SLE010 - Laboratory and Fieldwork Safety Induction Program

Year: 2019 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)*

Credit point(s): 0
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value: 0.000
Cohort rule:

SLE010 Laboratory and Fieldwork Safety Induction Program is a co-requisite for all SLE-coded units, except units without fieldwork or laboratory component(s). Trimester 3 enrolments are restricted to students enrolled in Trimester 3 SLE-coded units with fieldwork or laboratory component(s).

Unit chair:

Kieran Lim





Incompatible with:


Contact hours: 1 compulsory 50-minute safety training session conducted at the beginning of trimester

* Students are strongly advised to complete SLE010 in Trimester 1. For Warrnambool, there is generally only one training session in Week 1 of trimester.  For the Burwood (Melbourne) and Waurn Ponds (Geelong), multiple Trimester 1 sessions are held during Orientation Week. See the Orientation Week program or the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment Safety Induction Program website for more details. Trimester 3 enrolments are restricted, please contact your course advisor. 


In SLE010, students will develop an awareness of safety measures and protocols to be followed in scientific laboratory work and fieldwork. The unit encompasses information about biological and chemical hazards, building evacuation procedures, laboratory accident management, first aid procedures and safety work procedures. Attendance in all practical classes and/or field trips may be restricted unless you have passed the online quiz with a mark of 70% or greater. Results for all units requiring the completion of SLE010 as a co-requisite may not be released until the quiz is passed and unit is completed.


Online multiple-choice test 100%. To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve a minimum mark of 70%. Multiple attempts of the on-line assessment are permitted.