Course Title: Prepare tissue and cell cultures

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5282 Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Biotechnology)

Course Title: Prepare tissue and cell cultures

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 50

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences


Term1 2012,
Term1 2013,
Term1 2014,
Term1 2015

Course Contact: Amberlee Mitton

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8053

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency covers the ability to prepare primary tissue cultures for applications, such as maintenance of animal cell lines and propagation of plants by tissue culture and basic subculture procedures. Personnel are required to manipulate equipment and materials and samples to prevent contamination at all preparation stages. They will have ready access to enterprise procedures and will work under direct supervision.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

ONPS5655C Perform Aseptic techniques

ONPS 5656C Microscopy

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MSL974011A Prepare tissue and cell cultures


1. Work safely according to the legal and regulatory framework

2.Prepare and test cell and tissue culture media

3. Prepare tissue or cell cultures

4. Monitor tissue or cell culture

5. Maintain records

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Asessment for this course may include tests, practical reports, assignments and presentations