Training and Development

Training courses are offered through the organisations below. Please use the contact details below if you require further information.


Tafe, RTO Courses - Artificial Insemination

 Dairy Tas

- Tasmanian Training (TAS)

Upcoming Tasmanian Courses. Details TBA.

Office Phone: 03 6432 2233 

Email: [email protected]



- Victorian Training (VIC)

Upcoming Victorian Courses. Details TBA.

Contact Megan Dodd: 0429 581 272

Email: [email protected]

 Orion Training

- New South Wales (Northern NSW)

- Queensland Training (QLD)

- Victoria (VIC)

NHIA member Paul Kenny is now working in collaboration with Orion Training (RTO code 30915) to deliver accredited courses in Artificial Insemination, Semen Collection and Semen Assessment. Orion Training issue a Statement of Attainment for each course completed.

Contact Orion on 07 3392 7055

Email: [email protected]

 SA Tafe

- South Australian Training (SA)

Courses currently running in South Australia.

Contact Mark Thompson: 0477 399 080

Email: [email protected]




NHIA Accreditation Program for Professional Inseminators

Details coming soon



Private Trainers:


 Beef Breeding Services

- Queensland Training (QLD)

The course 2.5 days and is $1850 + GST, it is held at their collection centre north of Rockhampton at Etna Creek.


863 Etna Creek Rd, Etna Creek Qld (if using the GPS please continute to the past until you hit the dirt road and we are first driveway on your left).

Contact Jane Armstrong: 0429 022 075

Email: [email protected]

 Livestock Improvement (LIC)

- Victoria (VIC) other states upon interest


NHIA Member, LIC is offering two types of courses:

- DIY AI Refresher or Introduction Courses                                   

Click here for more information

Certificate of attendance issued.


- DIY AI Certification (Location: New Zealand only).

Click here for more information.

Certificate of competence issued. NEW ZEALAND ONLY.


To find out further information:

Contact Colleen Mourie: 0429 944 169

Email: [email protected]


 Wellbred Genetics 

- Victoria (VIC)

NHIA member, Andrew Parkinson is offering one on one training.

To customise a training session:

Contact Andrew Parkinson: 0428 552 624

Email: [email protected]



Semen & Embryo Handlers Accreditation Program

The quality chain for semen and embryos from the producer to the end user farmer has now been strengthened considerably with the introduction of the Semen & Embryo Handlers Accreditation Program and Code of Practice.

This Program and Code of Practice has been developed with funding from the Dairy Herd Improvement Fund together with supplemental funding being provided by the Dairy Research and Development Corporation and the National Herd Improvement Association of Australia.


This new Program and Code of Practice complements the previously introduced Professional AI Technicians Accreditation Program by seeking to establish the adoption of standard considered minimum requirements for organisations and staff handling semen and embryos during the distribution process.


The Code was developed in response to demands from industry and is designed to be applicable to identified key handling processes for semen and embryos from the time the product has been produced until it is despatched for final use. 


In the current deregulated environment the Code will encourage customers' confidence in the integrity of semen and embryos supplied by accredited organisations.


The Program and Code of Practice is being offered to industry on a regional basis.

To register your interest contact us.