Staff and Student Induction
As an employee of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, you are required to fulfill the Induction requirements of both the Department and the University/Faculty.
- Part of the induction is provided by the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, the remainder by the University.
- The “Promoting Positive Workplace Behaviours” course applies to all staff across the University and you are required as a University employee to complete this.
- The University induction training is provided by
- the Safety Office (part of PCS)
- the office of Gene Technology and Biosafety (part of Melbourne Research Office)
- the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences - referred to as Faculty in the following table.
All but one of these courses is available online: Radiation Management training is by arrangement with staff of the Safety Office. Anyone wishing to attend this course should contact either the Departmental OHSE Coordinator or the Departmental Safety Officer.
The inductee is required to fill in the details of the completed courses in Training Record 3 and once the courses have been completed satisfactorily, the Work Group OHSE Representative for the inductee's lab group, is required update the individual's training records consistent with the work groups Training Needs Analysis.
Departmental Induction is delivered as six 1.5 hr units, each of which will run three to four times per year, depending on demand. All six units will run in a week during February to cater for the Honors intake. Faculty Induction training may also occur in the Department at this time. For details check Safety Matters.
To complete Departmental Induction, students and staff must have attended and gained competency in all six units. Staff and students will have six months from their date of commencement to complete both Training Record 1 and Training Record 2 and submit copies of these completed records to the Safety Coordinator.
Note: Depending on your work activities within the Department (lab-based vs non-lab-based) you may be exempted from some of these course. This should discussed with the Departmental Safety Officer or the Departmental OHSE Coordinator.
Training Record 1 records the student or staff’s initial Orientation, which should be conducted and the training record completed by a supervisor within the first week of commencement.
Training record 2 will record completion of the six Induction units. It should be submitted with the assessment quiz at the conclusion of each unit and will be returned after the quiz has been marked.
Induction records will be tabulated in the !All folder on the Shared drive so that they can be checked at any time.
- Unit 1: General Department Procedures and Facilities
- Unit 2: EHS in the Department and Risk Management
- Unit 3: Emergency Information
- Unit 4: Laboratory Safety
- Unit 5: Waste Management
- Unit 6: Communal Research Facilities