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Guidelines and Forms for Certification of Physical Containment Facilities



Previous (Superseded) Versions of Guidelines




Application Form and Explanatory Information


This page contains forms for applications for certification of facilities, the guidelines against which applications are assessed and checklists to aid applicants in undertaking inspections of facilities.

Title Date of Issue & Version Number Documents
Application Form for the Certification of a Physical Containment Facility 01/03/2013 - Version 1.5 HTML
Word version (DOC 678 KB)
PDF version (PDF 276 KB)
Explanatory Information on Guidelines for Certification of Physical Containment Facilities 1/7/2013 - Version 2.3 HTML version
PDF version (PDF 137 KB)
Guide to Physical Containment Levels and Facility Types 1/7/2013 - Version 1.3 HTML version
PDF version (PDF 118 KB)
Guidance Note for the submission of applications to modify Certifications 23/01/2012 - Version 1.1 HTML

PDF 68 KB

Guidelines and Inspection Checklists

PC1


Facility Type Current Guideline Date & Version Number Current Guideline Documents Previous (Superseded) Guidelines Application Checklist 1 Annual Inspection Checklist 2
PC1 Facility 30/03/2007 - Ver 1.1 HTML
PDF 17 KB
previous versions not required

available here for your convenience
DOC 141 KB
PDF 73 KB
annual inspections not required
PC1 Large Grazing Animals Facility None# N/A previous versions N/A N/A
PC1 Large Scale Facility 01/09/2006 - Ver 2.1 RTF 390 KB
PDF 146 KB
previous versions RTF 444 KB
PDF 108 KB
RTF 590 KB
PDF 210 KB

1 Application Checklists must be completed and submitted with an application for certification of PC3, PC4 and PC1 and PC2 Large Scale Facilities only.
2 Annual Inspection Checklists are provided for the convenience of persons conducting annual inspections of facilities after they have been certified. The use of this inspection checklist is not mandatory.

#This guideline was revoked on 11 February 2014. Such facilities will be covered by the PC2 Large Grazing Animal Facility guidelines.

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PC2


Facility Type Current Guideline Date & Version Number Current Guideline Documents Previous (Superseded) Guideline Application Checklist 1 Annual Inspection Checklist 2
PC2 Animal Facility 01/03/2013 - Ver 3.2 HTML
PDF 261 KB
DOC version (Word 231 KB)
previous versions not required

available here for your convenience
HTML version
PDF version (139 KB)
DOCX version (Word 97 KB)
PDF version (PDF 74 KB)
PC2 Aquatic Facility 01/03/2013 - Ver 3.1 HTML
PDF 268 KB
DOC version (Word 244 KB)
previous versions not required

available here for your convenience
HTML version
PDF version (139 KB)
DOCX version (Word 97 KB)
PDF version (PDF 74 KB)
PC2 Invertebrate 01/03/2013 - Ver 3.1 HTML
PDF 251 KB
DOC version (Word 206 KB)
previous versions not required

available here for your convenience
HTML version
PDF version (139 KB)
DOCX version (Word 97 KB)
PDF version (PDF 75 KB)
PC2 Constant Temperature Room 09/08/2011 - Ver 2.1 HTML
PDF 205 KB
DOC version (Word 172 KB)
previous versions not required

available here for your convenience
RTF 242 KB
PDF 124 KB
same as application inspection checklist
PC2 Laboratory 01/03/2013 - Ver 3.2 HTML
PDF 250 KB
DOC version (Word 201 KB)
previous versions not required

available here for your convenience
HTML version
PDF version (PDF 134 KB)
DOCX version (Word 95 KB)
PDF version (PDF 70 KB)
PC2 Large Scale Facility 01/09/2006 - Ver 2.1 RTF 325 KB
PDF 133 KB
previous versions REQUIRED with application
HTML
PDF 11 KB
RTF 635 KB
PDF 229 KB
PC2 Large Grazing Animal Facility 12/02/2014 - Ver 1.1 HTML version
PDF version (PDF 89 KB)
DOCX version (Word 173 KB)
not required
available here for your convenience.
DOCX version (Word 465 KB)
PDF version (PDF 69 KB)
(3 monthly inspections)
DOCX version (Word 463 KB)
PDF version (PDF 71 KB)
PC2 Plant Facility 01/03/2013 - Ver 3.2 HTML
PDF 280 KB
DOC version (Word 241 KB)
previous versions not required

available here for your convenience
HTML version
PDF version (143 KB)
DOCX version (Word 96 KB)
PDF version (PDF 76 KB)

1 Application Checklists must be completed and submitted with an application for certification of PC3, PC4 and PC1 and PC2 Large Scale Facilities only.
2 Annual Inspection Checklists are provided for the convenience of persons conducting annual inspections of facilities after they have been certified. The use of this inspection checklist is not mandatory. Top of page

PC3

Facility Type Current Guideline Date & Version Number Current Guideline Documents Previous (Superseded) Guidelines Application Checklist1 Annual Inspection Checklist2
PC3 Animal Facility 28/06/2010 - Ver 2.1 RTF 1.08 MB
PDF 211 KB
previous versions HTML
PDF 143 KB
HTML
PDF 220 KB
PC3 Invertebrate 21/09/2011 - Ver 2.1 HTML
PDF 278 KB
previous versions HTML
PDF 203 KB
HTML
PDF 164 KB
PC3 Laboratory 28/05/2012 - Ver 3.1 RTF 789 KB
PDF 296 KB
previous versions RTF 751 KB
PDF 199 KB
RTF 1.7 MB
PDF 286 KB
PC3 Plant Facility None * N/A previous versions N/A N/A

1 Application Checklists must be completed and submitted with an application for certification of a PC3 facility.
2 Annual Inspection Checklists are provided for the convenience of persons conducting annual inspections of facilities after they have been certified. The use of this inspection checklist is not mandatory.
* Due to the very small number of these facilities, applications to certify PC3 Plant facilities will be considered on a case by case basis. As a guide, PC3 Plant Facilities will be expected to comply with the current PC3 Laboratory Guidelines. However, exemptions/additional conditions may be imposed by the Regulator to ensure containment of PC3 GM microorganisms used in/on plant hosts. Please contact the OGTR at ogtr.cdes@health.gov.au for more information.

PC4

Facility Type Current Guideline Date & Version Number Current Guideline Documents Previous (Superseded) Guidelines Application Checklist 1 Annual Inspection Checklist2
PC4 Facility 01/07/ 2007 - Ver 2.1 RTF 606 KB
PDF 162 KB
previous versions REQUIRED with application checklist being prepared  

1 Application Checklists must be completed and submitted with an application for cerfication of a PC4 facility.
2 Annual Inspection Checklists are provided for the convenience of persons conducting annual inspections of facilties after they have been certified. The use of this inspection checklist is not manadatory.
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