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Laboratory Skills

National ID: MSL30116 | State ID: AZR9

 

This qualification provides you with essential laboratory skills needed to carry out recording and measurement of results and assisting in collecting and preparing of samples. You'll become familiar with OHS requirements and laboratory practices and equipment and learn how to prepare cultures, perform sterile techniques and assist with field work. Your Certificate III in Laboratory Skills is flexible and available in class or via traineeship so you can fit study around your life and not the other way around. Studying at North Metro 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:

Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to become a laboratory assistant, instrument operator or similar role. It is an entry-level qualification for laboratory personnel. The qualification can be gained through an approved traineeship program; in this case you will need to be employed and registered as a trainee before you can commence traineeship training.

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

Further study opportunities:

Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques

Course overview

Course details

Course Overview

Where East Perth
Duration

6 months (1 semester) full time

How Full-Time
International Students (In Australia)
Part-Time
Traineeship
Work-Based
When This course is available for Semester 2, 2016.
This course is available for Semester 1, 2017.

Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to become a laboratory assistant, instrument operator or similar role. It is an entry-level qualification for laboratory personnel. The qualification can be gained through an approved traineeship program; in this case you will need to be employed and registered as a trainee before you can commence traineeship training.

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

Further study opportunities:

Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques

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.

For details see the indicative fees list here.

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.

GROUP 01 Environment Sampling and OSH Cluster

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
OBTAIN REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLES IN ACCORDANCE WITH SAMPLING PLAN MSL954001 AWO32
OBTAIN REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLES IN ACCORDANCE WITH SAMPLING PLAN MSL954001 AWO32
PARTICIPATE IN LABORATORY OR FIELD WORKPLACE SAFETY MSL943002 AWO38
PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES MSMENV272 AWC13
PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES MSMENV272 AWC13
PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES MSMENV272 AWC13
OBTAIN REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLES IN ACCORDANCE WITH SAMPLING PLAN MSL954001 AWO32
OBTAIN REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLES IN ACCORDANCE WITH SAMPLING PLAN MSL954001 AWO32
PARTICIPATE IN LABORATORY OR FIELD WORKPLACE SAFETY MSL943002 AWO38
PARTICIPATE IN LABORATORY OR FIELD WORKPLACE SAFETY MSL943002 AWO38
PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES MSMENV272 AWC13
PARTICIPATE IN LABORATORY OR FIELD WORKPLACE SAFETY MSL943002 AWO38

GROUP 02 Perform Basic Tests Cluster

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
PERFORM BASIC TESTS MSL973001 AWO23
PERFORM BASIC TESTS MSL973001 AWO23
PLAN AND CONDUCT LABORATORY/FIELD WORK MSL913002 AWO66
PERFORM BASIC TESTS MSL973001 AWO23
PLAN AND CONDUCT LABORATORY/FIELD WORK MSL913002 AWO66
PLAN AND CONDUCT LABORATORY/FIELD WORK MSL913002 AWO66
PLAN AND CONDUCT LABORATORY/FIELD WORK MSL913002 AWO66
PERFORM BASIC TESTS MSL973001 AWO23

GROUP 03 Microscopic & Aseptic Techniques Cluster

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
PERFORM ASEPTIC TECHNIQUES MSL973004 AWO20
PERFORM ASEPTIC TECHNIQUES MSL973004 AWO20
PERFORM MICROSCOPIC EXAMINATION MSL973007 AWO16
PERFORM MICROSCOPIC EXAMINATION MSL973007 AWO16
PERFORM MICROSCOPIC EXAMINATION MSL973007 AWO16
PERFORM ASEPTIC TECHNIQUES MSL973004 AWO20
PERFORM MICROSCOPIC EXAMINATION MSL973007 AWO16
PERFORM ASEPTIC TECHNIQUES MSL973004 AWO20

GROUP 04 MSL954002 (1 Term Only)

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
PREPARE MINERAL SAMPLES FOR ANALYSIS MSL954002 AWO30
PREPARE MINERAL SAMPLES FOR ANALYSIS MSL954002 AWO30
PREPARE MINERAL SAMPLES FOR ANALYSIS MSL954002 AWO30
PREPARE MINERAL SAMPLES FOR ANALYSIS MSL954002 AWO30

GROUP 05 Construction Materials Testing Cluster

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
RECORD AND PRESENT DATA MSL922001 AWO58
CONDUCT LABORATORY-BASED ACCEPTANCE TESTS FOR CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS MSL973010 AWO17
RECORD AND PRESENT DATA MSL922001 AWO58
RECORD AND PRESENT DATA MSL922001 AWO58
CONDUCT LABORATORY-BASED ACCEPTANCE TESTS FOR CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS MSL973010 AWO17
CONTRIBUTE TO THE ACHIEVEMENT OF QUALITY OBJECTIVES MSL933002 AWO52
CONTRIBUTE TO THE ACHIEVEMENT OF QUALITY OBJECTIVES MSL933002 AWO52
CONTRIBUTE TO THE ACHIEVEMENT OF QUALITY OBJECTIVES MSL933002 AWO52
RECORD AND PRESENT DATA MSL922001 AWO58
CONTRIBUTE TO THE ACHIEVEMENT OF QUALITY OBJECTIVES MSL933002 AWO52
CONDUCT LABORATORY-BASED ACCEPTANCE TESTS FOR CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS MSL973010 AWO17
CONDUCT LABORATORY-BASED ACCEPTANCE TESTS FOR CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS MSL973010 AWO17

GROUP 06 Prepare Practical Classes Cluster

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
PREPARE PRACTICAL SCIENCE CLASSES AND DEMONSTRATIONS MSL914001 AWO67
PREPARE PRACTICAL SCIENCE CLASSES AND DEMONSTRATIONS MSL914001 AWO67
PREPARE PRACTICAL SCIENCE CLASSES AND DEMONSTRATIONS MSL914001 AWO67
PREPARE PRACTICAL SCIENCE CLASSES AND DEMONSTRATIONS MSL914001 AWO67
COMMUNICATE WITH OTHER PEOPLE MSL913001 AWO69
COMMUNICATE WITH OTHER PEOPLE MSL913001 AWO69
COMMUNICATE WITH OTHER PEOPLE MSL913001 AWO69
COMMUNICATE WITH OTHER PEOPLE MSL913001 AWO69

GROUP 07 Other Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
MAINTAIN THE LABORATORY/FIELD WORKPLACE FIT FOR PURPOSE MSL933001 AWO53
CONDUCT ROUTINE SITE MEASUREMENTS MSL972001 AWO24
CONDUCT ROUTINE SITE MEASUREMENTS MSL972001 AWO24
MAINTAIN THE LABORATORY/FIELD WORKPLACE FIT FOR PURPOSE MSL933001 AWO53
COLLECT ROUTINE SITE SAMPLES MSL952001 AWO36
CONDUCT ROUTINE SITE MEASUREMENTS MSL972001 AWO24
CONDUCT ROUTINE SITE MEASUREMENTS MSL972001 AWO24
COLLECT ROUTINE SITE SAMPLES MSL952001 AWO36
MAINTAIN THE LABORATORY/FIELD WORKPLACE FIT FOR PURPOSE MSL933001 AWO53
COLLECT ROUTINE SITE SAMPLES MSL952001 AWO36
MAINTAIN THE LABORATORY/FIELD WORKPLACE FIT FOR PURPOSE MSL933001 AWO53
COLLECT ROUTINE SITE SAMPLES MSL952001 AWO36

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

or

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
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II

 

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