Training and Information Sessions
Training provided by the University to help meet researchers' needs
Biohazard Laboratory Practice
As GMOs are considered to be potentially hazardous biological agents or material, you must complete Biohazard Laboratory Practice training in addition to OGTR specific behavioural training before you start work, then every three years thereafter as a minimum requirement.
The Biohazard Laboratory Practice (BLP) training presentation and quiz are accessed through University's Learning Management System (LMS). Instructions on how to self-enrol in the Biohazard Laboratory Practice Community can be found here.
Gene Technology Requirements
If you use gene technology or work with GMOs, we run information sessions to help you understand the gene technology requirements. The information sessions do not cover, nor are they a substitute for, the specific training that is required before you can start work with GMOs, or in an OGTR-certified containment facility.
The information session does not cover working safely with non-GMOs (guidance on this can be found on our biosafety page and in AS/NZS 2243.3), or requirements for working in an internally certified facility.
You need to attend an information session prior to beginning work with GMOs. We recommend you attend a session every three years to ensure you continue to be aware of your responsibilities.
The title of the session is "Complying with Gene Technology Requirements"
- Overview of the Gene Technology regulatory scheme
- Gene Technology Act
- Gene Technology Regulations
- OGTR Behavioural Requirements as listed in the OGTR Guidelines for the specific type of facility you will be working in for example a Laboratory, or Plant Facility, or Animal Facility.
Delivered on an ‘as needs’ basis. Upcoming sessions are posted below. Please contact Lynda Boldt, Gene Technology and Biosafety Officer to organise sessions.
Complying with Gene Technology Requirements:
The following information sessions are confirmed for 2019:
Location: Room G01, BioSciences 4, BN 147
Date: Wednesday 27 February 2019
Time: 1.30 - 2.30 pm
Registration: Not required. A sign-in sheet will be available on the day. Personnel from all Faculties wishing to learn about the Gene Technology Regulatory Scheme in Australia are welcome to attend.