Course Title: Work within a laboratory/field workplace (induction)

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5184 Diploma of Food Science & Technology

Course Title: Work within a laboratory/field workplace (induction)

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 50

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,
Term1 2011,
Term1 2012

Course Contact: Toinette Thake

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254876

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency covers the induction of an employee into scientific/technical work within an enterprise.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

VBP043 - Apply an understanding of the food processing industry,
VBP049 - Develop & update food industry knowledge

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

PMLORG200A Work within a laboratory/field workplace (induction)


Accept responsibility for quality of own work

Identify own learning needs

Organise daily work efficiently

Provide scientific/technical support

Work in accordance with workplace agreements and/or legislative requirements

Work within enterprise structure and culture

Learning Outcomes

Have spent  a period of time in a food industry workplace and so demonstrated achievement of the following  outcomes

  • Be able to work within an enterprise structure and culture
  • Be able to work in accordance with  work place agreements and/or legislative requirements
  • Be able to provide scientific /technical support
  • Be able to organise daily work eficiently
  • Be able to identify own learning needs
  • Accept responsibility for quality of own work

Overview of Assessment

Assessments for this course consist of:

-completion of 5 - 10 days in food processing work place or food laboratory
-completion of log book - signed off
-completion of assessment book - activities signed off by supervisor