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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
UNITS

Core Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Process and interpret data MSL924003 OAC15
Maintain and calibrate instruments and equipment MSL934004 OAC45
Apply quality system and continuous improvement processes  MSL934004 OAC13
Maintain laboratory or field workplace safety MSL944002 OAC14
Receive and prepare samples for testing MSL953003 OAC60

Elective Units 

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Perform basic tests MSL973013 OAC76
Perform aseptic techniques MSL973019 OAC93
Perform microscopic examination MSL973019 OAC81
Perform chemical tests and procedures MSL974019 OAC78
Prepare, standardise and use solutions  MSL974017 OAC24
Perform biological procedures MSL974021 OAC39
Perform physical and mechanical tests MSL913004 OAC79
Plan and conduct laboratory/field work MSL913004 OAC38
Use laboratory application software MSL924004 OAC85
Prepare mineral samples for analysis MSL954005 OAB97

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

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Where East Perth
Duration

One year (2 semesters) full-time or six months after completion of Certificate III in Laboratory Skills

HowFull-Time
Part-Time
Traineeship
Work-Based
WhenWas available Semester 1, 2018
Available Semester 2, 2018
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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.

 

International Students

Check TAFE International WA to confirm this course is available to international students. You will pay your tuition fees to TIWA.

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Visit our Apply and Enrol page to find out how to apply for full-time, part-time or online courses.

International students please view your application process here.

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

Please note, fees are subject to change.

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To study full-time in 2018 you can apply now through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

For information about applying to study in other ways, including part-time, work based and online, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Please note International students please view all available courses at www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au/courses.

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

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To study full-time in 2018 you can apply now through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

For information about applying to study in other ways, including part-time, work based and online, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Please note International students please view all available courses at www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au/courses.

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

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