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MSL50118 Diploma of Laboratory Technology

National ID: MSL50118 State ID: BDV4
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Take your laboratory knowledge and experience to the next level.

This course will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge you need to use laboratory application software, plan and conduct laboratory/field work and communicate and provide information to customers. You will also be able to specialise in a diverse range of industries including chemical, medical and pathological, mining, biological, and environmental fields.

Technical officers:

  • 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.
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.

VET Student Loans (VSL)

This course is eligible for a VET student loan. To see if you're eligible and to find more visit our Student Loans page. 

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalent Completion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades) Certificate III

Entrance Requirements

Minimum English requirement of a band 8 year 9 Naplan/OLNA level.

To gain entry into this course you are required to hold a Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques or hold a relevant Certificate IV or higher-level qualification in a relevant science discipline.

You will need to demonstrate equivalent skills and knowledge in a relevant science discipline to any of the above qualifications. 

VET Student Loans

This qualification is eligible for the Commonwealth Government's VET Student Loan scheme. Eligible students can opt to defer the payment of all or part of their tuition fees by applying for a VET Student Loan. VET Student Loans will not be approved for students who do not meet eligibility requirements. Approved loans become a personal debt with the Commonwealth (HELP debt) until it is repaid.

For more information on VET Student Loans at Central Regional TAFE click here.

For other VET Student Loan eligible courses, click here(opens in a new tab) .

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

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Available all year round, 2022

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, 2022
Where Geraldton
How Self Paced External

 

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.

FEES:

Calculate your estimated fees in the above UNITS AND FEES tab. The Schedule of Fees for this VET Student Loan course can be found here(opens in a new tab)

Semester 1, 2022

Details
Duration 2 Semesters
When Semester 1, 2022
Where Geraldton
How Classroom

Semester 2, 2022

Details
Duration 2 Semesters
When Semester 2, 2022
Where Geraldton
How Classroom

 

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.

FEES:

Calculate your estimated fees in the above UNITS AND FEES tab.

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If you plan to study in Australia as an International student, please visit www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au for more information.