Course Title: Interpret sampling plans

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: BUSM5804

Course Title: Interpret sampling plans

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5184 - Diploma of Food Science & Technology

Course Contact: Judi McCann

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8366

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher Joanne Bobbitt


Nominal Hours: 20

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

VBP069 - Perform statistical process control,
VBP070 - Apply workplace statistics to the food industry

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to interpret, apply and evaluate a sampling plan in relation to food industry standards.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBP068 Interpret sampling plans


Identify the concept of sampling.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 The basis of selection of an appropriate sample size is established.
1.2 The Acceptable Quality Level (AQL) is identified, in reference to sampling
1.3 The Operating Characteristic (OC) Curve is identified, in reference to sampling.
1.4 Single/double sampling and its uses in the food manufacturing industry are assessed.
1.5 Sampling tables are interpreted.


Interpret, apply and evaluate a sampling plan.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Appropriate sample size is identified.
2.2 Appropriate Acceptable Quality Limit (AQL) is identified.
2.3 Relevant sampling table is selected.
2.4 Results are interpreted.

Learning Outcomes

Identify the concept of sampling.
Interpret, apply and evaluate a sampling plan.

Details of Learning Activities

Classroom teaching, class activities, online activities

Teaching Schedule

Week         Date             Topic/Activities/Assessments
7             25/03/11     Introduction, Acceptance sampling
8             01/04/11    Operating characteristics curve
9             08/04/11     Mid semester exams

10         15/04/11       2 & 3 class attribute plans, summary
11          9/04/11       Class activities
12         06/05/11      Class activities

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Interpret sampling plans Resource Manual


Will be provided in class

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

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

Assessment Tasks

Assignment 100%

Assessment Matrix

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