PMLTEST500A Calibrate and Maintain Instruments

Unit Introduction

SimuLab Laboratories Pty. Ltd. is a small laboratory that performs chemical and biological testing. As a Laboratory Technician your responsibilities include the use of simple and sophisticated equipment to perform analytical tests. In the following sections you will concentrate on the principles of maintenance and calibration to keep the testing equipment operating safely and reliably.

The equipment and techniques used in the various sections of this unit have quite different physical and chemical requirements and as such you should think widely when undertaking the sections in this unit.

Sections

Link: Pre-Use and Safety Checks - Optical Microscope Link: Maintenance and Calibration of Equipment - ph Meter Link: Spectrophotometer Link: Final Assessment Link: Liquid Scintillation Counter

Getting started
To start this unit, click on one of the above sections. It is suggested that you complete all sections before attempting the Final Assessment section. Remember that the equipment and techniques used in the various sections of this unit have quite different physical and chemical requirements and as such you should think widely when undertaking the sections in this unit.

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 standard operating procedures (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 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 to apply for RCC for this unit.

RCC Information

RCC Form

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