Course Title: Apply routine chromatographic techniques

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5363 Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Biotechnology)

Course Title: Apply routine chromatographic techniques

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 120

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


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science


Term2 2017,
Term2 2018,
Term2 2019

Course Contact: Amber Mitton

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8053

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency covers the ability to analyse samples using routine chromatographic techniques. The unit also includes establishing client needs for routine and non-routine samples, optimising workplace procedures and instruments for specific samples, obtaining valid and reliable data and reporting test results. Personnel are required to recognise atypical test data/results and troubleshoot common analytical procedure and equipment problems.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities



MSL974006 Perform biological procedures


MSL974003 Perform chemical tests and procedures

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MSL975009 Apply routine chromatographic techniques


1 Establish client needs and schedule analysis

2 Prepare samples and standards

3 Set up and optimise instrument

4 Perform analysis

5 Process and analyse data

6 Maintain a safe work environment

7 Maintain laboratory records

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

online quizzes

practical reports

written tests

laboratory logbook