MSL30118 - Certificate III in Laboratory Skills
12 - 24 months part-time
Employment outcomes targeted by this qualification include laboratory technicians, instrument operators and similar personnel.
This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a limited range of laboratory operations across all industry sectors and is the entry level required for laboratory personnel across all industry sectors.
This course includes two weeks of compulsory on-campus attendance (the CQU Ooralea-Mackay Campus). Please see the More Details tab for further information.
Standard Course StructureStudy Mode: Mixed ModeDuration:
12 - 24 months part-time
|MSL913004||Plan and conduct laboratory/field work|
|MSMENV272||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|
|MSL913003||Communicate with other people|
|MSL933006||Contribute to the achievement of quality objectives|
|MSL943004||Participate in laboratory or field workplace safety|
|MSL922001||Record and Present data|
Elective Units - Group A
|MSL933005||Maintain the laboratory/field workplace fit for purpose|
|MSL933008||Perform calibration checks on equipment and assist with its maintenance|
|MSL953003||Receive and prepare samples for testing|
|MSL973013||Perform basic tests|
Elective Units - Group B
|MSL934007||Maintain and control stocks|
|MSL912001||Work within a laboratory or field workplace (induction)|
|MSL924003||Process and interpret data|
|MSL934006||Apply quality system and continuous improvement processes|
|MSL974017||Prepare, standardise and use solutions|
|MSL954004||Obtain representative samples in accordance with sampling plan|
|MSL904002||Perform standard calibrations|
|MSL952002||Handle and transport samples or equipment|
|MSL952001||Collect routine site samples|
Standard Course Structure
|2019 March||Standard Course Structure Available|
|2019 July||Standard Course Structure Available|
Required: Completion of the BKSB (Basic Key Skills Builder) online literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrollment, unless the student has completed another Certificate III or higher level course.
There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification.
- Students will receive a Result of Assessment within 21 days of completion of each unit/module or within 21 days of the ‘close of study’ date.
- Students who successfully complete all required units/modules will receive their qualification and an Academic Statement itemising all units/modules successfully completed.
- Following receipt of written advice from the student (or teacher) that the student does not intend to complete the full course, the student will be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing all units/modules successfully completed.
|Subsidised full fee||$1,014 (2019)|
|Subsidised concession fee||$221 (2019)|
|Fee for service||$4,199 (2019)|
|Fee for service per unit||$323 (2019)|
|Fee for service (International)||$323 (2019)|
|Fee for service per unit (International)||N/A|
|Subsidised full fee per unit||$78 (2019)|
|Subsidised concession fee per unit||$17 (2019)|
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