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Livestock industry EAD Training

Animal Health Australia (AHA) helps deliver education and training for livestock industry personnel to assist in an emergency animal disease (EAD) response.

Industry participation in EAD responses

Livestock industry personnel can contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of an EAD response by collaborating with the government of the affected state or territory to plan and conduct the response.

Industry contributions to response planning can help to reduce the overall impacts of the EAD on business continuity.

Industry personnel can be involved in three broad areas of an EAD response:

  • Representation on the National Management Group (NMG) and the Consultative Committee on Emergency Animal Diseases (CCEAD).
  • Liaison and consultation with the affected jurisdiction managing the response.
  • Contribution of industry-specific advice and assistance in planning and conducting response operations.

AHA conducts training for representatives on NMG and CCEAD twice a year. Industry representatives are nominated by their AHA member organisation to receive this training.

Industry personnel working in EAD responses were previously known as Industry Liaison Officers (ILOs). The revised AUSVETPLAN Control Centre Management Manuals (2015) describe two principle industry response functions:

  1. Liaison – Livestock Industry
  2. Specialist advice – Livestock Industry

Animal Health Australia runs several workshops a year for the Liaison — Livestock Industry function in conjunction with industry peak bodies that are signatories to the Emergency Animal Disease Response Agreement.

For more information about the Liaison — Livestock Industry function, please refer to the just-in-time video and booklet below.

LLI Just in time booklet (pdf - 5 MB)

For more information about industry training, please contact

EAD Foundation Online

Industry personnel interested in EAD response training can still prepare by working through the EAD Foundation Online course.

Access the course by contacting

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Page reviewed: 16/04/2020