National ID: MSL40116 | State ID: AZS7


Further develop your practical skills and knowledge with Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques. You'll learn how to carry out experiments, take measurements with scientific equipment, record results and present them for critical analysis. You'll also learn about OHS and safe laboratory practice both in the field and in a laboratory.

Your Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques is available via traineeship so you can earn while you learn and gain on the job skills that will stay with you for your entire career. Studying at North Metro TAFE will also expose you to our well equipped facilities and highly trained lecturers who'll give you the best shot at a career in science and laboratory operations.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

technical assistant, laboratory assistant, laboratory technician, instrument operator, sampler and tester, production personnel, field assistant, sample couriers

Course overview

Course details

Course Overview

Where East Perth
Duration One year (2 semesters) full time or 6 months after Certificate III in Laboratory Skills
How Full-Time
When Was available Semester 1, 2017
Available Semester 2, 2017

technical assistant, laboratory assistant, laboratory technician, instrument operator, sampler and tester, production personnel, field assistant, sample couriers

Further study opportunities:

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

Local full time students

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

Tuition fees are determined by multiplying the course fee rate by the nominal hours, which is the number of hours in which an average student could be expected to complete each unit. They are not the hours of training or instruction.

Resource fees are charges for material that are essential to a course or unit, and are purchased by NMT to be used by students during the course.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in.

Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.
NOTE up to date fees will be available shortly. Please return to this page or contact us for details

International Students

If this course is available for International students you will need to pay your course fees to TIWA when you accept your offer.

Core Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Apply quality system and continuous improvement processes MSL934002 AWO49
Communicate with other people MSL913001 AWO69
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices MSMENV272 AWC13
Participate in laboratory or field workplace safety MSL943002 AWO38
Plan and conduct laboratory/field work MSL913002 AWO66
Process and interpret data MSL924001 AWO54

Elective Units - Biology option

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Perform biological procedures MSL974006 AWO06
Perform Pathology Tests HLTPAT419C WD253

Elective Units - Chemistry option

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Prepare working solutions MSL973002 AWO22
Prepare, standardise and use solutions MSL974001 AWO11

Elective Units - Common to both streams

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Obtain representative samples in accordance with sampling plan MSL954001 AWO32
Perform aseptic techniques MSL973004 AWO20
Perform basic tests MSL973001 AWO23
Perform chemical tests and procedures MSL974003 AWO09
Perform microscopic examination MSL973007 AWO16
Perform physical tests MSL974005 AWO07
Prepare mineral samples for analysis MSL954002 AWO30
Prepare practical science classes and demonstrations MSL914001 AWO67
Use laboratory application software MSL924002 AWO56

North Metropolitan TAFE is committed to ensuring that all international students have an enjoyable experience studying in Australia. Students are supported by a dedicated International Centre team who provide personal counselling, course advice, student support and many other services.

Fees, applications and enrolments for International Students are different to those for local students. International students must be enrolled in full time study on campus. For more information about courses, enrolment and course fees for international students:

TAFE International Western Australia,
Department of Training and Workforce Development - Customer Service Centre
Level 7, 3 Forrest Place, Perth WA 6000
Tel: +61 8 9218 2100
Fax: +61 8 9218 2160
Email: study.tiwa@dtwd.wa.gov.au
Web: www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au


International Centre
North Metropolitan TAFE
30 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge, Western Australia, 6003
Tel: +61 8 94271873
Fax: +61 8 9427 1992
Email: internationalstudy@nmtafe.wa.edu.au
Web: northmetrotafe.wa.edu.au

If this course uses TAFE Admissions, to study full-time in 2017 apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

Part time enrolments are usually done in late January and mid June each year while online and continuous enrolment courses normally have enrolments available at any time, for help enrolling or for more information:

call: 1300 300 822 or email: enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

International students please contact www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

For all other enquiries please call us on 1300 300 822 or email: enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate II or Certificate III


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Page last updated August 24, 2017