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Certificate III in Laboratory Skills

National ID: MSL30116 | State ID: AZR9

 

Course Details
Training Package Version : MSL 1.0

Laboratory technicians perform straightforward laboratory work. They follow set procedures and recipes, and apply well developed technical skills and basic scientific knowledge. They generally work inside a laboratory but may also perform technical tasks in the field or within production plants. They may also perform a range of laboratory maintenance and office tasks.

The majority of their work involves a predictable flow of parallel or similar tasks within one scientific discipline. Laboratory technicians:

  • perform straightforward technical tasks to prepare and test samples using relevant procedures, Australian Standards and readily available advice. These tasks generally require close attention to detail and to the accuracy and precision of measurements. They may require the use of manual or semi-automated techniques
  • operate test equipment and instruments and make limited adjustments to their controls
  • process and record data and recognise trends and out of control conditions
  • solve predictable problems using clear information or known solutions. Where alternatives exist, they are limited and apparent
  • work under close and regular supervision, although they may have autonomy for specific tasks and responsibility for their own outputs
  • take decisions within defined limits of responsibility, and
  • work as part of a team.

Additional Resources
Learners will be required to provide additional resources for this course.  Details are provided in the Pre-Enrolment Pack.

VET for Schools : If you are into science and are thinking that working in a laboratory may be what you would like to do in the future, this program is for you.  The program is also an excellent and practical starting point for those students wanting to pursue a Science degree at University level.  Check out our VETiS Guide for more information.
VET Student Loans : This course is NOT available for a VET Student Loan.

Entrance Requirements

Study pathway

Job opportunities

Entrance Requirements
Study pathway
Job opportunities

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Employment outcomes targeted by this qualification include laboratory technicians, instrument operators and similar personnel.

Further study opportunities:

Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques

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Overview

Fees and charges

Units

How to apply

Important information

Overview

Course Overview

Where Carnarvon
Exmouth
Geraldton
Kalgoorlie
Merredin
Moora
Northam
Duration

12 months

HowFace To Face (Class Room)
Flexible Delivery
Full-Time
Online Delivery
Part-Time
Recognition Of Prior Learning
Traineeship
Workplace Assessment
WhenWas available Semester 1, 2017
Available Semester 2, 2017
Fees and charges

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

Find details of all course costs on our Fees page here.

At Central Regional TAFE, three types of fees may be charged:

  • Course fees - set by the State Government and are calculated on the category of enrolment.  Students studying a certificate course may be eligible for a concession. Concession students pay 30% of the course fees (not incidental, resource or other fees).
  • Resource fees - covers materials purchased by the TAFE which will be consumed or transformed by students in the course of instruction, such as workshop materials & workbooks.
  • Other fees - charged for goods and services that are provided by the TAFE such as security, name badges and IT infrastructure. 

In addition to these fees, students may need to purchase textbooks, uniforms and other course specific equipment.

Units

1 Core Units
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Communicate with other peopleMSL913001AWO69
Contribute to the achievement of quality objectivesMSL933002AWO52
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practicesMSMENV272AWC13
Participate in laboratory or field workplace safetyMSL943002AWO38
Plan and conduct laboratory/field workMSL913002AWO66
Record and present dataMSL922001AWO58
2 Group A Elective Units
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Conduct routine site measurementsMSL972001AWO24
Maintain the laboratory/field workplace fit for purposeMSL933001AWO53
Perform aseptic techniquesMSL973004AWO20
Perform basic testsMSL973001AWO23
Perform microscopic examinationMSL973007AWO16
3 Group B Elective Units
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Collect routine site samplesMSL952001AWO36
Prepare practical science classes and demonstrationsMSL914001AWO67
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Course Overview

Where Carnarvon
Exmouth
Geraldton
Kalgoorlie
Merredin
Moora
Northam
Duration

12 months

HowFace To Face (Class Room)
Flexible Delivery
Full-Time
Online Delivery
Part-Time
Recognition Of Prior Learning
Traineeship
Workplace Assessment
WhenWas available Semester 1, 2017
Available Semester 2, 2017
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Employment outcomes targeted by this qualification include laboratory technicians, instrument operators and similar personnel.

Further study opportunities:

Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques

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Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

Find details of all course costs on our Fees page here.

At Central Regional TAFE, three types of fees may be charged:

  • Course fees - set by the State Government and are calculated on the category of enrolment.  Students studying a certificate course may be eligible for a concession. Concession students pay 30% of the course fees (not incidental, resource or other fees).
  • Resource fees - covers materials purchased by the TAFE which will be consumed or transformed by students in the course of instruction, such as workshop materials & workbooks.
  • Other fees - charged for goods and services that are provided by the TAFE such as security, name badges and IT infrastructure. 

In addition to these fees, students may need to purchase textbooks, uniforms and other course specific equipment.

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1 Core Units
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Communicate with other peopleMSL913001AWO69
Contribute to the achievement of quality objectivesMSL933002AWO52
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practicesMSMENV272AWC13
Participate in laboratory or field workplace safetyMSL943002AWO38
Plan and conduct laboratory/field workMSL913002AWO66
Record and present dataMSL922001AWO58
2 Group A Elective Units
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Conduct routine site measurementsMSL972001AWO24
Maintain the laboratory/field workplace fit for purposeMSL933001AWO53
Perform aseptic techniquesMSL973004AWO20
Perform basic testsMSL973001AWO23
Perform microscopic examinationMSL973007AWO16
3 Group B Elective Units
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Collect routine site samplesMSL952001AWO36
Prepare practical science classes and demonstrationsMSL914001AWO67
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Central Regional TAFE is committed to ensuring that all international students have an enjoyable experience studying in Australia. Students are supported by a dedicated Client Services staff who provide personal counselling, course advice, student support and many other services.

Fees, applications and enrolments for International Students are different to those for local students. International students must be enrolled in full time study on campus.

For more information about courses, enrolment and course fees for international students:

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If this course uses TAFE Admissions, to study full-time in 2017 apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

Online and continuous or flexible learning enrolment courses normally have enrolments available ongoing at any time, for help enrolling or for more information:

Call: 1800 672 700 or email: info@crtafe.wa.edu.au

International students please contact www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

For all other enquiries please call us on 1800 672 700 or email: info@crtafe.wa.edu.au.

Please note: All enrolling students will require a Unique Student Identifier number.

Recognition of Prior Learning validates your existing skills and knowledge. Find out more under Future Students to customise your learning pathways.

Disclaimer

Courses at Central Regional TAFE are delivered subject to resources and demand. For the latest information, check with the appropriate campus, as course availability may be subject to review and change.

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalentCertificate I or Certificate II

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If you have completed a Diploma or Advanced Diploma qualification with Central Regional TAFE, you may be able to obtain credits towards a degree at Geraldton Universities Centre (GUC), Charles Sturt University, Central Queensland University and the University of Southern Queensland.

In addition to the arrangements in place with specific Universities, a Diploma or Advanced Diploma qualification from us will enable you to gain direct entry into related undergraduate degree courses in most Universities throughout Australia. You may also be eligible to gain credits with other Universities on a case-by-case basis.

 

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If this course uses TAFE Admissions, to study full-time in 2017 apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

Online and continuous or flexible learning enrolment courses normally have enrolments available ongoing at any time, for help enrolling or for more information:

Call: 1800 672 700 or email: info@crtafe.wa.edu.au

International students please contact www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

For all other enquiries please call us on 1800 672 700 or email: info@crtafe.wa.edu.au.

Please note: All enrolling students will require a Unique Student Identifier number.

Recognition of Prior Learning validates your existing skills and knowledge. Find out more under Future Students to customise your learning pathways.

Disclaimer

Courses at Central Regional TAFE are delivered subject to resources and demand. For the latest information, check with the appropriate campus, as course availability may be subject to review and change.

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalentCertificate I or Certificate II

If this course uses TAFE Admissions, to study full-time in 2017 apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

Online and continuous or flexible learning enrolment courses normally have enrolments available ongoing at any time, for help enrolling or for more information:

Call: 1800 672 700 or email: info@crtafe.wa.edu.au

International students please contact www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

For all other enquiries please call us on 1800 672 700 or email: info@crtafe.wa.edu.au.

Please note: All enrolling students will require a Unique Student Identifier number.

Recognition of Prior Learning validates your existing skills and knowledge. Find out more under Future Students to customise your learning pathways.

Disclaimer

Courses at Central Regional TAFE are delivered subject to resources and demand. For the latest information, check with the appropriate campus, as course availability may be subject to review and change.

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalentCertificate I or Certificate II

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