Course Title: Apply routine chromatographic techniques

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5183 Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Biotechnology)

Course Title: Apply routine chromatographic techniques

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 120

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences


Term2 2009,
Term2 2011

Course Contact: Kirsten Balding

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4283

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency covers the ability to analyse samples using routine chromatographic techniques. The unit also includes establishing client needs for routine and non-routine samples, optimising enterprise procedures and instruments for specific samples, obtaining valid and reliable data and reporting test results. Personnel are required to recognise atypical test data/results and troubleshoot common analytical procedure and equipment problems.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

PMLTEST303B - Prepare working solutions OR PMLTEST402B - Prepare, standardise and use solutions
PMLTEST404A - Perform chemical tests and procedures.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

PMLTEST513A Apply routine chromatographic techniques


1. Establish client needs and schedule analysis
2. Prepare samples and standards
3. Set up and optimise instrument
4. Perform analysis
5. Process and analyse data
6. Maintain a safe work environment
7. Maintain laboratory records

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

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