Start you career in the Sciences with a Certificate III in Laboratory Skills
As a laboratory technician student, you’ll have the opportunity to carry out essential laboratory work. You will learn procedures and lab ‘recipes’, and apply well-developed technical skills and basic scientific knowledge. Working mostly inside a laboratory you will also have the opportunity to practice your technical tasks out in the field or within production plants.
You will learn essential laboratory maintenance and lab office tasks, test equipment and instruments, process and record data and recognise trends, and solve problems using clear information and known solutions. You’ll have close industry connections within the Laboratory Technicians Associations Victoria.
Students will have access to fully functioning laboratories. On completion of this course you will be qualified to work as:
Recognition of Prior Learning
You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
DepartmentAgriculture and Animal Studies
Modes of Delivery
Face-to-face, Blended online, Classroom
Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250
Assessment MethodsCombination of online, written assignments, tests and practical skills.
Pathways to further studyStudents can seek further study in animal technology and wine technology.
Career PathwaysOn completion of this course you will be qualified to work as a laboratory technician or instrument operator within a laboratory or industry setting.
Units Of Study
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.
|MSL922001||Record and present data||40|
|MSL924002||Use laboratory application software||60|
|MSL933002||Contribute to the achievement of quality objectives||30|
|MSL943002||Participate in laboratory or field workplace safety||40|
|MSL973001||Perform basic tests||60|
|MSL973002||Prepare working solutions||50|
|MSL973004||Perform aseptic techniques||40|
|MSL973007||Perform microscopic examination||40|
|MSL974006||Perform biological procedures||130|
|MSL974007||Undertake environmental field-based monitoring||80|
|MSMENV272||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices||30|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.