Certificate IV In Laboratory Techniques

Course Code: MSL40118
Study Area:
Laboratory Sciences




Campus
 
  • Bendigo Charleston Road Campus
Course Structure

Accreditation

This qualification is nationally recognised

Possible careers

This course may lead to employment as a:

  • Technical assistant
  • Laboratory technician
  • Technical officer
  • Laboratory analyst
  • Forensic science technician
  • Sample tester
  • Sample preparation assistant
  • Instrument operator
  • Similar personnel in a diverse range of industries such as agriculture, biotechnology, food & beverage, health, pharmaceutical company, education & training organisations, local councils, manufacturing, construction, environment, mining and forensic science.

Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this course. However you will be required to:

  • Attend an individual interview with teaching staff
  • Complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment.

Course overview

Start Date: 11 July 2022
End Date: 29 May 2023

Monday and Wednesday 5.30pm-7.30pm (theory class online)
Thursday 10am-4pm every 2 weeks for on campus for practical classes.

Full time, 1 year.

This qualification reflects the role of workers who perform a range of laboratory techniques, including manual, semi-automated and fully automated, to collect and prepare samples in a laboratory. They conduct a wide range of basic, and limited range of specialist tests across a variety of industry sectors. Workers may be required to assist other personnel to solve technical problems and to adjust formulations and production mixes. Work is carried out according to established procedures often under the direction and supervision of laboratory or quality managers, or scientific/medical professionals.

You will achieve the skills and knowledge to perform aseptic techniques, microscopic examinations, microbiological tests, food tests, chemical tests, and biological procedures. You will also become familiar with processing and interpreting data, planning and conducting laboratory work, calibrating laboratory instruments and equipment, carrying out sampling, testing and other laboratory related tasks.

This course will allow you to achieve the skills and knowledge to perform aseptic techniques, microscopic examination, microbiological tests, food tests, chemical tests, and biological procedures. You will also become familiar with processing and interpreting data, planning and conducting laboratory work, calibrating laboratory instruments and equipment, carrying out sampling, testing and other laboratory related tasks.

Our course delivery features a combination of on-campus and remote (online) learning. This flexibility allows our students to continue to study in a safe, guided and supported manner.


How to apply
 

To apply for this qualification, click Apply Now on the Bendigo TAFE website


Selection process

All applicants for this course will complete an assessment to evaluate their language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills. This helps to ensure that you enrol in a course that is the right level of study for you.

You may also be required to have an interview with the teaching staff before completing your enrolment.


Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience.  Further information refer to RPL

Assessment Methods

All applicants for this course will complete an assessment to evaluate their language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills. This helps to ensure that you enrol in a course that is the right level of study for you.

You may also be required to have an interview with the teaching staff before completing your enrolment.


Learning options

Key study areas
 

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

  • 15 units of competency:
    • 5 core unit plus
    • 10 elective units.

During your study you will learn about the following:

  • Processing and interpreting data
  • Maintaining and calibrating instruments and equipment
  • Quality system and continuous improvement processes
  • Maintaining laboratory or field workplace safety
  • Receiving and preparing samples for testing.

Further study opportunities

On completion of this course, you may chose to:

  • Work in industry or undertake further study in:
    • Diploma of Laboratory Technology.

Fees

Your fees are made up of four parts.
  1. Course enrolment type
  2. Materials
  3. Consumables
Once you have determined the fees applicable to your situation you will be able to calculate a indicative total fee for your qualification.

Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

Are you eligible for Government subsidised fees? Check for your eligibility here
Are you eligible for concession? Check for your eligibility here
To check your eligibility click here.
Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.
Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

A.   Course enrolment type:Traineeship
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$3,032.40
Concession - average total course fee*$606.48
Full fee - average total course fee*$13,260.10
B.   Materials average fee**$0.00
C.   Consumables average fee**$79.80
Indicative pricing for:
A.   Course enrolment type:Standard
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$4,269.30
Concession - average total course fee*$853.86
Full fee - average total course fee*$15,800.40
B.   Materials average fee**$79.80
C.   Consumables average fee**$665.00
Indicative pricing for:

*The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment and details of any other fees including but not limited to student services, amenities, goods or materials and consumables.
**Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student. Read more on fees and charges


This page was last updated on 1/07/2022 7:02 PM