PMLORG500A Schedule Laboratory Work for a Small Team

Unit Introduction

SimuLab Laboratories is a small testing laboratory which is aiming to become a quality certified laboratory so it follows, where appropriate, Australian Standards and internal Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). SimuLab has a Total Quality Management system in place. Normal working hours are from 8.00am to 4.00pm with the option of overtime with an employee’s agreement.

In your role as a laboratory technician at SimuLab, you will be required to schedule the laboratory work for a small team to meet operational requirements. As a result, you will need to identify resource requirements and then document, monitor and adjust schedules in response to operational variations and in consultation with relevant personnel.


Link: develop a work schedule Link: Monitor and adjust work schedule Link: Final assessment

Getting started
To start this unit, click on one of the above sections. It is suggested that you complete both sections before attempting the Final Assessment.

Biotechnology in Action
If you would like to learn more about biotechnology in the laboratory click on the link below to access the biotechnology unit. This unit provides a brief introduction to some concepts of biotechnology and shows the application of the material covered in the units through the use of a scenario.

Biotechnology in Action

Documentation used in this unit
All SOPs etc. used in this unit are designed for training purposes only and should never be used in the workplace.

Mail tutor
Notify your tutor that you are starting this unit. Your tutor will then advise you on which sections you must complete online. Information about using electronic mail is available in the student guide.

Recognition of Current Competency (RCC)
RCC allows you to gain credit for skills and knowledge that you already have. For more information, use the RCC Information link below. Use the RCC Form (a Word document) to apply for RCC for this unit.

RCC Information

RCC Form

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