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MSL30118 Certificate III in Laboratory Skills

National ID: MSL30118 | State ID: BDV6

Learn the practical skills and knowledge to assist in collecting and preparing samples and to carry out, measure and record results of experiments in the physical, chemical, biological or life sciences.

With a Certificate III in Laboratory Skills you will gain skills in maintaining a laboratory, routine sampling and testing, recording data, and using laboratory computing programs. You will also learn how to prepare cultures, perform sterile techniques and assist with field work.

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.

Entrance Requirements

Important information

Job opportunities

Study pathway

How to apply

Entrance Requirements
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II
Important information

The qualification can be gained through an approved traineeship program; in this case you will need to be employed and registered as a trainee before you can commence traineeship training.

Additional Resources

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

Online Availability

Part of this course is available online.

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.

Job opportunities

Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to become a laboratory assistant, instrument operator or similar role. It is an entry-level qualification for laboratory personnel.

Study pathway

Further study opportunities

Central Regional TAFE has many further study opportunities available. Check out our Course Guide for all your future study options. 

 

How to apply
On Campus (Full-Time or Part-Time)
 Visit our Apply and Enrol page to find out how to apply for full-time, part-time or online courses.  
Flexible and Other Study Types 
We take applications for many of our flexible courses all year round.  Visit the Apply and Enrol page and use our Applicant Portal to lodge your application anytime. 
Apprenticeships and Traineeships 
For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study. Find out more here.
International Students 
International students please visit www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au Opens in a new window 

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Available all year round, 2019

Geraldton Campus - Self Paced External

Overview

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Overview
Duration 6 month/s
When Available all year round
Where Geraldton Campus
How External mode
Flexible
Online delivery
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Ready to register and apply for this course?  Check out the apply and enrol page, register now in our Application Portal or contact us on 1800 672 700.

Semester 1, 2020

Geraldton Campus - Classroom

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 2 semester/s
When Semester 1, 2020
Where Geraldton Campus
How Face to face (class room)
Full-Time
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Ready to apply for this course?  Check out the apply and enrol page, apply now with TAFE Admissions or contact us on 1800 672 700.

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Page last updated September 04, 2019