The University is committed to providing comprehensive work health and safety training and induction to staff, contractors and researchers at UNSW.

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Staff training

Visit our Sharepoint site to access the mandatory training modules for all UNSW staff. You will also find modules specifically for UNSW supervisors, Emergency Control Organisation (ECO) training and Lab Based training.

Student training

Log in to MYUNSW to enrol on any of the below Training Courses.

  1. Click on My Student Profile.
  2. Enter Learning & Development Tab.
  3. Enter Request Training Enrolment.
  4. Enter Search by Course Number.
  5. Enter HSE and click search (this will bring up all Health, Safety & Environment Courses).
  6. Due to a system requirement for students, you are required to put in a Supervisor. Alternatively, please list this as - Giulia Oss (z5124440) as the supervisor. 
  7. All Online Courses become available within 24hrs of enrolment.

Refer to the MyUNSW Training Registration Guide for more information.

Training courses

If you experience any difficulties with your enrolment in any of the below courses please email with your ZID number and the course you wish to be enrolled in. 

  • Training Courses Required Enrolment Course Number Moodle Course Code Delivery Method
    Work Health & Safety Awareness All Honours, ILP & Postgraduates HSEAWA HSEA0001 Online
    Work Health & Safety Refresher As required HSEREF HSEF001 Online
    Ergonomics & Manual Tasks All Honours, ILP & Postgraduates HSEEMT HSEE0001 Online
    Refresher Ergonomics & Manual Tasks As required HSEERF HSEF0002 Online

Laboratory/workshop training courses

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  • ACECON: Animal Care and Ethics
  • HSELSO: Lab Safety Course
  • HSEBSC: Biosafety Course
  • HSEHSO: Hazardous Substances Course
  • HSEFCS: Fume Cupboard Course
  • HSELNC: Liquid Nitrogen Course
  • HSEGTC: Gene Tech Course
  • RECSSD: Poisons and Therapeutic Goods (S4D, S8 and S9)

Please click here for other research compliance related training, e.g., Human Ethics & Clinical Trails, Radiation Safety. 

  • Training Courses Required Enrolment Course Number Moodle Course Code Delivery Method Status
    Laboratory Safety Awareness All Honours, ILP & Postgraduates working in Laboratories HSELSO HSEL0003 Online Available
    Green Lab Environment Compliance All lab users who work without direct supervision, or teach or supervise students in labs HSEGLC HSEG0001 Online Available
    Hazardous Substances All Honours, ILP & Postgraduates working in Laboratories with Hazardous Substances HSEHSO HSEH0002 Online Available
    Introduction to Radiation All Honours, ILP & Postgraduates working with radiation HSERD1 HSER0001 Online Available
    Gene Technology All Honours, ILP & Postgraduates working with GMO's HSEGTC HSEG0002 Online Available
    Biological Safety Course All students working in Biological Containment Facilities HSEBSC HSEB0001 Online Available
    Liquid Nitrogen As required HSELNC HSEL0002 Online Available
    Fume Cupboards and Safety As required HSEFCS HSEFCS0001 Online Available
    UNSW Poisons and Therapeutic Substances (S4D, S8 & S9) As required RECSSD RECS0001 Online Available


Do I have to complete the safety training before being allowed access into laboratories?

Staff and students are expected to complete the health and safety training within a reasonable timeframe. If the staff/student recently attended equivalent training at another institution this may be assessed as sufficient, contact

There is no requirement that the classroom training must be completed by staff/student before entry into a laboratory is granted.

Since classroom courses at UNSW are held every 1-2 months it is usual that there is a gap between when an individual starts work at UNSW and when they can attend classroom training. It is the responsibility of the local area to provide a thorough induction into the area (including Safe Work Procedures, Risk Management Forms, PPE, waste, emergency etc) and training on the lab techniques they will be carrying out to ensure they are competent to work in the laboratory (and thus given access). The assessment of the individual by their supervisor is the test of competency, the classroom training by UNSW is an awareness session. Evidence that the individual has enrolled onto the training should be sufficient for entry, with follow-up by the supervisor to ensure that they have attended at the planned date.