You will require this authorisation if you intend to operate an establishment that is used for conducting tests on the growing of specified plant varieties.
Applicants for a plant breeder's certificate are sometimes required to undergo a test growing or further test growing of the variety of plant which their application relates to. Using a centralised testing centre is one method of undertaking these tests.
Centralised testing centres (CTC) will establish, conduct and report each trial on behalf of the applicant.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible for this authorisation you must:
- Have appropriate facilitiess that allow the conduct and completion of moderate to large-scale scientific experiments without undue environmental influences;
- Have experienced and adequately trained staff and access to appropriately accredited qualified persons;
- Have substantial industry support;
- Have the capacity for the long-term storage of genetic material;
- Must be prepared to test varieties submitted by third parties; and
- All candidates and comparators should be tested in a single trial.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
As specified on the authorisation.
No fees are required.
Application for Centralised Testing Centre - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Patent and Plant Breeder's Rights Group
Plant Breeders Rights Act 1994 (Australian Government)
Plant Breeders Rights Regulations 1994 (Australian Government)
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