Accreditation as a Qualified Person (QP) - Australian Government

Description

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

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $50.00
Renew Renewal Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $50.00

Forms

Administering agency

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

IP Australia

Patent and Plant Breeder's Rights Group

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Enquiries

Operating address: Discovery House
47 Bowes Street
Phillip
Australian Capital Territory 2606
Mailing address: PO BOX 200
Woden, Australian Capital Territory 2606
Phone: 02 6283 2999
Phone: 1300 651 010