Online biosecurity course for chicken growers

The Introduction to farm biosecurity for chicken growers online course is based on the National Farm Biosecurity Manual for Chicken Growers and uses footage from the Poultry meat biosecurity video. This course is designed as an introduction or refresher to biosecurity on meat chicken farms.

The purpose of the course is to provide a consistent, industry-wide learning resource about key biosecurity practices. It is designed to complement on-farm training, business SOPs and other specific jurisdictional or market requirements.

There are 10 modules covering:

  • What is biosecurity and why is it important?
  • People
  • Equipment and vehicles
  • Water quality management and sanitation
  • Dead chicken collection and disposal
  • Rodent control
  • End of batch procedures
  • Record keeping
  • Emergency disease outbreak preparation
  • Legislation requirements

Each section includes links to more detailed information and resources, including industry guides, best practice manuals, and a short quiz.

The course takes about 120 minutes to complete. After completing the course you will be asked to complete a quick feedback survey. After submitting the survey, you will be able to download a certificate of completion.

The course is hosted on Tocal College’s learning management system and can be access here.

The course was developed as part of the Training and extension for the Australian chicken meat industry project funded by the AgriFutures Chicken Meat Program and the Department of Agriculture, Queensland.

Please contact the project team if you have any feedback or would like more information about the course.

Project details:

Project No: PRJ-0011920
Project lead: Rachele Osmond
Research organisation: Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland

Researcher details:

Rachele Osmond
Principal Extension Officer – Poultry

Felicity McIntosh
Senior Extension Officer – Poultry