Course Title: Receive and prepare samples for testing

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4397 Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques

Course Title: Receive and prepare samples for testing

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 30

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

Term2 2019,
Term2 2020,
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 log samples, check sample documentation, and schedule and prepare samples for testing in accordance with workplace procedures. This unit does not include testing, tissue processing or similar techniques.

This unit of competency applies to field and laboratory assistants in all industry sectors who receive and prepare samples as part/all of their job in a sample reception area. 

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MSL953003 Receive and prepare samples for testing


1. Log samples

2. Address client and customer service issues

3. Prepare samples for testing

4. Distribute samples

5. Maintain a safe work area and environment

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may include observation of skills, folio of work completed, quizzes