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MSL40118 - Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques

Are you looking to extend your laboratory skills? Equip yourself with the skills and knowledge required to perform a range of laboratory techniques, and conduct tests and sampling applicable to a variety of industries by completing the Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques.

DOMESTIC
STUDY MODES

Mixed Mode

DURATION

18 months to 2 years part-time. - 18 months to 2 years of part-time

AVAILABILITY

Mackay

FULL COURSE COST

$6,239 (2020), $5,882 (2019)

SUBSIDISED COURSE COST

$1,802 (2020), $1,695 (2019)

SUBSIDISED CONCESSION COST

$476 (2020), $435 (2019)

UNITS/CREDITS

units

JOB PROSPECTS

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 product mixes. They may also train them to collect samples and conduct basic tests reliably.

Workers have responsibility for their own outputs according to established procedures. Work is carried out according to established procedures often under the direction and supervision of laboratory or quality managers, or scientific/medical professionals. Work is normally subject to frequent progress and quality checks.

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

Standard Course Structure

Study Mode: Mixed Mode
Duration:

18 months to 2 years part-time.

Core
MSL924003Process and interpret data
MSL944002Maintain laboratory or field workplace safety
MSL934004Maintain and calibrate instruments and equipment
MSL934006Apply quality system and continuous improvement processes
MSL953003Receive and prepare samples for testing
Elective
MSL973013Perform basic tests
MSL922001Record and Present data
MSL952001Collect routine site samples
MSL973019Perform microscopic examination
MSMENV472Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
MSL974019Perform chemical tests and procedures
MSL973016Perform aseptic techniques
MSL974017Prepare, standardise and use solutions
MSL954004Obtain representative samples in accordance with sampling plan
MSL934007Maintain and control stocks
MSL904002Perform standard calibrations

Trainee Course Structure

Study Mode: Mixed Mode
Duration: 18 months to 2 years of part-time
Core
MSL953003Receive and prepare samples for testing
MSL944002Maintain laboratory or field workplace safety
MSL934006Apply quality system and continuous improvement processes
MSL934004Maintain and calibrate instruments and equipment
MSL924003Process and interpret data
Elective
MSL973013Perform basic tests
MSL922001Record and Present data
MSL952001Collect routine site samples
MSL934007Maintain and control stocks
MSL904002Perform standard calibrations
MSMENV472Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
MSL974019Perform chemical tests and procedures
MSL973016Perform aseptic techniques
MSL974017Prepare, standardise and use solutions
MSL954004Obtain representative samples in accordance with sampling plan
MSL973019Perform microscopic examination

Standard Course Structure

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Fee for service$5,882 (2019)
Subsidised full fee$1,695 (2019)
Subsidised concession fee$435 (2019)
Fee for service per unit$346 (2019)
Fee for service (International)$346 (2019)
Fee for service per unit (International)N/A
Subsidised full fee per unit$113 (2019)
Subsidised concession fee per unit$29 (2019)
Fee for service$6,239 (2020)
Subsidised full fee$1,802 (2020)
Subsidised concession fee$476 (2020)
Fee for service per unit$367 (2020)
Fee for service (International)$6,239 (2020)
Fee for service per unit (International)$367 (2020)
Subsidised full fee per unit$106 (2020)
Subsidised concession fee per unit$28 (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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