Staff Training

2018 Training Calendar
Please click here for Health and Safety Unit Training dates


MyUNSW Training Registration Guide

Mandatory ‘HSE Awareness’ and ‘HSE Ergonomics’ Training

  • Casual staff have the option to complete the online ‘HSE Awareness’ and ‘HSE Ergonomics’ training courses or to complete a local HSE induction (which should include as a minimum how to report a hazard/ incident, consultation mechanisms/ contacts, where to find HSE resources and relevant hazards and controls, including but not limited to emergency procedures/ contacts). Managers/ Supervisors must keep records of completion of any local induction. See MyUNSW Training Registration Guide for instructions on how to self-enrol in the online courses.
  • Exemptions. Any requests for individual exemptions outside of this should be provided in writing by an individual’s Manager/ Supervisor to, copying the relevant H&S Coordinator, justifying how the related risks and due diligence obligations will be managed. Options include providing appropriate supervision, information or instruction to the individual, or confirming their competency in recognition of any prior learning.
  • Health & Safety Refresher Training is optional except where mandated by legislation or local requirements e.g. First Aider Training, CPR, high risk activities with associated licence /certification renewal requirements such as high risk plant operation etc. UNSW recognises that individual capability is developed based on a combination of formal and informal learning and the H&S capability framework aligns with the 70/20/10 model of education, exposure and experience. If appropriate, Managers/ Supervisors or individuals may self-enrol individuals for refresher training as per the instructions on this page.

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

1. Enter Learning and Development Tab
2. Enter Request Training Enrolment
3. Enter Search by Course Number
4. Enter HSE and click search (this will bring up all Health, Safety & Environment Courses)
5. All Online Courses become available within 24hrs of enrolment via Moodle:

Retrieve Results

Log in to MYUNSW to obtain any training results.

1. Enter Staff Profile
2. Enter My Profile
3. Enter Learning and Development
4. Enter Training Summary

Affiliated Staff

Affiliated staff who wish to complete UNSW Health and Safety Training are required to obtain a z-number in order to register themselves into our training courses.  
Please complete the OSA02 form and send it to UNSW IT to get a z-number. Once you have a z-number you can register through myUNSW (
Without a ZID there are costs associated with attending our courses.

Online Training Courses

Required Enrolment

Course Number

Moodle Course Code

HS Induction

Please organise a local area Health & Safety Induction with your Supervisor

All Staff HS006 N/A

On-Line Work Health & Safety Awareness

All Staff  HSEAWA HSEA0001

Refresher On-Line Work Health & Safety Awareness

 As required  HSEREF HSEF0001

On-Line Ergonomics

All Staff  HSEEMT HSEE0001

On-Line Green Lab Environment Compliance

All lab users who work without direct supervision, or teach or supervise students in labs. FAQ


On-Line Introduction to Radiation

All staff working with radiation  HSERD1 HSER0001

NEW Gene Technology Online

All staff working with GMO's HSEGTC HSEG0002

Training Courses Required Enrolment Course Code

HS for Supervisors(Office Based)

Managers, Supervisors and Heads of School  HSEOST

HS for Supervisors (Lab Based)

Managers, Supervisors and Heads of School  HSELST

HS Consultation

 HS Reps/ HS Committee Members  HSECON

Officer Training

 Executive Team  HSEOFT

First Aid Training

(Every 3 Years)

 Appointed First Aid Officer  FIRSTA

First Aid CPR Training

(Yearly CPR Training)

 Appointed First Aid Officer


Chief Warden Training

 Chief Fire Wardens  HSECFW

NEW Online Warden Training

 Fire Wardens HSEFWT

NEW Fire Equipment Training

 New Fire Wardens HSEFET

Note: UNSW hazard-specific classroom training for laboratories

Staff and students are expected to complete the mandatory 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.

Hazard Specific Training Courses Required Enrolment Course Code Moodle Course Code

Laboratory Safety Awareness

All staff working in Laboratories

Hazardous Substances

All staff working with Hazardous Substances  HSEHSO HSEH0002

Biosafety for PC2 Laboratories

All staff working with PC2 Laboratories  HSEPC2 N/A
Online Courses Requirements Course Code

Hazardous Chemicals Competency Assessment

This is a competency assessment for workers who have undertaken prior training courses in chemical safety and are experienced in working in laboratories. Completion of this assessment is recognition of prior learning for this subject and thus exempts the worker from undertaking UNSW's Hazardous Chemicals face to face course.  HSEHSC

Laboratory Safety Competency Assessment

This is a competency assessment for workers who have undertaken prior training courses in laboratory safety and are experienced in working in laboratories. Completion of this assessment is recognition of prior learning for this subject and thus exempts the worker from undertaking UNSW's Laboratory Safety face to face course.  HSELSC

AED Online Training

First Aid Officers and Floor Wardens

Please email

Subject Line: UNSW ZOLL AED Plus - Online Training

You will be provided a Log In to emedics to complete the course

Cyber Security Awareness

The cyber security moodle module is for awareness only. It is not mandatory


There are a few tips and tricks in the session which may save you from simple real life online data mining or phishing attacks.