Perform aseptic techniques

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Assessment Template
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Self Assessment Survey
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Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver MSL973004A, 'Perform aseptic techniques'.
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for aseptic sampling or transfer

1.1. Ensure that any sampling procedure conforms with the requirements of the sampling plan

1.2. Use specified personal protective clothing and equipment

1.3. Prepare the work area for safe and effective sample transfer

1.4. Select equipment and materials specified by the procedure

1.5. Organise equipment to minimise contamination during manipulations

1.6. Label containers for clear identification

1.7. Record details in relevant log or database

2. Transfer materials aseptically

2.1. Protect the integrity of the sample source by sterilising the sampling site and the mouth of transport or culture vessel

2.2. Sterilise inoculating loops and/or pipette where used to prevent contamination

2.3. Perform transfer while minimising opportunities for contamination and cross-infection

2.4. After transfer, and before sealing the transport or culture vessel, flame the vessel mouth to maintain sterility

2.5. Re-sterilise inoculating loops, minimising the generation of aerosols

2.6. Perform quality control checks, if required

2.7. Label transport or culture vessels for clear identification

3. Maintain work area and equipment to prevent cross-infection and contamination

3.1. Place disposable and reusable items into relevant receptacles

3.2. Clean and disinfect work area and equipment after use

3.3. Transport disposable and reusable contaminated materials to relevant areas for disinfection, sterilisation and cleaning or disposal

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSL973004A appears in the following qualifications:

  • ACM30210 - Certificate III in Animal Technology
  • ACM50110 - Diploma of Animal Technology
  • MSA40108 - Certificate IV in Manufacturing Technology
  • MSA30208 - Certificate III in Manufacturing Technology
  • MSS40211 - Certificate IV in Environmental Monitoring and Technology
  • MSS50211 - Diploma of Environmental Monitoring and Technology
  • PSP30604 - Certificate III in Government (School Support Services)
  • PSP30704 - Certificate III in School Support Services
  • MTM30611 - Certificate III in Meat Processing (General)
  • HLT32607 - Certificate III in Pathology
  • HLT51907 - Diploma of Mortuary Theatre Practice
  • HLT41807 - Certificate IV in Pathology
  • HLT32007 - Certificate III in Mortuary Theatre Practice
  • MSL50109 - Diploma of Laboratory Technology
  • MSL20109 - Certificate II in Sampling and Measurement
  • MSL30109 - Certificate III in Laboratory Skills
  • MSL40109 - Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques
  • MSL60109 - Advanced Diploma of Laboratory Operations
  • FDF50311 - Diploma of Food Science and Technology
  • HLT51912 - Diploma of Mortuary Theatre Practice
  • HLT41812 - Certificate IV in Pathology
  • HLT32012 - Certificate III in Mortuary Theatre Practice
  • HLT32612 - Certificate III in Pathology
  • PSP30712 - Certificate III in School Support Services
  • PSP30612 - Certificate III in Government (School Support Services)
  • HLT37415 - Certificate III in Pathology Assistance

And the skillsets: