Course Title: Maintain and calibrate instruments and equipment

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4397 Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques

Course Title: Maintain and calibrate instruments and equipment

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

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 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 check the serviceability and calibration of laboratory/field instruments and equipment and perform routine maintenance, such as cleaning and replacement of consumables and minor components.

Personnel are also required to perform basic troubleshooting and repairs consistent with warranty and service agreements. This unit of competency applies to technical assistants, instrument operators and technical officers working in all industry sectors.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MSL934004 Maintain and calibrate instruments and equipment


1. Perform serviceability checks

3. Perform calibration/qualification checks

2. Conduct routine maintenance safely

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will include a folio of calibration & maintenance logs, observation of tasks.