Certificate III in Laboratory Skills

National ID: MSL30116
State ID: AZR9
Qualification level:

Course is available at the following locations

Public
Central Regional TAFE
Course Details
Training Package Version : MSL 1.0

Laboratory technicians perform straightforward laboratory work. They follow set procedures and recipes, and apply well developed technical skills and basic scientific knowledge. They generally work inside a laboratory but may also perform technical tasks in the field or within production plants. They may also perform a range of laboratory maintenance and office tasks.

The majority of their work involves a predictable flow of parallel or similar tasks within one scientific discipline. Laboratory technicians:

  • perform straightforward technical tasks to prepare and test samples using relevant procedures, Australian Standards and readily available advice. These tasks generally require close attention to detail and to the accuracy and precision of measurements. They may require the use of manual or semi-automated techniques
  • operate test equipment and instruments and make limited adjustments to their controls
  • process and record data and recognise trends and out of control conditions
  • solve predictable problems using clear information or known solutions. Where alternatives exist, they are limited and apparent
  • work under close and regular supervision, although they may have autonomy for specific tasks and responsibility for their own outputs
  • take decisions within defined limits of responsibility, and
  • work as part of a team.

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

VET for Schools : If you are into science and are thinking that working in a laboratory may be what you would like to do in the future, this program is for you. The program is also an excellent and practical starting point for those students wanting to pursue a Science degree at University level. Check out our VETiS Guide for more information.
VET Student Loans : This course is NOT available for a VET Student Loan.

Course description

Course Details
Training Package Version : MSL 1.0

Laboratory technicians perform straightforward laboratory work. They follow set procedures and recipes, and apply well developed technical skills and basic scientific knowledge. They generally work inside a laboratory but may also perform technical tasks in the field or within production plants. They may also perform a range of laboratory maintenance and office tasks.

The majority of their work involves a predictable flow of parallel or similar tasks within one scientific discipline. Laboratory technicians:

  • perform straightforward technical tasks to prepare and test samples using relevant procedures, Australian Standards and readily available advice. These tasks generally require close attention to detail and to the accuracy and precision of measurements. They may require the use of manual or semi-automated techniques
  • operate test equipment and instruments and make limited adjustments to their controls
  • process and record data and recognise trends and out of control conditions
  • solve predictable problems using clear information or known solutions. Where alternatives exist, they are limited and apparent
  • work under close and regular supervision, although they may have autonomy for specific tasks and responsibility for their own outputs
  • take decisions within defined limits of responsibility, and
  • work as part of a team.

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

VET for Schools : If you are into science and are thinking that working in a laboratory may be what you would like to do in the future, this program is for you. The program is also an excellent and practical starting point for those students wanting to pursue a Science degree at University level. Check out our VETiS Guide for more information.
VET Student Loans : This course is NOT available for a VET Student Loan.

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Private
LTT Group Pty Ltd

This qualification will enable students to record and present data, perform basic tests, maintain a laboratory, and plan and conduct field work in a variety of industries, including construction, manufacturing, pathology, mining and environmental.

Delivery information and location: Training is delivered fully on-the-job at workplace on-site.

Traineeship delivery available.

Course description

This qualification will enable students to record and present data, perform basic tests, maintain a laboratory, and plan and conduct field work in a variety of industries, including construction, manufacturing, pathology, mining and environmental.

Delivery information and location: Training is delivered fully on-the-job at workplace on-site.

Traineeship delivery available.

Campus locations

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Public
North Metropolitan TAFE

This qualification provides you with essential laboratory skills needed to carry out recording and measurement of results and assisting in collecting and preparing of samples. You'll become familiar with OHS requirements and laboratory practices and equipment and learn how to prepare cultures, perform sterile techniques and assist with field work. Your Certificate III in Laboratory Skills is flexible and available in class or via traineeship so you can fit study around your life and not the other way around. Studying at North Metro will also expose you to our well equipped facilities and highly trained lecturers who'll give you the best shot at a career in science and laboratory operations.

Course description

This qualification provides you with essential laboratory skills needed to carry out recording and measurement of results and assisting in collecting and preparing of samples. You'll become familiar with OHS requirements and laboratory practices and equipment and learn how to prepare cultures, perform sterile techniques and assist with field work. Your Certificate III in Laboratory Skills is flexible and available in class or via traineeship so you can fit study around your life and not the other way around. Studying at North Metro will also expose you to our well equipped facilities and highly trained lecturers who'll give you the best shot at a career in science and laboratory operations.

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Public
South Metropolitan TAFE

Laboratory assistants need practical skills in collecting and preparing samples, and carrying out, measuring and recording the results of experiments. This qualification will give you skills in maintaining and working in a laboratory in the physical, chemical, biological and life sciences.

This Qualification is also available as a Traineeship. To study as a Trainee, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation. Please see the Apprenticeships/Traineeships section for more information.

Course description

Laboratory assistants need practical skills in collecting and preparing samples, and carrying out, measuring and recording the results of experiments. This qualification will give you skills in maintaining and working in a laboratory in the physical, chemical, biological and life sciences.

This Qualification is also available as a Traineeship. To study as a Trainee, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation. Please see the Apprenticeships/Traineeships section for more information.

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.

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.

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