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Course overview

This skill set is designed for those who are currently working in an industry that requires vehicle access to property while adhering to the Biosecurity Act.


This course is offered at various locations - please refer to the intakes listed below. 

Current intake/s*:

2018 Intake date/s Location
28 June Emerald Agricultural College
16 July Dalby
31 July Toowoomba
09 August Emerald Agricultural College
10 September Dalby
18 September Bundaberg
20 September Emerald Agricultural College
09 October Toowoomba
25 October Emerald Agricultural College
06 November Toowoomba
12 November Dalby
06 December Emerald Agricultural College


*Short course schedule is subject to change without notice. Please contact us to confirm locations and times.

Future intakes will be added periodically. Check back regularly for updates or contact us if you are interested in this course.


This hands-on course covers the processes and procedures involved in the inspection and cleaning of vehicles and machinery as part of environmental management and quarantine procedures. Please note, each participant will be required to get under the vehicle or equipment to wash out soil and contaminants.

Our washdown course is delivered under the AHC21016 Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management and is primarily targeted at students who already have some washdown experience. If a student is new to the industry (and specifically – new to washdown operations), then we will send workbooks / online exercises to the student prior to their practical skills application and assessment session. The student will need to complete this fundamental theory work before their practical session.

Course fees*:

Fee type Accredited
Fee-For-Service (FFS) fee rate $350 per person

*Prices may vary if a short course has additional requirements including, but not limited to, specific venue hire, catering requests, travel beyond one (1) hour from any QATC college or training hub, or if enrolment numbers are not expected to meet the usual minimum quantity of participants. If a given short course has a price that varies from above, it will be specified separately against that intake.

Additional course dates and locations may be added periodically.



AgForce Member discount of 20% on the course fee* - tell us your member number when booking and paying for your course.

*Discount applies to the advertised Fee-For-Service rate


This short course contains employability skills related to the biosecurity sector. Following completion of this short course, successful participants will receive a Statement of Attainment. This training could lead to further studies in Conservation and Land Management.


Closed in leather shoes or boots are a requirement of this course.

What to bring

Participants need to bring lunch, water, morning and afternoon tea. Please note that lunch and morning tea may be available for purchase as set out in the 'Schedule of accommodation fees' on our Policies page.



Inspect and clean machinery for plant, animal and soil material


This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to inspect and clean machinery of material that may contribute to the spread of weeds, pests or diseases. This unit applies to individuals who work under general supervision and exercise limited autonomy. They undertake defined activities and work in a structured context. (Source: as at June 2017)

Additional Information

Course disclaimer

All information quoted is current at the date of publication. This information is applicable for Australian citizens or permanent residents only.

Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges (QATC) reserves the right not to offer a course or unit and/or to decline the enrolment of a student in a course or unit on the basis of student demand and/or resource constraints. QATC advises that course offerings, structures, prices, instructors, assessment, unit objectives, and content may be subject to change without notice as circumstances dictate and reserves its rights generally.

Prospective students should contact QATC to ensure the information they are viewing about this training is still current.

Depending on training requirements and personal circumstances, students may be eligible for financial support, course funding or fee subsidies from government initiatives. For more information, refer to individual course pricing and the QATC Fees and Funding page.

Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges (QATC) is a Registered Training Organisation. RTO 31258

At a glance

  • Short Course
  • Accredited
  • 1 day
  • Multiple intakes
  • 1 Units
  • Fees and Charges
    • Fee-For-Service (FFS) fee rate: $350