Course Title: Maintain laboratory or field workplace safety

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5363 Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Biotechnology)

Course Title: Maintain laboratory or field workplace safety

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 50

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


Term1 2017,
Term1 2018,
Term1 2019

Course Contact: Amber Mitton

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8053

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency covers the ability to monitor and maintain work health and safety (WHS) and environmental programs within a work area where the person has supervisory responsibility for others. 

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MSL944001 Maintain laboratory or field workplace safety


1 Perform all work safely

2 Ensure others in the work group are able to implement safe work practices

3 Monitor observance of safe work practices in the work area

4 Participate in risk management processes

5 Support the implementation of participative arrangements

6 Support the implementation of emergency procedures within the work group

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

written assignments

laboratory skills assessment

written test

 in class group activities