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QAP approval process

The approval process for a new Quarantine Approved Premises (QAP) in an existing building may take several months or longer (up to 2 years).

Architects and engineers with a proven track record in the design and construction of containment facilities are required if a new facility needs to be constructed. Contact the Biosafety & Biosecurity Office for advice.

  1. Discuss your plans to apply for a new QAP with your Laboratory Manager (or equivalent).
  2. In consultation with your Laboratory Manager, contact the Biosafety & Biosecurity Office for advice and to determine if an existing QAP is suitable and available for use.
  3. If the proposed QAP is to be within an existing building, the Laboratory Manager, in consultation with the University Biosafety & Biosecurity Officer, will arrange for a Third Party Assessor (TPA) to inspect the premises. If the premises pass the inspection, the TPA will issue a Third Party Assessor Assurance Certificate. If not, all non-conformances must be rectified (usually by Facilities Services Division) to achieve a pass.
  4. In consultation with your Laboratory Manager, prepare the appropriate application and supporting documents:
  5. The Laboratory Manager will submit the application and supporting documents to DA and the Biosafety & Biosecurity Office.
  6. All persons who propose to work in the QAP must complete on-line training to become a QAP Accredited Person. Accreditation must be renewed every two years.
  7. The Laboratory Manager, in consultation with the University Biosafety & Biosecurity Officer, will arrange for DA to inspect the premises and all documentation. DA may then issue an 'Approval for a Place of Quarantine'.
  8. The Biosafety and Biosecurity Office renews the ‘Approval for a Place of Quarantine’ annually.

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

17th December 2013