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Competent laboratory personnel are in high demand in a vast range of industries. You can work in laboratories in a variety of dynamic fields, such as biomedical, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, medical, mining, petroleum, agriculture, physics, chemical, environmental, food or forensics. 

You will gradually gain experience in essential technical skills and lab techniques on industry standard equipment throughout your studies. Whatever industry you choose, our laboratory operations pathway will prepare you for it. 

National ID State ID Title Qualification level Study mode Campus
MSL30118 BDV6 Laboratory Skills Certificate III Employer-based
On campus
East Perth
TAFEADM, AZR9, MSL30116, W735, MSL30109, TAFE04, C000000, Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment, C000007, Laboratory Operations, science, lab, chemicals, chemistry, biology, pathology, organic, sampling, measure, technician, science, BDV6, MSL30118

A hands on career where you can help to make a difference

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 will learn skills in maintaining a laboratory, routine sampling and testing, recording data, and using laboratory computing programs.

Your Certificate III in Laboratory Skills is flexible and available in class or via a traineeship so you can fit study around your life and not the other way around.

Studying at North Metropolitan TAFE you will experience our well equipped facilities and learn from highly trained lecturers who'll give you the best shot at a variety of careers in science and laboratory operations.

Gain these skills
  • Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) requirements
  • Laboratory practices and equipment
  • Prepare cultures
  • Perform sterile techniques
  • Assist with field work
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

 

MSL40118 BDV3 Laboratory Techniques Certificate IV Employer-based
On campus
East Perth
TAFEADM, asz7, msl40115, w736, MSL40109, TAFE04, C000000, Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment, C000007, Laboratory Operations, science, laboratory, lab, chemistry, biology, sampling, measure, pathology, MSL40118, BDV3, technician, scientist,

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

 

MSL50118 BDV4 Laboratory Technology Diploma On campus
East Perth
TAFEADM, asz1, msl50116, w737, msl50109, TAFE04, C000000, Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment, C000007, BDV4, MSL50118Laboratory Operations, laboratory, science, pathology, biology, chemistry, lab, sampling, analyst, tech, technician measure

Gain complex skills in laboratory technologies

This course will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge you need to use laboratory application software, plan and conduct laboratory/field work and communicate and provide information to customers. You will also be able to specialise in a diverse range of industries including chemical, medical and pathological, mining, biological, and environmental fields.

Gain these skills
  • Analyse, process and interpret data
  • Report results
  • Apply quality system and continuous improvement processes
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

 

RII20515 AZB2 Resource Processing Certificate II Employer-based
Traineeship
East Perth
AZB2, RII20515, J671, RII20513, TAFE04, U000000, Engineering and Mining, U000006, Process Plant Operations/Technology, C000000, C000007, U000004, resources, mining, processing, operator, fifo, process technician, Collect and break rock samples Conduct conveyor, crushing and screening plant operations, Processing technician, Mineral processing technician

Get your career in the resources industry off the ground

This qualification will give you the skills and knowledge necessary for entry level employment as a processing technician in a resources processing facility.

Gain these skills
  • Collect and break rock samples
  • Conduct conveyor, crushing and screening plant operations
  • Work safely and follow onsite safety policies and procedures
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Enjoy manual and technical work
  • Able to follow workplace health and safety procedures and work safely
  • Comfortable working in a physical environment
  • Good communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to work well as part of a team
RII30415 AZF3 Resource Processing Certificate III Employer-based
East Perth
AZF3, RII30415, J649, RII30413, C000000, C000007, Laboratory Operations, U000000, U000006, U000004, mining, technician, TAFE04, Engineering and Mining, Process Plant Operations/Technology, resources, process technician, processing, fifo, plant operator, processing technician in a resources processing facility, operate and monitor equipment including conveyors and valve systems, conduct site sampling and testing of samples, Operate and monitor conveyors and valve systems, Conduct milling/grinding, crushing and screening plant operations, processing technician, mineral processing technician

Are you ready to unearth a fine career?

This qualification will give you the skills and knowledge necessary for employment as a processing technician in a resources processing facility.

You'll learn how to operate and monitor equipment including conveyors and valve systems. You'll also gain the skills and knowledge to conduct site sampling and testing of samples commonly used in the mine processing industry, and an insight into OHS, the mining industry and the equipment used in processing.

Gain these skills
  • Operate and monitor conveyors and valve systems
  • Work safely and follow work safety policies and procedures
  • Conduct milling/grinding, crushing and screening plant operations
  • Perform process control room operations
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Enjoy manual and technical work
  • Able to follow workplace health and safety procedures and work safely
  • Comfortable working in a physical environment
  • Good communication, logic and problem solving skills
  • Able to work well as part of a team

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Gain the practical skills and knowledge to undertake a broad range of tasks in gardening, nursery work and landscaping, plus parks and gardens and turf management. Conservation and land management is about the future as much as it is about the present. Develop skills in the fields of natural resource management, land management, minesite rehabilitation, developing and leading teams to implement conservation and land management strategies and more.

You will learn the background to environmental impact assessments, relevant legislation, identification of flora, fauna and soils, chemistry, mathematics, navigation, mapping, collection and management of samples and OHS while also participating in field trips and camps.

You will also have the opportunity to work on real projects. Our close links to industry, as well as State and national environmental objectives and procedures, ensures our training remains current and up to date, while also allowing you to build your own networks within the environmental industry.