Inductions & training

Regular inductions

Please note: there is no need to book prior to attending any of the training modules unless you are planning on bringing a large group. Attendees are advised to bring suitable footwear as the session will conclude with a laboratory walkthrough.

We kindy ask that all participants arrive promptly, as the inductions will start on time and entry will not be permitted for latecomers as they may miss crucial information.  Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

General Induction

This is compulsory for all NEW users of the MCN facility.  For EXISTING users, an abridged refresher course must be completed every 12 months to maintain access to the facility.

First and third Monday of the month,
9:30am - 11:00am

Safety, Dangerous Goods and
Waste Management

This is compulsory for all new users of the MCN facility.

First and third Monday of the month,
11:30am - 1:00pm

Local area inductions  

This is compulsory for all users of the MCN facility and includes the cleanroom and wet labs. Most of the wet labs are PC certified.  Users accessing these facilities must also complete Biosafety Training (see additional training section below). Attendees should meet at reception and be wearing footwear appropriate for the laboratory.

First and third Monday of the month,
Cleanroom 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Wet Labs 2:30pm - 3.30pm


Safety and operations

All users are welcome to participate in the safety and operations meeting which is a forum for open discussion of any safety or operational issue of relevance to the MCN user community.

Every second Tuesday, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Additional training events

Induction refreshers   

Abridged refreshes courses are compulsory for all users of the MCN facility and must be completed every 12 months to maintain access to the facility.

These are held biannually in April and October. 

2024 Refreshers
Refreshers will be held via Zoom on the following days in 2024, and will run for approx one hour:

Monday 8 April @ 10am

Please email to register
Zoom link: and enter meeting ID:  841 4673 4238 & password: 097992

Occupational Health & Safety Training

Available to all Users

Day 1: Date to be advised

Essential OH&S, Risk Management, Workplace Safety Inspections

Day 2: Date to be advised

Manual Handling, Hazard & Incident Investigation, Hazardous Substances & Dangerous Goods Awareness

Biosafety Training 

Available to all Users.  MCN’s General Wet Labs and Microscopy Facility are PC2 certified facilities.  Anyone accessing these facilities must complete biosafety training.

Biosafety Basic Principles is required for anyone who will be working with any biological material or animal tissues and Biosafety Module 2 is mandatory training for anyone working in a PC certified facility.

Non-Monash staff and students will need to first register and create a myDevelopment Profile - Create myDevelopment profile

Hydrofluoric Acid Safety Principles

This course is designed to make those using or considering using Hydrofluoric acid and solutions aware of the hazards in its use, the laboratory requirements, personal protective equipment, reinforcing of good lab practices and protocols, as well as first aid requirements for its use.

Available to all Users

For Monash University students and staff please use this link for the workshop page -
HF Acid Safety Principles

For external people to register they first must have a profile in myDevelopment, link below -
Create myDevelopment profile

Training requirements 

Certain areas of MCN require different levels of induction and specific certifications. The table below highlights the training required for these areas.