Above: The NABS Masterclass follows the NABS SDI processes agreed by the state and territory jurisdictions (Image: Harris Park Group)
Client: Northern Australia Biosecurity Surveillance Working Group
Responsibilities: Provide professional development in disease investigation to cattle veterinarians
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.
Client report is not in public domain