persons for the Class 19.2 AA (AEPCOMM) must undertake both sessions

The department is currently developing the AEPCOMM activity, and aims to deliver a live Webinar on 26 August 2019. If you are unable to attend the Webinar, the department will make the recording available, and the CBFCA will also make this available to members.

All accredited persons for 19.2. AEPCOMM must complete CBC AEPCOMM Activity 19-20/02 by 1 December 2019.

CBFCA, as the approved training provider will facilitate the mandatory assessment after the Webinar and provide assessment records to the department.

For more information about the training and accreditation for broker approved arrangements (class 19.1 and class 19.2) and Continued Biosecurity Competency click HERE.

If you require any further information please contact the Department of Agriculture or CBFCA Training via email or by phone on (02) 9587 1986.