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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

Online

FULL COURSE COST

$4,459 (2020)

SUBSIDISED CO-CONTRIBUTION FEE

$1,079 (2020)

SUBSIDISED CONCESSION CO-CONTRIBUTION FEE

$247 (2020)

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 two one-week compulsory on-campus attendance (the CQU Ooralea-Mackay Campus). Please see the More Details tab for further information.

Standard Course Structure

Duration:

12 months full-time

24 months part-time

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

Trainee Course Structure

Duration:

12 - 24 months part-time

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

Standard Course Structure

2020 FebruaryMackay
2020 JulyMackay
Work-integrated learning does not apply to this course.

Standard Course Structure

Practical Week
CampusMackay Ooralea
Room1/G.13 & 14 and 3/G.03-2
Start Date07/05/2020
End Date15/05/2020
Start Time8:00 AM
End Time4:00 PM
CompulsoryYes
Additional Information

You are not required to be at the practical week for the whole time. You are ONLY required to be at the practical week for the date/s of the unit/s you already enrolled for your studying period.

The practical week is designed for you to complete the practical components of all the units in the course. 

Requirements for your attendance at the practical week:

You MUST enrol in the unitYou MUST complete and submit all theoretical assessments (assignment, workbook, exam) one (1) week before the practical dayYou MUST read your unit's learning guide, practical manual, practical book one day before your practical day

What do you need to bring with you?

Your PPE such as lab coat, safety glasses. You can purchase those items at CQU Bookshop onlineSteel cap shoes or cover toe shoes but not closed cover toe sandalsYour own PC/LaptopPrint out Practical Workplace Observation Check List under assessment section in Moodle for all your units. Complete the front page and signYour practical assignmentPermanent pen to write on glassware during your practical class

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$4,459 (2020)
Subsidised full fee$1,079 (2020)
Subsidised concession fee$247 (2020)
Fee for service per unit$343 (2020)
Subsidised full fee per unit$83 (2020)
Subsidised concession fee per unit$19 (2020)

Please refer to the VET student fees price lists, eligibility criteria applies for subsidised funding. If you are unsure please call us on 13 27 86.

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