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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.
- 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|
- Chemistry Technician Assistant | Earth Science Technician Assistant | Life Science Technician Assistant | School Laboratory Technician Assistant
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.
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.
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