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Transitional Facility Operator (TF-Operator) Training | Full day course *POSTPONED DUE TO AUCKLAND ALERT LEVEL 3*

13 August, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm NZST


Course facilitator: SPS Biosecurity Limited

This one-day workshop outlines the role and responsibilities of a Transitional Facility (TF) Operator (TF-Operator) and the requirements of Standard for Transitional Facilities for General Uncleared Risk Goods (TFGEN).

All Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) approved transitional facilities must have an approved TF-Operator who maintains overall responsibility for biosecurity activities at their site.

This course is only part of the process for approval as a MPI TF-Operator and attendees will need to complete the process required by MPI as outlined on their website.

Key topics:

  • MPI and Biosecurity;
  • Contamination, pathogens and pests;
  • Biosecurity systems and procedures;
  • Transitional Facility Biosecurity roles and responsibilities;
  • Biosecurity legislation and key documents;
  • Biosecurity requirements for your Transitional Facility; and
  • Compliance and non-compliances.

Attendee requirements: The person who attends this course must have a basic understanding of both written and spoken English.

Documentation required: Attendees will be required to show a form of photo ID at the course

  • Drivers Licence
  • Passport (if you are not born in NZ), also proof you can work in NZ – working visa.

Completed pre-learning assessment (pre-requisite for attendance). This document will be provided upon course booking.

Provisions: Detailed workbook, pen and paper will be supplied.

Course refreshments: Water, tea and coffee only.

Certification awarded: On successful completion of this course the attendee will be awarded a TF-Operator Certificate of Training, as required by the MPI Standard for General Facilities for Uncleared Goods MPI-STD-TFGEN.

Register Online

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13 August, 2020
8:30 am - 4:30 pm NZST
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SPS Biosecurity Ltd
+64 27 536 7540 (Jessica Wallace)
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Pre-course requirements:
Yes: Refer to course description
Post-course requirements:
Yes: Refer to course description
Identification required:
Yes: Drivers Licence, passport


Dangerous Goods Management Ltd
39 Richard Pearse Drive
Auckland, Auckland 2022 New Zealand
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Phone: 0800 256 030 or +64 (0) 9 275 5559 / Email: training@dgm.co.nz
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