Course Title: Perform biological procedures

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5388 Diploma of Laboratory Technology

Course Title: Perform biological procedures

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 130

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

Term2 2020,
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 work requirements, prepare samples, and perform routine biological procedures. These procedures may involve several steps and are used to classify organisms and biologically active compounds by analysing their biological and/or chemical characteristics. This unit includes interpretation of results and troubleshooting obvious departures from standard procedures.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MSL974021 Perform biological procedures


1. Interpret and schedule work requirements

2. Receive and prepare biological samples

3. Perform techniques that assist in the classification of organisms

4. Perform biological procedures

5. Maintain a safe work environment

6. Maintain laboratory records

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may include



folio of completed tasks

observation of laboratory skills