You will need this accreditation to operate a business that can issue Plant Health Assurance Certificates (PHAC). A PHAC is taken as evidence of compliance with quarantine requirements for interstate or intrastate trade. You can apply for this accreditation if you frequently move fruit or vegetables interstate or between quarantine zones and require a PHAC.
The Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) scheme is a nationally recognised plant health certification system. An ICA will allow you to export produce knowing it has met strict quarantine guidelines before arriving interstate as well as enabling your business to be accredited by a plant quarantine authority to issue plant health assurance certificates for your produce.
ICA is based on operational procedures developed with industry and interstate quarantine authorities. It allows you to move produce interstate without the need for quarantine checks.
If you do not frequently move plants, fruit or vegetables, another option is to have your goods certified on a case-by-case basis.