Inductions & training

*NEW* COVID-related Policy/Procedures

All inductions and facility-related operations meetings are transitioning to a ZOOM format. No inductions or physical meetings will be held at the MCN until further notice. Details/updates below.

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.

ATTENTION: All new user and refresher inductions are temporarily suspended while we transition to delivery online. The Weekly MCN Safety and Operations meeting is still active (Zoom details below). 

General induction

This is compulsory for all users of the MCN facility and abridged refresher courses must be completed every 12 months to maintain access to the facility.

First and third Monday of the month, 10:00am - 12:30pm


Dangerous goods waste management

This is required for those wishing to use dangerous goods within the MCN facility.

First and third Monday of the month, 1:00pm - 3:00pm


Local area induction  

This is compulsory for all users of the MCN facility and includes the cleanroom and chemistry labs. Attendees should meet at reception.

First and third Monday of the month, 3:30pm - 4:30pm


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 Tuesday, 1:00pm - 1:30pm

Status - ACTIVE

Safety and operations (ZOOM)

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device.                     Or, go here and enter meeting ID: 903 690 7169

Join from a dial-in phone: Dial: +61 3 99059666 (+61 3 9905 ZOOM) or +61 2 8015 2088 Toll-free dial: 877 369 0926 (US/Canada only) Meeting ID: 903 690 7169 International numbers available:


Special 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. 

Occupational Health & Safety Training 2020

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

2020 Refreshers   

Refreshers will be held on the following days in 2020, and will run for approx one hour.  All attendees must bring their fobs.

Dates to be advised


Biosafety Level 1 Training 2020

Available to all Users

Date to be advised

MCN Boardroom


Working Safely with HF at MCN 2020

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 -        Working Safely with HF

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

Wed. 22 July, 10am-12noon

Wed. 9 Sept, 10am-12noon

Wed. 21 Oct, 10am-12noon


MCN Boardroom

Training requirements 

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