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Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques

National ID: MSL40116 | State ID: AZS7

 

Course Details
Training Package Version : MSL1.0

Technical assistants undertake a wide range of sampling and testing that requires the application of a broad range of technical skills and some scientific knowledge. Although technical assistants generally work in a laboratory, they often work closely with other personnel throughout the workplace and with suppliers. They may assist other personnel to solve technical problems and to adjust formulations and production mixes. They may also train them to collect samples and conduct basic tests reliably.

The work of technical assistants involves similar tasks within one scientific discipline with occasional peak periods and some interruptions. They:

  • work according to established procedures in a structured environment
  • collect and prepare samples
  • conduct a wide range of basic tests and a limited range of specialised tests and measurements using manual, semi-automated and fully automated techniques
  • define and solve problems of limited complexity where the information available is less obvious, but not contradictory, and can be determined by direct reasoning
  • work under the direction and regular supervision of senior technical staff, laboratory or quality managers, or scientific/medical personnel. The work of technical assistants is normally subject to frequent progress and quality checks, and
  • generally work in a team and may have responsibility for their own work outputs.
Additional Resources
Learners will be required to provide additional resources for this course.  Details are provided in the Pre-Enrolment Pack.
Online Availability
Part of this course is available online.
VET FEE-HELP
This course is NOT eligible for VET FEE-HELP.

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Entrance Requirements
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Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

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

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Units

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Overview

Course Overview

Where Carnarvon
Exmouth
Geraldton
Kalgoorlie
Merredin
Moora
Northam
Duration

12 months

HowFace To Face (Class Room)
Flexible Delivery
Full-Time
Online Learning (Some Units)
Part-Time
Recognition Of Prior Learning
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
Apply quality system and continuous improvement processesMSL934002AWO49
Communicate with other peopleMSL913001AWO69
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practicesMSMENV272AWC13
Participate in laboratory or field workplace safetyMSL943002AWO38
Plan and conduct laboratory/field workMSL913002AWO66
Process and interpret dataMSL924001AWO54
2 Group A Electives
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Maintain laboratory or field workplace safetyMSL944001AWO42
Perform biological proceduresMSL974006AWO06
Perform chemical tests and proceduresMSL974003AWO09
Prepare practical science classes and demonstrationsMSL914001AWO67
Use laboratory application softwareMSL924002AWO56
3 Group B Elective Units
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Perform aseptic techniquesMSL973004AWO20
Perform basic testsMSL973001AWO23
Perform microscopic examinationMSL973007AWO16
Prepare working solutionsMSL973002AWO22
4 Group C Elective Units
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Maintain instruments and equipmentMSL935004AWO44
Provide information to customersMSL915001AWO65
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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 Learning (Some Units)
Part-Time
Recognition Of Prior Learning
Workplace Assessment
WhenWas available Semester 1, 2017
Available Semester 2, 2017
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Employment outcomes targeted by this qualification include technical assistants, technicians, instrument operators and similar personnel.

Further study opportunities:

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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
Apply quality system and continuous improvement processesMSL934002AWO49
Communicate with other peopleMSL913001AWO69
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practicesMSMENV272AWC13
Participate in laboratory or field workplace safetyMSL943002AWO38
Plan and conduct laboratory/field workMSL913002AWO66
Process and interpret dataMSL924001AWO54
2 Group A Electives
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Maintain laboratory or field workplace safetyMSL944001AWO42
Perform biological proceduresMSL974006AWO06
Perform chemical tests and proceduresMSL974003AWO09
Prepare practical science classes and demonstrationsMSL914001AWO67
Use laboratory application softwareMSL924002AWO56
3 Group B Elective Units
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Perform aseptic techniquesMSL973004AWO20
Perform basic testsMSL973001AWO23
Perform microscopic examinationMSL973007AWO16
Prepare working solutionsMSL973002AWO22
4 Group C Elective Units
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Maintain instruments and equipmentMSL935004AWO44
Provide information to customersMSL915001AWO65
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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
C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalentCertificate II or Certificate III

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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
C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalentCertificate II or Certificate III

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 C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalentCertificate II or Certificate III

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