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MSL30118 Certificate III in Laboratory Skills

National ID: MSL30118 State ID: BDV6
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Take a closer look at a laboratory career.

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 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.

Half price fees apply! 

Half-price

This course is half price for everyone (excl. school students) as part of the Lower Fees, Local Skills initiative. Fees are also capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more here.

^ You’ll pay half price course fees on Lower fees, Local Skills qualifications, however please note other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.

Some things you'll learn:

  • How to work according to established procedures in a structured environment
  • How to collect and prepare samples
  • How to conduct a wide range of basic tests and a limited range of specialised tests and measurements
  • How to define and solve problems
  • And much more!

This course is right for you if:

  • You are highly interested in biology, chemistry and mathmatics
  • You enjoy using computers and equipment
  • You enjoy problem solving 
  • You enjoy collecting, organising and documenting information
  • You tend to work with accuracy
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

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.

Job opportunities include: 

  • Air Quality Sampler
  • Quarry Aggregates Sampler
  • Dairy Food Laboratory Assistant
  • Food Laboratory Assistant
  • Laboratory Assistant
  • Pathology Laboratory
  • Food Laboratory Technical Officer 

For more information about job and career pathways, visit JobOutlook(opens in a new tab)  or Jobs and Skills WA. 

Please note: This list is a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

We offer a range of further study opportunities, view our course list here. 

Study options and how to apply

Click on your preferred study option below to get started with your application or enrolment.

Semester 1, 2022

Details

This course availability is specifically for VET Delivered to Secondary Students (VETDSS). To find out more about VETDSS programs visit the VET Delivered to Secondary Students page here(opens in a new tab)

Duration 12 Months
When Semester 1, 2022
Where Geraldton
How Classroom VETDSS

 

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Available all year round, 2021

Details

Many of our courses offer flexible learning options that provide you with the opportunity to study WHENEVER and WHEREVER suits you.  Typically, flexible, and self-paced options are part-time and open for enrolment all year round, allowing you to start, enrol and study continuously. 

Once you enrol into your chosen units, you will have six (6) months from the date of your enrolment to complete your study.

Duration 6 Months
When Available all year round, 2021
Where Geraldton
How Self Paced External
Fee
Tuition fee Resource fee Total fee
General $1,200.00 $210.00 $1,410.00
Concession $400.00 $210.00 $610.00

Please note: Where displayed, fees are only an estimate. Course information and fees are subject to change without notice.

  • Fees may differ between campus locations due to the difference between elective units in the course study plan or a need to adapt courses to meet local industry needs.
  • Fees may also differ for individuals depending on units of study selected, prior qualifications and recognition of prior learning (RPL).
  • Fees are payable at the time of enrolment.
  • Total fees quoted include tuition fees and resource fees. You may also be required to purchase text books, uniforms or other personal equipment that are not included in this fee estimate.
  • For Lower Fees, local skills (half-price) courses please refer to additional eligibility information above.
  • Proof of concession must be presented to access concession rates if eligible.
  • Concession rates: If eligible, proof of concession must be presented.
  • Concessions and the secondary school age fee cap do not apply to commercial courses (short courses), or Foundation Programs (i.e ESL and General Education).
  • Secondary school aged persons (in 2021, students born on or after 1 July 2003 who are at least 15 years old in 2021) undertaking training that is not part of a VET Delivered to Secondary Schools program, the maximum course (tuition) fee chargeable is $420. Additional resource fees and discretionary fees may apply. 
  • VET Student Loans for eligible courses and fee caps may be subject to changes implemented by the Australian Government.

More information: Visit our fees and payment options page or call us on 1800 672 700

 

READY TO APPLY?

Use the APPLY NOW box to register and apply for this course.  Our Lecturer will assess your application online. You can follow the Register & Apply guide here.

Semester 2, 2021

Details
Duration 2 Semesters
When Semester 2, 2021
Where Geraldton
How Classroom
Fee
Tuition fee Resource fee Total fee
General $907.20 $198.49 $1,105.69
Concession $268.80 $198.49 $467.29

Please note: Where displayed, fees are only an estimate. Course information and fees are subject to change without notice.

  • Fees may differ between campus locations due to the difference between elective units in the course study plan or a need to adapt courses to meet local industry needs.
  • Fees may also differ for individuals depending on units of study selected, prior qualifications and recognition of prior learning (RPL).
  • Fees are payable at the time of enrolment.
  • Total fees quoted include tuition fees and resource fees. You may also be required to purchase text books, uniforms or other personal equipment that are not included in this fee estimate.
  • For Lower Fees, local skills (half-price) courses please refer to additional eligibility information above.
  • Proof of concession must be presented to access concession rates if eligible.
  • Concession rates: If eligible, proof of concession must be presented.
  • Concessions and the secondary school age fee cap do not apply to commercial courses (short courses), or Foundation Programs (i.e ESL and General Education).
  • Secondary school aged persons (in 2021, students born on or after 1 July 2003 who are at least 15 years old in 2021) undertaking training that is not part of a VET Delivered to Secondary Schools program, the maximum course (tuition) fee chargeable is $420. Additional resource fees and discretionary fees may apply. 
  • VET Student Loans for eligible courses and fee caps may be subject to changes implemented by the Australian Government.

More information: Visit our fees and payment options page or call us on 1800 672 700

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