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 2021-2022 (1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022) period are detailed below:

Approved Arrangement          
CBC  Reference
Release date  Due date
Class 19.1 (NCCC) Mandatory  21-22/01
June 2021  TBA
Class 19.2 (AEPCOMM) Not Required  N/A
 N/A  N/A

Attaining your CBC:

At IFCBAA, 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. 

An AEPCOMM activity has not been scheduled for the coming period however, as per the training and accreditation for broker approved arrangements policy the department may schedule additional activities during the CBC period if necessary.  

CBC for the 2021-22 period will consist of one mandatory activity (live webinar) relevant to the NCCC approved arrangement. NCCC accredited persons must complete this training to maintain their accreditation. 

The webinar has been scheduled for June 2021. Specific details about the session and its schedule will be provided by the department closer to the time.


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

To register for the 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 IFCBAA Training via email or by phone on 1800 633 116.