Biodiversity Offsets Scheme Accredited Assessor - Part 1 - eLearning



This eLearning course is part 1 of 2 of the Biodiversity Assessment Method Assessor Training, for accreditation under the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016.

In this eLearning course, you will develop a baseline knowledge of key components of the NSW Biodiversity Offsets Scheme (BOS) to support more detailed knowledge to be gained in face-to-face modules, including:

  • Key definitions and terms
  • Avoid, minimise and offset hierarchy
  • When the Biodiversity Offsets Scheme applies to a proposal
  • Exemptions and other considerations when determining how the BOS applies to a proposal
  • The Biodiversity Assessment Method (BAM)
  • Biodiversity Assessment Reports
  • Biodiversity offsets
  • Understanding the requirements of the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 (BC Act) for biodiversity assessment and approvals under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.
  • Understanding the roles and responsibilities of an accredited person under s6.10 BC Act.

Overview of Course Modules:

Module Description
- Course overview, limitations etc.
1 Overview of the NSW Biodiversity Offsets Scheme
2 Introduction to the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 and legislative framework
3 Determining whether the BOS applies
4 Exemptions and other considerations
5 Biodiversity Assessment Reports
6 BAM Accreditation
7 BAM Overview
8 Biodiversity Certification Framework
9 Introduction to private land conservation
10 Biodiversity credits and meeting a credit obligation
11 Systems and tools supporting the BOS
12 Closing module and next steps

Once completed you will have access to book the face-to-face part of the training program. 

The face to face component is managed by the Department of Planning and Environment. For further information, please contact [email protected]

For technical issues, please contact [email protected]

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Start Now Electronic based Price $589.60 Enrol