The University of Newcastle, Australia


Step 1: Register for training

Follow the steps below to register with the EMX unit for training.

  • Complete the online registration form located at EMX Booking page. Click on the 'To Register' link to enter your details. You will receive a confirmation notice when your registration has been processed.

Step 2: Complete a Subscription form

Subscription fees apply to all researchers, postdocs and HDR students wishing to use the EMX equipment. Undergraduate and Honours students are exempt. EMX subscriptions are valid from January to December 2020. They provide unlimited access to all instruments and equipment in the EMX laboratory (pending availability), as well as to technical support and training by EMX staff.

Step 3: Complete online training.

Study the appropriate online courses listed below for the instruments you intend to use. Complete the test at the end of each course and email the certificate to

Step 4: Sign up to attend an induction to work in the EMX

All users must complete an induction before using any EMX facilities, and be trained on the equipment they wish to use by unit staff.

Inductions are held monthly. Attendees may sign up by email to

Dates for 2020:

  • February 18th
  • March 17th
  • April 21st
  • May 19th
  • June 23rd
  • July 21st
  • August 18th
  • September 22nd
  • October 20th
  • November 17th
  • December 8th

All inductions commence at 9am and are held in the EMX. All EMX Users and visitors must wear appropriate enclosed footwear to the EMX.

Step 5: Begin Training

To make a booking, send an email to specifying the instrument that you wish to use, the number and type of samples that you have and the analysis that you would like to carry out. Please notify EMX staff of any safety constraints regarding your samples before bringing them to the EMX. Please also send any relevant papers detailing the analysis you would like to carry out with your booking request. EMX staff will contact you to organise a booking.

EMX staff are responsible for training Users, generally on a one to one basis. Users are prohibited from training other Users.

Note: XRD Users must attend and pass an X-ray safety course run by the University X-ray Safety Advisor. A certificate of completion of this training must be provided to EMX staff. Training dates will be advised by email and on the EMX safety noticeboard.