Course Title: Perform basic tests

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5184 Diploma of Food Science & Technology

Course Title: Perform basic tests

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

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 2011

Course Contact: Judi McCann

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8366

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency covers the ability to perform tests using standard methods and with access to readily available advice. Personnel are required to demonstrate close attention to the accuracy and precision of measurements and the data obtained. In general, they do not calibrate equipment and make only limited adjustments to the controls. The unit of competency does not cover interpretation or analysis of results or troubleshooting equipment problems.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

VBP036 - Apply chemistry knowledge and laboratory practices in the workplace

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

PMLTEST300B Perform basic tests


1. Interpret test requirements

2.Prepare sample

3.Check equipment before use

4.Perform tests on samples

5.Maintain a safe work environment

Learning Outcomes

These are outlined in the competencies

Overview of Assessment

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