Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques

National ID: MSL40116
State ID: AZS7
Qualification level:

Course is available at the following locations

Public
Central Regional TAFE
Course Details
Training Package Version : MSL1.0

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

Course Details
Training Package Version : MSL1.0

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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Private
LTT Group Pty Ltd

This qualification will equip students with practical skills and knowledge to collect and prepare samples, carry out experiments, take measurements, and record and present results for critical analysis in a range of industries, including construction, manufacturing, pathology, mining and environmental.

Delivery information and location: Osborne Park or workplace on-site.

Traineeship delivery available.

Course description

This qualification will equip students with practical skills and knowledge to collect and prepare samples, carry out experiments, take measurements, and record and present results for critical analysis in a range of industries, including construction, manufacturing, pathology, mining and environmental.

Delivery information and location: Osborne Park or workplace on-site.

Traineeship delivery available.

Campus locations

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Public
North Metropolitan TAFE

Further develop your practical skills and knowledge with Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques. You'll learn how to carry out experiments, take measurements with scientific equipment, record results and present them for critical analysis. You'll also learn about OHS and safe laboratory practice both in the field and in a laboratory.

Your Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques is available via traineeship so you can earn while you learn and gain on the job skills that will stay with you for your entire career. Studying at North Metro TAFE 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

Further develop your practical skills and knowledge with Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques. You'll learn how to carry out experiments, take measurements with scientific equipment, record results and present them for critical analysis. You'll also learn about OHS and safe laboratory practice both in the field and in a laboratory.

Your Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques is available via traineeship so you can earn while you learn and gain on the job skills that will stay with you for your entire career. Studying at North Metro TAFE 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

Build on your Certificate III in Laboratory Skills with units in quality control, performance of instrumental and non-instrumental tests, standardisation and use of solutions. This qualification will give you the skills to work as a technical assistant, technician or instrument operator.

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

Build on your Certificate III in Laboratory Skills with units in quality control, performance of instrumental and non-instrumental tests, standardisation and use of solutions. This qualification will give you the skills to work as a technical assistant, technician or instrument operator.

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

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

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

Campus locations

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