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MSL30118 - Certificate III in Laboratory Skills

Laboratory technicians are the backbone of the scientific world. If you are looking to don the white coat and start your scientific journey, this course may be for you.

DOMESTIC
STUDY MODES

Mixed Mode

DURATION

There are multiple durations. Please refer to Course Structure below.

AVAILABILITY

Mackay, Mixed Mode

UNITS/CREDITS

13 units

JOB PROSPECTS

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 compulsory on-campus residential school (practical component). Please see the 'Where and When' and 'More Details' tabs for further information.

This is a nationally recognised accredited course.

Standard Course Structure

Duration:

12 months full-time, 24 months part-time

Core
MSMENV272Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MSL913003Communicate with other people
MSL913004Plan and conduct laboratory/field work
MSL943004Participate in laboratory or field workplace safety
MSL933006Contribute to the achievement of quality objectives
MSL922001Record and Present data
Elective Units - Group A
MSL973013Perform basic tests
MSL933008Perform calibration checks on equipment and assist with its maintenance
MSL973016Perform aseptic techniques
MSL973019Perform microscopic examination
Elective Units - Group B
MSL954004Obtain representative samples in accordance with sampling plan
MSL934007Maintain and control stocks
MSL904002Perform standard calibrations
Cluster 1
MSMENV272Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MSL913003Communicate with other people
MSL913004Plan and conduct laboratory/field work
Cluster 2
MSL943004Participate in laboratory or field workplace safety
MSL933006Contribute to the achievement of quality objectives
MSL922001Record and Present data
Cluster 3
MSL973013Perform basic tests
MSL954004Obtain representative samples in accordance with sampling plan
Cluster 4
MSL934007Maintain and control stocks
MSL904002Perform standard calibrations
Cluster 5
MSL933008Perform calibration checks on equipment and assist with its maintenance
MSL973016Perform aseptic techniques
MSL973019Perform microscopic examination

Sugar Industry Course Structure

Duration:

12 months full-time, 24 months part-time

Core
MSMENV272Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MSL913003Communicate with other people
MSL913004Plan and conduct laboratory/field work
MSL943004Participate in laboratory or field workplace safety
MSL933006Contribute to the achievement of quality objectives
MSL922001Record and Present data
Elective Units - Group A
MSL973013Perform basic tests
MSL973014Prepare working solutions
MSL953003Receive and prepare samples for testing
MSL933005Maintain the laboratory/field workplace fit for purpose
MSL933008Perform calibration checks on equipment and assist with its maintenance
Elective Units - Group B
MSL912001Work within a laboratory or field workplace (induction)
MSL952001Collect routine site samples
MSL952002Handle and transport samples or equipment
Cluster 1
MSMENV272Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MSL913003Communicate with other people
MSL913004Plan and conduct laboratory/field work
Cluster 2
MSL943004Participate in laboratory or field workplace safety
MSL933006Contribute to the achievement of quality objectives
MSL922001Record and Present data
Cluster 3
MSL973013Perform basic tests
MSL952001Collect routine site samples
MSL973014Prepare working solutions
Cluster 4
MSL912001Work within a laboratory or field workplace (induction)
MSL952002Handle and transport samples or equipment
MSL953003Receive and prepare samples for testing
Cluster 5
MSL933005Maintain the laboratory/field workplace fit for purpose
MSL933008Perform calibration checks on equipment and assist with its maintenance

Trainee Course Structure

Duration:

12 - 24 months part-time

Core Units
MSL922001Record and Present data
MSL913003Communicate with other people
MSMENV272Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MSL913004Plan and conduct laboratory/field work
MSL943004Participate in laboratory or field workplace safety
MSL933006Contribute to the achievement of quality objectives
Elective Units - Group A
MSL933008Perform calibration checks on equipment and assist with its maintenance
MSL973013Perform basic tests
MSL973019Perform microscopic examination
MSL973016Perform aseptic techniques
Elective Units - Group B
MSL954004Obtain representative samples in accordance with sampling plan
MSL904002Perform standard calibrations
MSL934007Maintain and control stocks

Standard Course Structure

2022 FebruaryMackay
2022 JulyMackay
2023 FebruaryMackay
2023 JulyMackay

Sugar Industry Course Structure

2023 FebruaryMackay
2023 JulyMackay
Work-integrated learning does not apply to this course.
This course has no residential schools.

There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification.

Students are required to have completed the literacy and numeracy assessment pre-enrolment in the form of the Basic Key Skills Builder online literacy and numeracy assessment or to have completed an equal or higher level course.

Employment outcomes targeted by this qualification include laboratory technicians, instrument operators and similar personnel.

Professional recognition is not applicable to this course.
Fee for service$4,823.00 (2022)
Subsidised full fee$1,144.00 (2022)
Subsidised concession fee$273.00 (2022)
Fee for service per unit$371.00 (2022)
Subsidised full fee per unit$88.00 (2022)
Subsidised concession fee per unit$21.00 (2022)
TAFE Priority Skills Fund/Training Program fee per unit$16.20 (2022)
JobTrainer$0
JobTrainer fee per unit$0
Subsidised full fee$1,014.00 (2023)
Subsidised concession fee$520.00 (2023)
Fee for service per unit$386.00 (2023)
Fee for service$5,018.00 (2023)
Subsidised full fee per unit$78.00 (2023)
Subsidised concession fee per unit$40.00 (2023)
TAFE Priority Skills Fund/Training Program fee per unit$30.00 (2023)

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