Course Title: Apply routine chromatographic techniques

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5282 Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Biotechnology)

Course Title: Apply routine chromatographic techniques

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 120

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2012,
Term2 2013,
Term2 2014,
Term2 2015,
Term2 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 routine chromatographic 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

MSL974003A Perform chemical tests and procedures
MSL973007A Perform microscopic examination
MSL974006A Perform biological procedures
MSL974001A Prepare, standardise and use solutions

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MSL975009A Apply routine chromatographic 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

Assessment for this course may include laboratory reports, assignments, exams and practival assessment in the laboratory