NABS Masterclass

Above: The NABS Masterclass follows the NABS SDI processes agreed by the state and territory jurisdictions (Image: Harris Park Group)

Fast Facts

Client: Northern Australia Biosecurity Surveillance Working Group
Location: Townsville
When: 2018

Responsibilities: Provide professional development in disease investigation to cattle veterinarians

Project description

The need: The NABS Stakeholder Needs Analysis found that vets regularly receive enquiries about sick, dead or underperforming cattle. Vets are pivotal in converting the enquiry into action – and this is a critical part of Australia’s biosecurity surveillance. The NABS SDI Network was activated in 2017 to build the capacity for disease investigation of livestock in Northern Australian.

The NABS Masterclass is a component of the network. It aims to:

  • Develop disease investigation skills of veterinarians
  • Strengthen networks between private practitioners, government field vets and laboratory pathologists from each jurisdiction
  • Increase the capacity and willingness to act.

What we did:  The Harris Park Group designed and coordinated a 2-day professional development training program for experienced veterinarians. This included:

  • Creating the instructional design for the first Masterclass event
  • Contributing to the first version of NABS-branded resources and processes to support field investigations
  • Coordinating and briefing the training team
  • Designing the evaluation instruments and reporting on lessons learned.

The connectedness of vets who are on the frontline of disease surveillance across the north was significantly increased. A second NABS Masterclass will be held in 2019.


Further Reading

Client report is not in public domain