Course Title: Maintain laboratory or field workplace safety

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4397 Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques

Course Title: Maintain laboratory or field workplace safety

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


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 monitor and maintain work health and safety (WHS) within a work area where the person has supervisory responsibility for others.
This unit applies to laboratory technicians, senior technicians and laboratory managers in all industry sectors.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MSL944002 Maintain laboratory or field workplace safety


1. Perform all work safely

2. Ensure others in the work group are able to implement safe work practices

3. Monitor observance of safe work practices in the work area

4. Participate in risk management processes

5. Support the implementation of participative arrangements

6. Support the implementation of emergency procedures within the work group

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may include observation in the laboratory, group work & quizzes