The PSNAP Surveillance Residential Program (referred to as Surveillance Residentials) has been established to enhance the national capability and capacity to detect plant pests by developing the skills of individuals. Those working in plant health surveillance will gain essential skills and knowledge through experiences they would not otherwise have access to in their own organisation. The program allows participants share their ideas and experience, lead to greater collaborations and build on existing networks.
Surveillance Residentials allow individuals working in plant health surveillance to spend time in another workplace or location, or by participating in relevant activities that improve the national capability to detect plant pests.
Potential examples may include:
Projects should show benefit to the PSNAP and address a known surveillance gap or improve capability to detect National Priority Plant Pests (NPPPs), plant diseases and their pathogens on the Priority list of exotic environmental pests and diseases, High Priority Pests of plant industries or emerging plant pests.
The program is advertised on the PSNAP website in the middle of each year. Only PSNAP members currently employed in an organisation relevant to biosecurity and plant health surveillance in Australia or New Zealand are eligible for the program.
Full details about the individual rounds of the program are available in the Events section of the PSNAP website.