Accreditation as a Qualified Person (QP) - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this accreditation if you intend to certify applications for plant breeder's rights. Qualified Persons (QP) are responsible for overseeing the comparative trial and for providing evidence that a new variety of plant is distinct, uniform and stable (DUS).

There are two categories of QP: consultant and non-consultant. Consultant QPs are accredited to act as consultants to all applicants. Non-consultant QPs are accredited to certify applications for which they are the breeder, owner or authorised agent or an employee of the breeder, owner or authorised agent.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this accrediation you must provide:

  • Full contact details;
  • Current employment details;
  • Qualifications;
  • Relevant experience;
  • Species or group of species for which accreditation is sought;
  • The geographical area in which you are able to act as a QP;
  • Three referees' contact details; and
  • Whether consultant or non-consultant status is being sought.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

Annual.

Fees

 TypeAmount
ApplyApplication$50.00
RenewRenewal$50.00

Forms

 Resources
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Administering agency

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
IP Australia
Patent and Plant Breeder's Rights Group

Act(s) name

Plant Breeders Rights Act 1994 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Plant Breeder's Rights Regulations 1994 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Enquiries
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
IP Australia
Patent and Plant Breeder's Rights Group


Operating address:
Discovery House
47 Bowes Street
Phillip
Australian Capital Territory 2606
Mailing address:
PO BOX 200
Woden, Australian Capital Territory 2606

Phone:

1300651010

Phone:

02 62832999

Supporting information

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