Course Title: Process and interpret data

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4397 Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques

Course Title: Process and interpret data

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 70

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

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2019,
Term1 2020,
Term1 2021,
Term2 2021

Course Contact: Rauha Quazi

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4277

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge to retrieve data, evaluate formulae and perform scientific calculations, present and interpret information in tables and graphs and keep accurate records. The unit requires personnel to solve problems of limited complexity where the information may be less obvious, but not contradictory, and can be determined by direct reasoning.
This unit of competency applies to laboratory assistants, field/laboratory technicians and instrument operators in all industry sectors

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MSL924003 Process and interpret data


1. Retrieve and check data

2. Calculate scientific quantities

3. Present data

4. Interpret data

5. Keep accurate records

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may include quizzes, folio of completed tasks and observation of skills