National ID: MSL40116 | State ID: AZS7


Build on your Certificate in III 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.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

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Course overview

Course details

Course Overview

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

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Further study opportunities:

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 

1 Core Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Plan and conduct laboratory/field work MSL913002 AWO66
Participate in laboratory or field workplace safety MSL943002 AWO38
Communicate with other people MSL913001 AWO69
Process and interpret data MSL924001 AWO54
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices MSMENV272 AWC13
Apply quality system and continuous improvement processes MSL934002 AWO49

2 Group A Elective Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Perform standard calibrations MSL904001 AWO72
Perform physical tests MSL974005 AWO07
Obtain representative samples in accordance with sampling plan MSL954001 AWO32
Prepare, standardise and use solutions MSL974001 AWO11
Perform chemical tests and procedures MSL974003 AWO09
Use laboratory application software MSL924002 AWO56

3 Group B Elective Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Perform basic tests MSL973001 AWO23
Perform aseptic techniques MSL973004 AWO20
Prepare working solutions MSL973002 AWO22
Perform microscopic examination MSL973007 AWO16

GROUP C Elective Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Perform microbiological tests MSL975001 AWN97
  • This course uses TAFE Admissions, to study full-time in Semester Two 2017, apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au/ on or after May 1st, 2017 and before June 12th, 2017.
  • Online courses normally have enrolments available ongoing at any time, for help enrolling or for more information
    call: 1800 001 001 or email: info@smtafe.wa.edu.au
  • 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
  • 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.

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate II or Certificate III

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.


Page last updated May 25, 2017