Course Title: Perform chemical tests and procedures

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4397 Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques

Course Title: Perform chemical tests and procedures

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 100

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 interpret chemical test requirements, prepare samples, conduct pre-use and calibration checks on equipment and perform routine chemical tests. These tests will involve several measurement steps.
The unit includes basic data processing and interpretation of results.
This unit applies to laboratory or technical assistants and instrument operators in all industry sectors.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MSL974019 Perform chemical tests and procedures


1. Interpret and schedule test requirements

2. Receive and prepare samples

3. Check equipment before use

4. Test samples to determine chemical species or properties

5. Process and interpret data

6. Maintain a safe work environment

7. Maintain laboratory records

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may include observation of laboratory tasks, folio of laboratory results, theory tests and analysis of experimental results