Course Title: Use laboratory application software

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4397 Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques

Course Title: Use laboratory application software

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 2020,
Term1 2021,
Term2 2021

Course Contact: Kirsten Balding

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4283

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge to use and apply computer software for analysing and reporting in the laboratory, field and/or production plants.
This unit of competency applies to technical officers and laboratory technicians in all industry sectors. It describes the application and use of software packages, this software would be for the storage, retrieval, analysis and display of information.
There is no expectation that candidates would be able to customise the software to meet specific needs. 

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MSL924004 Use laboratory application software


1. Access application software

2. Use software for specified purposes

3. Produce reports of retrieved data and/or processed data

4. Perform simple record housekeeping

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may include a folio of work activities, observation of tasks & reports & quizzes