Tomorrow's skills & assets

The fifth strategic direction aims to have a capable and sustainable workforce and world-class infrastructure for the biosecurity system. Find out more about what we want to achieve.

Workforce and infrastructure to support system

Biosecurity 2025's fifth strategic direction aims to ensure that the biosecurity system has:

  • a capable and sustainable workforce
  • world-class infrastructure (including laboratories, databases, IT systems, and policy).

The direction statement has 2 goals to achieve this.


The biosecurity workforce is made up of enough people, with the right knowledge and skills, to meet our current and future biosecurity challenges.


Robust, resilient and enduring infrastructure supports biosecurity system functions.

Outcomes – the end results

Each goal has outcomes that break down in more detail the end results we're looking for. The outcomes for this strategic direction are on page 21 of the direction statement.

Download the Biosecurity 2025 direction statement [PDF, 5.1 MB]

Target for 2025 – to drive action

To make sure we achieve the goals of the direction statement, we've set a target for 2025.

  • At least 150,000 people with identified skills can be quickly drawn on to provide support during biosecurity incursions. This will be delivered by the National Biosecurity Capability Network or its successor.

Our other strategic directions

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