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MSL40118 Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques

National ID: MSL40118 State ID: BDV3
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Further develop your practical laboratory skills

This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to work as a technical assistant, technician or instrument operator. You will learn about quality control, performance of instrumental and non-instrumental tests, standardisation and the use of solutions.

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.

 

Half-price

This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills program, from 1 January 2021 through to 31 December 2025 you'll only pay half the tuition fees (plus resource fee) capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession.

^ You will pay half price for the tuition fees on the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however other fees may apply such as Resource fees that are specific to your course. For full details see our Half price courses page.

  • Carry out experiments
  • Take measurements with scientific equipment
  • Record results and present them for critical analysis
  • OHS and safe laboratory practice in the field and in a laboratory

I have the following attributes:

  • A strong interest in science and chemistry
  • Able to adhere to workplace safety standards
  • Good communication skills and able to work as part of a team
  • Normal colour vision
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

Other job titles may include:

  • Laboratory Assistant | Laboratory Technician
  • Technical Assistant
  • Instrument Operator
  • Sampler and Tester
  • Production Personnel
  • Field Assistant
  • Sample Couriers

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations. 

   

 
Tuition fee
Resource fee
Total fee
General $1,200.00 $555.00 $1,755.00
Concession $400.00 $555.00 $955.00

   

Half price fees

The Lower fees, local skills (half price) discount and fee caps have already been applied to the fees displayed above.  Please note that fee caps only apply to the calendar year, so multi-semester courses across more than one calendar year may have a higher fee. See the Half price courses page for more details.

Lower fees, local skills are available to residents of Western Australia, and temporary residents holding certain visa types.  They are not available for people living outside of Western Australia, or international students.  Full eligibility details are available on our Half price courses page.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.
T  1300 300 822

   

Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2021 (fees are subject to change in 2022). Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T  1300 300 822

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Continuous enrolment, 2022

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When Continuous enrolment, 2022
Where East Perth
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Semester 1, 2022

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Duration 2 Semesters
When Semester 1, 2022
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Continuous enrolment, 2021

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Semester 2, 2021

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Duration 2 Semesters
When Semester 2, 2021
Where East Perth
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