Course Title: Control stocks and supplies

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4209 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting

Course Title: Control stocks and supplies

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences


Term1 2010,
Term2 2011

Course Contact: Ms. Eleanor Schroeder

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9341 1412

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit specifies the outcomes required to manage stock control processes in a medical environment and to supervise others carrying out tasks to implement these processes.
It covers determining stock control processes, maintaining required stock levels, implementing stocktaking and stock rotation processes and effecting disposal of out of date stock.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisities and co-requisities

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBMED402A Control stocks and supplies


1. Determine stock control processes

2. Maintain required stock levels

3. Implement stocktaking and stock rotation processes

4. Effect disposal of out of date stock

5. Review and improve stock control processes

Learning Outcomes

1.1 Enterprise policies and procedures and regulations on stock control processes are accessed
1.2 Relevant personnel are consulted to determine stock control processes

2.1 Required stock control levels are determined
2.2 Cycles for ordering of required stock are determined and implemented
2.3 Contingency plans are established and implemented for maintaining required stock levels
2.4 Staff assisting with maintenance of stock levels are supervised
2.5 Documentation for maintenance of stock levels is completed and stored

3.1 Stocktaking and stock rotation procedures are established and implemented
3.2 Cycles for stocktaking and stock rotation are determined and implemented
3.3 Staff assisting with stocktaking and stock rotation are supervised
3.4 Up to date information relating to shelf-life of stock is accessed and communicated to staff assisting in stocktaking process
3.5 Required documentation for stocktaking and stock rotation is completed and stored

4.1 Processes for identifying out of date stock are developed and implemented
4.2 Out of date stock is disposed of in accordance with regulations
4.3 Staff assisting with disposal of out of date stock are supervised
4.4 Documentation for disposal of out of date stock is completed and stored

5.1 Implementation of stock control processes is monitored
5.2 Stock control processes are evaluated and reports prepared
5.3 Recommendations are made to appropriate personnel for improvements to stock control processes
5.4 Recommended changes to stock control processes are implemented
5.5 Staff assisting with stock control processes are informed of changes and supervised to implement required changes

Overview of Assessment

This assessment comprises of a written assessment, oral presentation and third party evidence (Workplace Training Record Book).