Course Title: Apply electrophoretic techniques

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5282 Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Biotechnology)

Course Title: Apply electrophoretic techniques

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


155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2012,
Term1 2013,
Term1 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term1 2016

Course Contact: Amberlee Mitton

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8053

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency covers the ability to analyse samples using electrophoretic techniques. The unit also includes establishing client needs for routine and non-routine samples, optimising enterprise procedures and instruments for specific samples, obtaining valid and reliable data and reporting test results. Personnel are required to recognise atypical test data/results and troubleshoot common analytical procedure and equipment problems.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

MSL973002A  - Prepare working solutions OR MSL974001A - Prepare, standardise and use solutions
MSL974003A   - Perform chemical tests and procedures.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MSL975008A Apply electrophoretic techniques


1. Establish client needs and schedule analysis

2.    Prepare samples and standards

3.    Set up and optimise instrument

4.    Perform analysis

5.    Process and analyse data

6.    Maintain a safe work environment

7.    Maintain laboratory records

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessments for this course typically consist of:

  • Class activities
  • Reports
  • Presentations
  • Exams
  • Online Quizzes
  • Logbook records of experiments