Induction and training

Research staff and students working with microorganisms, biological materials, Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) or quarantine materials must complete training before commencing work and refresher training every three years.

Biosafety Induction Training (PC1/PC2)

Biosafety Induction Training (PC1/PC2) provides information on the applicable standards and legislative requirements for biological research work and safe work practices for PC1 and PC2 laboratories.

This training is compulsory for all staff, Honours and HDR students who intend to work with microorganisms, biological materials, Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), quarantine materials that need to be held in an Approved Arrangement site (AA) and/or Security Sensitive Biological Agents (SSBAs).

Training consists of attendance at a face to face training session and then successful completion of the biosafety quiz. Training is valid for 3 years.

The Biosafety Quiz and training material are available on CloudDeakin (instructions for CloudDeakin self-registration and login are below).

Face to face training sessions are not being held at this time. Please view the training material on CloudDeakin and complete the biosafety quiz  (instructions for CloudDeakin self-registration and login are below).

Biosafety Refresher Quiz (PC1/PC2)

The refresher quiz is compulsory for all staff, Honours and HDR students who have completed Biosafety Induction Training and continue to be engaged in biological research work in Deakin facilities. The biosafety refresher quiz must be completed every three years.

The Biosafety Refresher Quiz is available on CloudDeakin  (instructions for CloudDeakin self-registration and login are below).

Biological Safety Cabinets and related containment devices

This training provides information on the function of different types of containment equipment and how to work safely in a Class II biological safety cabinet.

This face to face training is for all staff, Honours and HDR students who work in Class II Biological Safety Cabinets (BSCs).

Training material and the video presentation are available on CloudDeakin (instructions for CloudDeakin self-registration and login are below). 

Face to face training sessions are not being held at this time. Please view the training material and DVD on CloudDeakin (instructions for CloudDeakin self-registration and login are below).

Quarantine Training

Quarantine training provides information on the requirements for working under a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources Approved Arrangement site (AA / QAP).

This face to face training is compulsory for or all staff, Honours and HDR students who intend to work in an Approved Arrangement (AA) site.

Face to face training sessions are not being held at this time.

Approved Arrangement (AA) Accredited Person Training

The Approved Arrangements for Accredited Persons (Classes 1 to 8) course replaces the Quarantine Approved Premises Classes 1 to 8 Accreditation and Re-accreditation training. It includes two units, 'Biosecurity Awareness' and 'Approved Arrangement Accreditation for AA Accredited Persons (Classes 1-8)’. Accreditation must be renewed every 2 years.

All staff and students who work under a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources Approved Arrangement (AA) site (formerly known as Quarantine Approved Premises) must complete Accredited Person training.

Once you have completed the course, please email a copy of the training certificate to your laboratory manager and  Deakin Biosafety

General laboratory safety induction course

This course is aimed at Honours and HDR students and new members of staff (research and academic) and is presented by local staff. For further details, contact your supervisor.

Local training on the operation of your laboratory or facility

This is provided by local staff. For further details, contact your supervisor.

Register or login to CloudDeakin

CloudDeakin is the online learning system used by Deakin Research to present their online training materials. To access the training materials, you must first self-register for the Office of Research Integrity CloudDeakin site. 

Self register

  • Login to CloudDeakin self registration site
  • Choose the Office of Research Integrity link in the registration page that opens
  • Click 'Register'.

Already registered?

You may have already registered for the "Office of Research Integrity" site if you have completed animal or human ethics, research integrity or radiation safety training online.

If you have already self-registered for the site, to find the Biosafety and Biosecurity information:

  • Login to CloudDeakin
  • On your homepage within the My Sites area (if you are a staff member, please ensure you look under your student tab) 
  • Click on Office of Research Integrity
  • On the Office of Research Integrity homepage click on Biosafety and Biosecurity
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