Gene Technology Practices (WHSO15)

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Who should enrol

This online module is designed for staff and students who are working within PC2 Laboratories.  In certain areas, it is a requirement for staff and students to successfully complete this course prior to work/study being carried out within the laboratory.

Course overview

This WATTLE online module provides a practical way for researchers to understand Gene Technology Act for staff including practical interpretation of the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator requirements and how to implement them in a laboratory.

The online course consists of a reading component followed by an assessment to demonstrate competency.

Key takeaways

At the conclusion of this workshop participants will understand:

  • The structure of Australian gene technology regulation
  • Types of dealings including accreditation, certification and licensing

What the module will cover

Topics addressed will include:

  • PC2 laboratory requirements
  • PC2 animal and plant facility requirements
  • Guidance notes for the containment of exempt dealing
  • Guidelines for the transport, storage and disposal of GMO’s
  • Schedule 2 dealings exempt from licensing 2011
  • Schedule 3 NLRDs in relation to a GMO 2011
  • Schedule 3 licences 2011

When can I enrol

The Gene Technology Practices (WHSO15) module is available on Wattle. It can be found by searching for GNTP_2020 in Wattle.


This module is free to ANU staff.


A requirement of the registration process is to discuss and obtain the following from your supervisor:

  • Approval to enrol in the online module
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