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)

26 October 2017 (B), 8 November 2017 (G)

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.

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.

Biological Safety Cabinets and related containment devices

26 October 2017 (B), 8 November 2017 (G)

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.

Quarantine Training

8 November 2017 (G)

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 all staff, Honours and HDR students who intend to work in an Approved Arrangement (AA) site.

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 and Water Resources 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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