Course Title: Apply routine chromatographic techniques

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5388 Diploma of Laboratory Technology

Course Title: Apply routine chromatographic techniques

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 120

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

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 analyse samples using routine chromatographic techniques. The unit also includes establishing client needs for routine and non-routine samples, optimising workplace 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

MSL974019 Perform chemical tests and procedures

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MSL975040 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 laboratory records

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may include
observation of laboratory tasks
folio of laboratory results
online quizzes
analysis of experimental results