Export Market Development Grants (EMDG)

The Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme is a key Australian Government financial assistance program for aspiring and current exporters. Administered by Austrade, the scheme supports a wide range of industries.

Shipboard Stockperson Accreditation Course

The LiveCorp shipboard stockpersons’ training course is part of the certification program for people responsible for the care of livestock exported by sea. The program aims to produce provisionally accredited stockpersons to service the live export industry in accordance with the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock (ASEL). The training course covers all aspects of shipboard care and management of livestock with an emphasis on sheep and cattle.

Topics include:

  • Adapting to life and work on board
  • Animal handling, restraint and treatment
  • Detection, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of shipboard diseases
  • Feed, water and deck management
  • Euthanasia
  • How to stay safe
  • Crisis management
  • You can download the flyer for the next course by clicking here.


This is an intensive course for up to 22 participants, over four days.
The course combines theory sessions in the class room with practical sessions at export facilities on animal handling, restraint and treatment.
Evening sessions will be held on days 2 and 3 where the trainers will present slides and DVDs of on board activities, export destinations and answer questions.


Byron O’Keefe – Animal handler
Blythe Calnan – Livestock handling and welfare consultant
Richard Leitch – Head stockman – Q&A
Renee Willis – Veterinarian


Participants who satisfy the assessment requirements of the course (level of participation, satisfactory assessment of livestock handling skills and a written exam) will be awarded a certificate of provisional accreditation. Full accreditation is awarded after the completion of two voyages where competency is assessed.


LiveCorp Members: $2,200 (incl. GST)
Non-Members: $3,200 (incl.GST)
Course fees include: tuition, training manuals, morning and afternoon tea, lunches, certificates and transport to the animal handling facilities.

Full payment is required to secure a place within the course.
NB: Accommodation, travel and other meals are not included in the course fees.


Tradewinds Hotel
59 Canning Highway, East Fremantle, Western Australia


Places within the courses are limited, to secure a place a completed application form together with full payment must be submitted to LiveCorp.
An application form may be completed online: http://www.livecorp.com.au/training-and-event-registration


While accommodation is not included in the course fees, a discounted accommodation rate has been negotiated with the venue. To secure the rate, mention the LiveCorp Room block LIVE0718 when making a booking at the Tradewinds Hotel in Fremantle, Western Australia. The Tradewinds Hotel phone number is: (08) 9339 8188.


For further information, read the Frequently Asked Questions or please contact:
Tel: (02) 9929 6755
Email: livecorp@livecorp.com.au