Risk Specific Training

These courses are related to identified areas of health and safety risk. Coordinated by UniSA’s Safety and Wellbeing Team, they are delivered either online or face-to-face. Records of all completed online and face-to-face risk-specific training is provided and facilitated by the Safety and Wellbeing Team and maintained within the HR Management System.

View each course below for more detail on what they provide, who it is relevant to and how to access the courses.

For further information, please contact Pam Gomes at Pam.Gomes@unisa.edu.au or on 8302 1634.

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Be better equipped to prevent, manage or reduce stress in your life at work or at home. This learning experience can help build your awareness around stress, its causes and impacts, while providing practical strategies to build resilience and the ability to get through stressful situations.

Employees and HDR Students

Access the online module through the BUPA website.

To fulfil your responsibility to look after the wellbeing of your people, it's vital that you understand the key concepts of mental health: the conditions, issues, signs and symptoms. This module covers all you need to know in simple language, including some helpful communication tips for ensuring a positive outcome.

Mandatory for all staff who are responsible for others

Access the online module through the BUPA website.

Can you confidently manage and support a colleague experiencing a mental health issue? This module provides helpful, expert advice in having the appropriate conversations and taking the right steps to ensure you increase the chances of the person's recovery, respect their rights and minimise risk to your organisation.

Managers and Supervisors

Access the online module through the BUPA website.

  • Identifying, assessing and controlling potential hazards associated with manual tasks in your workplace
  • What constitutes a Hazardous Manual Task (HMT)
  • Who is responsible for identifying, assessing and controlling the risks associated with HMTs
  • Key characteristics of HMTs and the musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) that may arise from performing them
  • Key rules when performing manual tasks in your own work environment.

Employees and HDR Students where manual handling is part of their role

Employees can access the LearnOnline module at the Online Training page.

  • Legal requirements in relation to the environment, organisational and individual environmental management responsibilities
  • How UniSA monitors its impact on the environment
  • Why environmental management is important
  • How to manage waste within UniSA to limit the discharge/ release of contaminants into the environment.

Staff or HDR students who work where liquid waste is generated, stored and disposed.

Employees can access the LearnOnline module at the Online Training page.

Discusses the safe work practices associated with biological hazards, particularly microbiological organisms, in the workplace. Also covers:

  • Legislative and regulatory obligations
  • Routes of exposure and methods of contamination
  • Biohazard classification and the containment principle
  • Spills, waste containment, decontamination, disposal and transport
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) and physical containment scenarios

Staff and HDR students using biohazardous materials

This module is available through an external provider: Interactive Developments (Virtual Accident). Employees and students can access the module through a LearnOnline link on the Online Training page.

Note: Biosafety1 is a pre-requisite.

This course covers:
  • Genetically modified organisms and products
  • Legislative and regulatory obligations
  • Gene technology dealings
  • Personal protective equipment and facility checklist
  • Storage, decontamination, disposal and transport
  • Record keeping

Staff and HDR students using gene technology in research

This module is available through an external provider: Interactive Developments (Virtual Accident). Employees and students can access the module through a LearnOnline link on the Online Training page.

  • Physical properties and hazards of liquid nitrogen
  • Proper handling, storage and use
  • Laboratory and personal protective equipment
  • Examples of laboratory safety practices.

Staff and HDR students using liquid nitrogen

This module is available through an external provider: Interactive Developments (Virtual Accident). Employees and students can access the module through a LearnOnline link on the Online Training page.

Ionising radiation:

  • The structure of matter, the electromagnetic spectrum and ionising radiation
  • Types of radiation sources and their properties, biological effects and associated hazards.

Users of unsealed radioactive substances:

  • Hazards and properties of common laboratory radioisotopes
  • Hazards associated with internal and external exposure of unsealed radiation substances
  • Detect, measure and implement controls when using common radioisotopes in the laboratory.

Staff and HDR students using liquid nitrogen

Employees and students can access the LearnOnline module on the Online Training page.

An introduction to fume cupboards and other types of laboratory exhaust ventilation systems:

  • How a fume cupboard operates and how fumes are contained
  • Effectiveness of fume cupboards for controlling hazardous fumes
  • Visualise how fume cupboards really behave
  • Guidelines for use

Staff and students using fume cupboards in laboratory research environments

Employees and students can access the LearnOnline module on the Online Training page.

  • Decide upon and apply the correct chemical spill control strategy
  • University spill control procedures
  • Type and content of chemical spil
  • How to prevent, prepare and respond to a chemical spill.

Employees and HDR Students who work with chemicals

Employees and students can access the LearnOnline module on the Online Training page.

  • The effects of hazardous chemicals on the body
  • How you can be exposed to hazardous chemicals
  • Your rights and responsibilities
  • How to find information about hazardous chemicals
  • Methods of controlling hazardous chemicals

Employees and HDR Students who work where chemicals are stored, used and disposed

Employees and students can access the LearnOnline module on the Online Training page.

It is important that employees are equipped to drive each particular type of vehicle safely.

Access Training Centre and Red Earth Expeditions (4WD) provide a range of different types of driving courses to suit each particular need.

Employees required to drive vehicles in the course of their work

To register, please contact external provider.

Emergency evacuation training for Wardens, Building Evacuation Officers (BEO) and Deputy Building Evacuation Officers (DBEO) is provided on campus.

Emergency Evacuation Personnel only

For dates, location and bookings, click here. For more information, please email Safety and Wellbeing at HSIM.SafetyWellbeing@unisa.edu.au.

  • Tactical Training Australia

Covers a broad range of topics to enable participants to develop competence and confidence in providing an emergency first aid response. This includes calling for help, the ability to respond to first aid situations, casualty assessment, decision-making, and basic life support functions including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) until the arrival of medical or other assistance.

Only designated and back up First Aiders appointed within their respective Divisions / Units

Please email Safety and Wellbeing at HSIM.SafetyWellbeing@unisa.edu.au for details on training with approved provider Tactical Training Australia. To register, please contact provider directly.

  • Tactical Training Australia - 8331 1620 (Approved training provider with training provided on campus)
  • St John South Australia Inc. - 8306 6900 (External)
  • Australian Red Cross - 1300 367 428 (External)

  • Competencies relating to Health and Safety Representatives Level 1
  • Competencies relating to Health and Safety Representatives Level 2

All elected Health and Safety Representatives

For more information, please email Safety and Wellbeing at HSIM.SafetyWellbeing@unisa.edu.au.

Under development.

  • Access vendor and Gold MSDSs
  • Create and delete stores and sub-stores
  • Add, move or delete materials in stores
  • Add and edit quantities
  • Generate Excel reports and hazardous chemicals registers

All employees who are required to access Chemwatch

For more information, please email Charles Nelson at Charles.Nelson@unisa.edu.au or ext 26838.