Undertake routine stock maintenance

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Unit Information about the HLTHSS005 training material in this resource


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain predetermined stock levels of supplies, consumables, equipment and other store items at ward, unit, sub-store or departmental level.

This unit applies to a variety of health or community service roles involving stock maintenance. At this level workers perform under supervision and generally within a team environment within predetermined guidelines.

Unit mapping information

No equivalent unit

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

Foundation skills

Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

Unit sector or competency field

None specified.

Prerequisite, co-requisite or interdependent assessment of units

Not applicable

Assessment conditions

Skills must have been demonstrated in a workplace or a simulated environment that reflects workplace conditions. The following conditions must be met for this unit:

  • use of suitable facilities equipment and resources, including:

    • stock and storage facilities

    • personal protective equipment

    • manual and electronic documentation and records for stock maintenance

  • modelling of industry operating conditions

Assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015/AQTF mandatory competency requirements for assessors.