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.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible for this accrediation you must provide:
- Full contact details;
- Current employment details;
- 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.
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Patent and Plant Breeder's Rights Group
Plant Breeders Rights Act 1994 (Australian Government)
Plant Breeder's Rights Regulations 1994 (Australian Government)
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