Biosafety Training - Online FLO Course

Course description

Biosafety training provides an overview of what biosafety is, and how it applies to work with a range of biological samples and techniques, including:

  • genetically modified plants, animals, cells, and microorganisms
  • genome editing technologies (e.g. CRISPR/Cas9)
  • microbial pathogens (bacteria, viruses, parasites, or fungi) and infected hosts
  • biologically hazardous samples including human clinical specimens and environmental samples.

The training describes how these are regulated in Australia, and how we manage risks associated with research projects involving these types of samples and organisms.

Those completing the training are also provided with details about physical containment (PC) and the conditions for working in PC laboratories, greenhouses, and animal facilities at Flinders University, which is a compulsory requirement before staff or students are permitted access to these facilities.

NOTE: This training is completed via FLO. When you enrol in the course and you will be sent an calendar invitation (dated December 2022) with a link to FLO which will allow you to access and complete the training.

You can also access the training directly. Please log into FLO via OKTA and then click this link:

Please contact if you have any concerns.

Type of course

Online course

Who should attend

Staff and students working on projects approved by the Institutional Biosafety Committee, those who access physical containment facilities at Flinders University (including technical staff), and those planning to work with GMOs, gene technology or microorganisms for teaching or research purposes. 

What you will learn

The legal requirements for working with GMOs, gene technology, microorganisms and biologically hazardous samples, and the requirements for working within physical containment facilities. 

Upcoming events

Thursday, 28th December 2023

Time: 8:30AM - 8:30AM
Location: FLO

Please remember if you can't attend a course anymore please unenrol yourself or move to the waiting list so others can attend.

Waiting list

To be notified of upcoming events, you can add your name to the waiting list.