Course Title: Apply electrophoretic techniques

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5388 Diploma of Laboratory Technology

Course Title: Apply electrophoretic techniques

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 100

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 Contact: Rauha Quazi

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4277

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency covers the ability to analyse samples using electrophoretic 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:

MSL975039 Apply electrophoretic 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

Assessments may include
online quizzes
in class assignments
written reports
laboratory logbook and results analysis
skills observations