Certificate III in Laboratory Skills

National ID: MSL30116
State ID: AZR9
Qualification level:

Course is available at the following locations

Public
Central Regional TAFE

Training Package Version:MSL 1.0

Technical assistants undertake a wide range of sampling and testing that requires the application of a broad range of technical skills and some scientific knowledge. Although technical assistants generally work in a laboratory, they often work closely with other personnel throughout the workplace and with suppliers. They may assist other personnel to solve technical problems and to adjust formulations and production mixes. They may also train them to collect samples and conduct basic tests reliably.

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.

Additional Resources

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

Online Availability

Part of this course is available online.

VET FEE-HELP

This course IS NOT eligible for VET FEE-HELP.

Course description

Training Package Version:MSL 1.0

Technical assistants undertake a wide range of sampling and testing that requires the application of a broad range of technical skills and some scientific knowledge. Although technical assistants generally work in a laboratory, they often work closely with other personnel throughout the workplace and with suppliers. They may assist other personnel to solve technical problems and to adjust formulations and production mixes. They may also train them to collect samples and conduct basic tests reliably.

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.

Additional Resources

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

Online Availability

Part of this course is available online.

VET FEE-HELP

This course IS NOT eligible for VET FEE-HELP.

Campus locations

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Public
North Metropolitan TAFE

Course description

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Public
South Metropolitan TAFE

Course description

Campus locations

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Public
South Regional TAFE

This qualification will provide you with 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. You will learn 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.

Not all study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus for study modes and elective units offered.

This course package is being superseded and will be replaced in 2019.

Course description

This qualification will provide you with 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. You will learn 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.

Not all study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus for study modes and elective units offered.

This course package is being superseded and will be replaced in 2019.

Campus locations

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