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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Biosafety Induction Training (PC1/PC2 & BSC)
9 May (G) 15 May (B)
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 DAWR 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 consists of attendance at a face to face training session and then successful completion of the biosafety quiz. Training is valid for 3 years.
- Take the quiz
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.
- Take the quiz
Biological Safety Cabinets and related containment devices
This training is now included in the Biosafety Induction Training (PC1/2 & BSC). Please check dates listed above to attend the next session.
Training material and the video presentation are available on CloudDeakin.
9 May (G)
Quarantine training provides information on the requirements for working under a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources 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.
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.