Course Title: Prepare, standardise and use solutions

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5182 Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Pathology Testing)

Course Title: Prepare, standardise and use solutions

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 100

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.

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Teaching Period(s)

Course Contact: Kirsten Balding

Course Contact Phone: (03) 9925 4283

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Course Description

This unit of competency covers the ability to prepare, standardise and use solutions to monitor the quality of prepared solutions. This unit of competency is applicable to laboratory technicians working in all industries. Industry representatives have provided case studies to illustrate the practical application of this unit of competency and to show its relevance in a workplace setting. These are found at the end of this unit of competency under the section ’This competency in practice’.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

VCE Chemistry score of ≥ 20 or equivalent OR satisfactory participation in Introductory Chemistry during semester 1. (Satisfactory participation is considered to be 80% attendance of Introductory Chemistry classes & completion of ≥ 4 Quizzes).

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

PMLTEST402B Prepare, standardise and use solutions


Calculate and record data

Maintain a safe work environment

Monitor the quality of laboratory solutions

Prepare solutions

Standardise and use volumetric solutions

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessments for this course typically consist of:
• Class activities
• Assignments
• Presentations
• Exam