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MSL40118 Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques

National ID: MSL40118 | State ID: BDV3

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 instumental 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.

Gain these skills
  • 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
Is this course right for me?

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


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This course, it's like my workplace. Kusuma Pindayani

Entrance Requirements

Job opportunities

Further study

How to apply

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
Job opportunities

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. 

Further study

North Metropolitan TAFE offers you a range of further study opportunities, see below for a list of related courses.

How to apply
On campus (full-time)

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Other study types

For all other study types eg part-time or online visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Apprenticeships and traineeships

To commence an apprenticeship or traineeship, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study, head to our Apprenticeships and traineeships page for more details.

International students

International students should contact 

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Continuous enrolment, 2020

East Perth - Employer Based


Fees and charges


When Continuous enrolment
Where East Perth
How Employer-based
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Semester 1, 2020

East Perth - On Campus


Fees and charges


Duration 2 semester/s
When Semester 1, 2020
Where East Perth
How On campus
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Course enquiry

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Page last updated March 27, 2020