Induction and training

Deakin Biosafety and Biosecurity provides training for research staff, Honours and HDR students who intend to work with microorganisms, biological materials, Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and/or quarantine materials.

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Enquiries biosafety@deakin.edu.au

Biosafety Induction Training (PC1/PC2 and BSC)

Biosafety Induction Training (PC1/PC2 & BSC) provides information on the applicable standards and legislative requirements for biological research work and safe work practices in PC1 and PC2 laboratories including how to use a biosafety cabinet and introduction to OGTR and Department of Agriculture requirements.

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 material is available on CloudDeakin and consists of a video followed by successful completion of the biosafety quiz. Training is valid for 3 years.

Biosafety Refresher Training (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.

Training material is available on CloudDeakin and consists of a video and successful completion of the biosafety refresher quiz. Refresher training is valid for 3 years.

Biological Safety Cabinets and related containment devices

This training is now included in the Biosafety Induction Training (PC1/2 & BSC).

The video is available on CloudDeakin.

Quarantine Training

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

This face to face training is compulsory for all staff, Honours and HDR students who intend to work in an Approved Arrangement (AA) site. If you need to complete this training please email Deakin Biosafety.

Approved Arrangement (AA) Accredited Person Training

The Approved Arrangements for Accredited Persons (Classes 1 to 8) course consists of two units, 'Biosecurity Awareness' and 'Approved Arrangement Accreditation for AA Accredited Persons (Classes 1-8)’. This training replaces the Quarantine Approved Premises Classes 1 to 8 Accreditation and Re-accreditation training.

This online training is compulsory for all staff and students who work under a Department of Agriculture Approved Arrangement (AA) site (formerly known as Quarantine Approved Premises or QAP).

Accreditation must be renewed every 2 years.

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.

How to 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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