Course Title: Perform tissue and cell culture techniques

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5388 Diploma of Laboratory Technology

Course Title: Perform tissue and cell culture techniques

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 100

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2020

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 prepare, maintain and preserve cells and cell lines for a variety of applications, such as large scale culture, production of monoclonal antibodies, production of viral vaccines and amniocentesis studies. Personnel are required to optimise equipment set-up, media and growth techniques. They are required to detect and investigate contamination and take preventative and/or corrective actions under supervision.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

MSL973016 Perform aseptic techniques

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MSL975033 Perform tissue and cell culture techniques


1.Interpret and schedule production requirements

2. Work safely according to the legal and regulatory framework

3. Assemble and maintain tissue culture equipment

4. Prepare and test cell and tissue culture media

5. Obtain, monitor and maintain tissue and cell lines

6. Preserve cells and tissues

7. Maintain records

Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may include 

Logbook- recording and analysis of laboratory results
Observation of laboratory tasks
online quizzes
written reports