Course Title: Plan and conduct laboratory/field work

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5282 Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Biotechnology)

Course Title: Plan and conduct laboratory/field work

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term1 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term1 2016

Course Contact: Amberlee Mitton

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8053

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency covers the ability to plan and complete tasks individually or in a team context. The tasks involve established routines and procedures using allocated resources with access to readily available guidelines and advice. Work plans may need to be modified with supervisor agreement to suit changing conditions and priorities.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Students must demonstrate that they can consistently work safely in the laboratory before they can be sent on workplacement. Students must also be immunised against Hepatitis B.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MSL913002A Plan and conduct laboratory/field work


1. Plan and organise daily work activities

2. Complete allocated work

3. Identify and resolve work problems

4. Work in a team environment

5. Update knowledge and skills as required

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Students will complete a logbook & assessment book while on placement. Feedback from the host employer will also be taken into consideration.