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CERTIFICATE III IN LABORATORY SKILLS

National ID: MSL30116 | State ID: AZR9

 

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.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to become a laboratory assistant, instrument operator or similar role. It is an entry-level qualification for laboratory personnel. The qualification can be gained through an approved traineeship program; in this case you will need to be employed and registered as a trainee before you can commence traineeship training.

For information about jobs and pathways, please see
http://joboutlook.gov.au/

Further study opportunities:

Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques

Course overview

Course details

Course Overview

Where Murdoch
Rockingham
Duration One semester full-time or equivalent part-time.
How Full Time (On Campus)
Part Time
Traineeship
When Available Semester 2, 2017

Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to become a laboratory assistant, instrument operator or similar role. It is an entry-level qualification for laboratory personnel. The qualification can be gained through an approved traineeship program; in this case you will need to be employed and registered as a trainee before you can commence traineeship training.

For information about jobs and pathways, please see
http://joboutlook.gov.au/

Further study opportunities:

Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

These fees are estimates only for students enrolling in government funded courses on a full time basis.

The indicative fees for a course may differ between training providers due to the units they have included in the course outline. These differences generally result from adapting courses to meet local industry needs. The actual cost of a course will also vary if different electives are chosen by the student.

Nominal hours are not hours of training or instruction. They are used to determine course fees and subsidy levels to reflect the cost to deliver quality training.

Other charges may apply.

Indicative Tuition Fees in 2017

VET Student Loans 

Students in an eligible diploma qualifications and above may be assisted through a loan under the Commonwealth Government's VET Student Loan scheme. For more information on entrance requirements and eligible course list please see www.education.gov.au/vet-student-loans 

For information on VET Student Loans at South Metropolitan TAFE please visit the Student Loans page.

International students

Fees, charges, available locations, applications, and enrolment procedures for international students are different to those applicable to local students.

International students can only study full-time.

For information on international student fees and application, please follow this link to the  TAFE International WA website 

The units in Traineeships and Apprenticeships are customised according to the individual Training Agreement that is negotiated with the employer and may vary (within the Qualification rules) in each case.

1 Core Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Communicate with other people MSL913001 AWO69
Contribute to the achievement of quality objectives MSL933002 AWO52
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices MSMENV272 AWC13
Participate in laboratory or field workplace safety MSL943002 AWO38
Plan and conduct laboratory/field work MSL913002 AWO66
Record and present data MSL922001 AWO58

2 Group A Elective Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Maintain the laboratory/field workplace fit for purpose MSL933001 AWO53
Perform aseptic techniques MSL973004 AWO20
Perform basic tests MSL973001 AWO23
Perform microscopic examination MSL973007 AWO16
Prepare working solutions MSL973002 AWO22
Receive and prepare samples for testing MSL953001 AWO34

4 Group C elective(s)

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Prepare practical science classes and demonstrations MSL914001 AWO67
  • For TAFE Admissions full-time courses, apply at tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au/ when applications are open. Semester One applications open in September of the prior year, Semester Two (mid-year) applications open in May.
  • For apprenticeships and traineeships (where available), you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.
  • For international students (where available), contact
    www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.
  • For all other courses, or if you need help or have questions please call us on
    1800 001 001 or email us at info@smtafe.wa.edu.au

Please note: All enrolling students will require a Unique Student Identifier number.

If you are unsure if you have the entry requirements (meet one of the three columns below, where applicable), please apply anyway with as much information as you can provide, alternatives such as literacy or numeracy tests, or entry based on past experience may be possible. 1800 001 001 for more information.

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II

South Metropolitan TAFE maintains strong relationships with a number of universities. On completion of diploma and advanced diploma courses, students may be eligible for credit towards a bachelor degree at one of our university partners. For details of our university pathway options, visit our Uni Pathways page.

Please note: Different university entrance arrangements may apply to international students. For further details please contact the individual Universities directly.

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Page last updated August 21, 2017