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MSL40118 Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques

National ID: MSL40118 State ID: BDV3
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Get your lab career exactly where you want it.

This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to work as a technical assistant, technician or instrument operator. You will learn about quality control, performance of instrumental and non-instrumental tests, standardisation and the use of solutions.

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, or 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.

Successful completion can lead to job opportunities in a range of relevant fields including pathology, manufacturing, environmental testing, mining, and biotechnology.

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 about half price the fee cap eligibility 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 and communicate sample requirements to other personnel
  • How to 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
  • How to define and solve problems where alternatives are not obvious and where investigations and trials may be required and the implications of various solutions considered

This course is right for you if:

  • You enjoy working as a part of a team
  • You enjoy planning schedules and monitoring resources
  • You're comfortable working under the direction and supervision of senior technical staff, laboratory or quality managers, or scientific/medical professionals
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA; or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate II or Certificate III

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. 

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Available all year round, 2021

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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

 

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Semester 2, 2021

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Duration 12 Months
When Semester 2, 2021
Where Geraldton
How Classroom

 

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