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Grain Sampling Training

Do you know how to take a representative sample?

  • Being able to take a representative sample of grain that is in storage, being transferred between storages, or is in a transport unit is fundamental to the facilitation of trade.
  • The Department of Agriculture, Water & the Environment (DAWE) and the grain industry share an objective to have an agreed industry process for sampling grain under all sampling scenarios. DAWE has developed the Prescribed Goods Export Preparation Standard (PGEPS) which covers the export of grain.   
  • Adherence to the DAWE PGEPS is now a mandatory requirement in the export of grain from Australia with the regulation codified in the first half of 2021.  Failure to comply with sampling procedures and to provide representative samples of each consignment as outlined in the PGEPS may result in the inability to complete the export certification process.
  • To support industry compliance with the PGEPS, GTA, thanks to a funding grant provided through the Package Assisting Small Exporters has developed this online training program on the correct preparation of representative samples.  This training is important for all exporters and will focus on both the PGEPS and representative sample preparation.  

What does the course involve?

  • The course consists of two modules with an assessment included at the end of Module 2.  Course participants should allow 1 hour for Module 1 and 1.5 hours for Module 2.
  • These can be done all at once, or over a period of time, whatever suits your schedule. You can complete the course on mobile, tablet or desktop. At the end of the two modules, you’ll understand the fundamentals of taking a representative sample and understand the legislative and regulatory requirements for preparing export samples.

 

To register for this FREE online training course, click on the link below:

For further inquiries please email us: admin@graintrade.org.au or call on (02) 9235 2155