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Diploma of Laboratory Technology

National ID: MSL50116 | State ID: AZS1

 

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Training Package Version : MSL1.0

Technical officers conduct a wide range of sampling and testing that requires the application of broad scientific-technical knowledge and skills, with substantial depth in some areas. Although technical officers generally work in a laboratory, they often work closely with personnel in other teams within a section of the workplace.

They may liaise with suppliers to troubleshoot product non-conformance at the direction of laboratory supervisors or managers. They gather information on non-conformance and events that may lead to the modification of workplace procedures. They may also demonstrate methods to others and train them to collect samples and conduct basic tests reliably.

The work of technical officers involves frequent peak periods and interruptions. They:

  • work according to established procedures in a structured environment
  • collect and prepare samples and communicate sample requirements to other personnel
  • conduct a wide range of routine and specialised tests where atypical samples may be involved and the instrumentation used has a wide range of operating variables
  • contribute to the modification of standard operating procedures (SOPs) and enterprise methods when necessary
  • define and solve problems where alternatives are not obvious and where investigations and trials may be required and the implications of various solutions considered
  • work under the direction and supervision of senior technical staff, laboratory or quality managers, or scientific/medical professionals, and
  • generally work as part of a team and may have a role in the planning of schedules and monitoring of resources in their work area.
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Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Employment outcomes targeted by this qualification include technical officers, laboratory technicians, analysts and similar personnel.

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Units

How to apply

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Overview

Course Overview

Where Carnarvon
Exmouth
Geraldton
Kalgoorlie
Merredin
Moora
Northam
Duration

Eighteen (18) months face to face full time.  This course is also offered flexibly and enrolment is open throughout the year.  The length of time to complete the course will depend on your chosen units and your study pace.

HowContinuous Enrolment
Face To Face (Class Room)
Flexible Delivery
Full-Time
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
Analyse data and report resultsMSL925001AWO57
Analyse data and report resultsMSL925001AWO57
Apply quality system and continuous improvement processesMSL934002AWO49
Apply quality system and continuous improvement processesMSL934002AWO49
Communicate with other peopleMSL913001AWO69
Communicate with other peopleMSL913001AWO69
Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practicesMSMENV472AWC68
Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practicesMSMENV472AWC68
Maintain laboratory or field workplace safetyMSL944001AWO42
Maintain laboratory or field workplace safetyMSL944001AWO42
Plan and conduct laboratory/field workMSL913002AWO66
Plan and conduct laboratory/field workMSL913002AWO66
Process and interpret dataMSL924001AWO54
Process and interpret dataMSL924001AWO54
Provide information to customersMSL915001AWO65
Provide information to customersMSL915001AWO65
Use laboratory application softwareMSL924002AWO56
Use laboratory application softwareMSL924002AWO56
2 Group A Elective Units
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Apply routine spectrometric techniquesMSL975020AWN77
Apply routine spectrometric techniquesMSL975020AWN77
Design and supervise complex environmental field surveysMSL975011AWN85
Design and supervise complex environmental field surveysMSL975011AWN85
Maintain instruments and equipmentMSL935004AWO44
Maintain instruments and equipmentMSL935004AWO44
Perform laboratory-based ecological techniquesMSL975017AWN80
Perform laboratory-based ecological techniquesMSL975017AWN80
Perform microbiological testsMSL975001AWN97
Perform microbiological testsMSL975001AWN97
3 Group B Elective Units
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Perform aseptic techniquesMSL973004AWO20
Perform aseptic techniquesMSL973004AWO20
Perform microscopic examinationMSL973007AWO16
Perform microscopic examinationMSL973007AWO16
Prepare working solutionsMSL973002AWO22
Prepare working solutionsMSL973002AWO22
4 Group C Elective Units
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Perform biological proceduresMSL974006AWO06
Perform biological proceduresMSL974006AWO06
Perform chemical tests and proceduresMSL974003AWO09
Perform chemical tests and proceduresMSL974003AWO09
Prepare practical science classes and demonstrationsMSL914001AWO67
Prepare practical science classes and demonstrationsMSL914001AWO67
Undertake environmental field-based monitoringMSL974007AWO05
Undertake environmental field-based monitoringMSL974007AWO05
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Course Overview

Where Carnarvon
Exmouth
Geraldton
Kalgoorlie
Merredin
Moora
Northam
Duration

Eighteen (18) months face to face full time.  This course is also offered flexibly and enrolment is open throughout the year.  The length of time to complete the course will depend on your chosen units and your study pace.

HowContinuous Enrolment
Face To Face (Class Room)
Flexible Delivery
Full-Time
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 officers, laboratory technicians, analysts 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
Analyse data and report resultsMSL925001AWO57
Analyse data and report resultsMSL925001AWO57
Apply quality system and continuous improvement processesMSL934002AWO49
Apply quality system and continuous improvement processesMSL934002AWO49
Communicate with other peopleMSL913001AWO69
Communicate with other peopleMSL913001AWO69
Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practicesMSMENV472AWC68
Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practicesMSMENV472AWC68
Maintain laboratory or field workplace safetyMSL944001AWO42
Maintain laboratory or field workplace safetyMSL944001AWO42
Plan and conduct laboratory/field workMSL913002AWO66
Plan and conduct laboratory/field workMSL913002AWO66
Process and interpret dataMSL924001AWO54
Process and interpret dataMSL924001AWO54
Provide information to customersMSL915001AWO65
Provide information to customersMSL915001AWO65
Use laboratory application softwareMSL924002AWO56
Use laboratory application softwareMSL924002AWO56
2 Group A Elective Units
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Apply routine spectrometric techniquesMSL975020AWN77
Apply routine spectrometric techniquesMSL975020AWN77
Design and supervise complex environmental field surveysMSL975011AWN85
Design and supervise complex environmental field surveysMSL975011AWN85
Maintain instruments and equipmentMSL935004AWO44
Maintain instruments and equipmentMSL935004AWO44
Perform laboratory-based ecological techniquesMSL975017AWN80
Perform laboratory-based ecological techniquesMSL975017AWN80
Perform microbiological testsMSL975001AWN97
Perform microbiological testsMSL975001AWN97
3 Group B Elective Units
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Perform aseptic techniquesMSL973004AWO20
Perform aseptic techniquesMSL973004AWO20
Perform microscopic examinationMSL973007AWO16
Perform microscopic examinationMSL973007AWO16
Prepare working solutionsMSL973002AWO22
Prepare working solutionsMSL973002AWO22
4 Group C Elective Units
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Perform biological proceduresMSL974006AWO06
Perform biological proceduresMSL974006AWO06
Perform chemical tests and proceduresMSL974003AWO09
Perform chemical tests and proceduresMSL974003AWO09
Prepare practical science classes and demonstrationsMSL914001AWO67
Prepare practical science classes and demonstrationsMSL914001AWO67
Undertake environmental field-based monitoringMSL974007AWO05
Undertake environmental field-based monitoringMSL974007AWO05
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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
Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalentCompletion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades)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
Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalentCompletion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades)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 Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalentCompletion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades)Certificate III

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