Continued Biosecurity Competency (CBC)

What is CBC?

The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry stipulates that Continued Biosecurity Competency (CBC) must be completed by all accredited and approved persons (Licensed customs brokers or self-reporting importers) who undertake documentary assessment, preparation and lodgement of Import declarations. This allows for new information and issues to be disseminated and addressed in a 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 2023-2024 (1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024) period are detailed below:

Approved Arrangement          
CBC  Reference
Release date  Due date
Class 19.1 (NCCC) Mandatory 23-24/01
6 Sept 2023 18 Oct 2023
Class 19.2 (AEPCOMM)* TBC TBC

*An AEPCOMM activity may also be included in the September 2023 CBC webinar. Confirmation will be provided by the department closer to the time.

Attaining your CBC:

CBC for the 2023-24 period will consist of one mandatory activity (pre-recorded webinar) relevant to the NCCC approved arrangement. NCCC accredited persons must complete this training to maintain their accreditation. 

This year’s CBC activity will happen in 2 parts.

Part 1: Viewing the Webinar through LearnHub

Accredited persons will access the CBC pre-recorded webinar via Learnhub. The CBC webinar will be released on 6 Sep 2023. Every accredited person should use their own individual Learnhub login to access the Webinar.

Part 2: Completing the Assessment through IFCBAA Learning Management System.

After viewing the pre-recorded Webinar in LearnHub, the accredited person needs to complete the Assessment in through IFCBAA Learning Management System and receive your certificate. There is no need to send your certificate to Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, however, retain a copy for your records.

To access the Continued Biosecurity Competency Assessment Module please click Here.

IFCBAA will provide access to the Class 19.1 (NCCC) assessment which is due 18 Oct 2023, at no cost for IFCBAA members.

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 through AEP Support or IFCBAA Training via email or by phone on (07) 32560146.