Course Title: Concepts in biology

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3305 Certificate III in Science

Course Title: Concepts in biology

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

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2013,
Term1 2014,
Term2 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term2 2015,
Term1 2016,
Term2 2016


City Campus


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2017,
Term2 2017

Course Contact: Namrita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4309

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course covers the skills and knowledge required to investigate the major concepts in biology and their basic application.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisites for studying in this course

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU20929 Concepts in biology


1 Explain the Basic Building blocks for Life

2 Explain the Classification of Living Things

3 Describe the Interaction of Living Things

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course students will be able to:
• explain the structure and function of cells
• explain sources and use of energy
• explain the classification of living things
• explain functions of ecosystems

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course may include Worksheets, Practical reports, Assignments and Tests