Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques

National ID: MSL40116
State ID: AZS7
Qualification level:

Course is available at the following locations

Public
Central Regional TAFE

Training Package Version:MSL1.0

Technical officers conduct a wide range of sampling and testing that requires the application of broad scientific-technical knowledge and skills, with substantial depth in some areas.

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.

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.

VET Student Loans

This course IS ELIGIBLE for a VET Student Loan. Central Regional TAFE is an authorised Vocational Education and Training provider approved to offer VET Student Loans to elgibile students. Find out more about a VET Student Loan here.

Course description

Training Package Version:MSL1.0

Technical officers conduct a wide range of sampling and testing that requires the application of broad scientific-technical knowledge and skills, with substantial depth in some areas.

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.

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.

VET Student Loans

This course IS ELIGIBLE for a VET Student Loan. Central Regional TAFE is an authorised Vocational Education and Training provider approved to offer VET Student Loans to elgibile students. Find out more about a VET Student Loan here.

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Public
North Metropolitan TAFE

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Public
South Metropolitan TAFE

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Public
South Regional TAFE

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a range of laboratory techniques to conduct tests and sampling in a variety of industry sectors.

The full time duration of this course is two semesters or one semester if specified units from Certificate III in Laboratory Skills are held. Please enquire for details.

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 covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a range of laboratory techniques to conduct tests and sampling in a variety of industry sectors.

The full time duration of this course is two semesters or one semester if specified units from Certificate III in Laboratory Skills are held. Please enquire for details.

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.

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