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MSL50116

MSL50116 Diploma of Laboratory Technology

Set yourself apart

In addition to fully encapsulating the certificate III and certificate IV material, the MSL50116 Diploma of Laboratory Technology develops capabilities in performing complex chemical property tests, applying spectrometric techniques, monitoring quality and more.

 

Emphasising procedural expertise and data analysis, the diploma is tailored for students who require a comprehensive understanding of laboratory operations and aspire to hold leadership positions or undertake further study at university. Graduates of the diploma are offered an alternative entry pathway into most undergraduate university programs in Australia - students may even receive credit towards a Bachelor of Science degree.

 

To find out more, scroll and click each heading in the About tab. For details on how to enrol, intake dates, and course structure, click your state tab for relevant info.

Career outcomes

Quality Control Officer

Quality Control Officer

Laboratory Supervisor

Laboratory Supervisor

Instrument Technician

Instrument Technician

$1,013

Approx. weekly pay before tax and super

12,600

Science techs employed in Australia

77%

Work in full-time roles

FOR EMPLOYERS

 Are you an employer looking for staff training?

Depending on the employee group, training can sometimes be undertaken as a cost-neutral exercise. Click ‘Workplaces’ under the relevant state tab for payroll tax exemptions and rebates, government funding programs, incentives and more!

Want to hear from past clients? Read our testimonials or contact us for references in your area.

FOR STUDENTS

Are you an individual looking for study options?

Click the relevant city under your state tab to view course fees, timetables and details – or choose a section below to find out more about working in a lab!

WHAT GOES ON IN A LAB?

What types of labs are there, who works in them and what do they do?

Laboratory operations (sometimes written as LabOps) is a diverse field with plenty of opportunities for career advancement.

Lab workers are employed in industries as diverse as aeronautics, construction, mining, manufacturing, paper, health, pathology and pharmaceuticals, transportation, professional, scientific and technical services, education and training, environmental, water, wine and food testing. Anytime a product is produced, a lab is usually involved!

Example careers

  • Medical laboratory technicians perform chemical analyses of body fluids and tissues.
  • Geological technicians (geotechnicians / geoscience technicians) analyse the chemical constituents of rock, water and soil samples.
  • Metallurgical technicians work with ore samples to support mineral and metal processing and research.
  • Non-destructive testing (NDT) technicians use an assortment of analytic techniques to evaluate the performance of materials and systems without damaging them.
  • Agricultural / food science technical officers are involved in the production and quality control of food products.
  • Materials technicians, including construction materials testers, test the properties and performance of materials used in all sorts of products.
WILL I GET A JOB?

While we don’t guarantee a job, our graduate employment rate after training is 84.4% – higher than the average for TAFEs, universities, community education and other private providers.1 

With unlimited practical applications and scientific foundations, individuals trained in laboratory operations will find themselves with skills applicable to variety of workplaces. Science technician work is set to enjoy moderate overall job growth, with certain roles forecasted for strong and positive growth, including medical laboratory, environmental engineering, geological, and metallurgical technicians. 2, 3

Be part of the dynamic laboratory sector in Australia and choose your own path with a career in science!

Want to hear from former students? See our Facebook reviews or read our online testimonials.

WHAT WILL I EARN?

Laboratory assistants and technicians earn salaries of roughly $40,000 to $60,000 annually, although there are opportunities for career progression in the lab industry. Earnings tend to be lower when starting out and higher with experience – senior laboratory and management roles can earn wages of $100,000+ without requiring a university degree. 4

LTT’s own CEO, Simon Gazia, began his career as an entry level assistant working in gold mining and environmental labs before moving into supervisory roles – and eventually the education sector!

HOW DO I CHOOSE A QUALIFICATION?

What’s the difference between qualification levels and which should I choose?

Different jobs need different credentials – LTT offers nationally recognised qualifications in laboratory operations at certificate III (Brisbane only), certificate IV and diploma level to help our training centre students find a job that suits them.

Key differences

  • The MSL30116 Certificate III in Laboratory Skills equips students with practical skills in planning and conducting laboratory field work, recording and presenting data, performing basic tests and standard calibrations, maintaining a laboratory and more. The course focuses on safety and aims to prepare students for entry level lab jobs.
  • In addition to the above, the MSL40116 Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques builds technical ability in the use of laboratory application software, maintaining and controlling stock, performing chemical tests and more. The qualification is designed to provide in-depth insight into the industry and focuses on promoting methodological competence, so students graduate ready to start a laboratory career.
  • In addition to the above, the MSL50116 Diploma of Laboratory Technology develops capabilities in performing complex chemical property tests, applying spectrometric techniques, monitoring quality and more. Emphasising procedural expertise and data analysis, the diploma is tailored for students who require a comprehensive understanding of laboratory operations and aspire to hold leadership positions or undertake further study at university. Graduates of the diploma are offered an alternative entry pathway into most undergraduate university programs in Australia – students may even receive credit towards a Bachelor of Science degree.

How to decide

Choosing which qualification to study is a personal decision. However, career goals, time, and financial commitments are important considerations for many students.

While all three cohorts begin studying on the same date – and all qualifications are completed two days a week – in general, the certificate III will take 14 weeks to complete, while the certificate IV will take 21 and the diploma 28.

TELL ME MORE!

If you’re interested in studying or would just like to find out more, please use the enquiry form on this page to submit your details and someone from our team will be in touch. Alternatively, come along to one of our weekly information sessions.

Need a different time? Please don’t hesitate to get in touch on free call 1300 588 588 to arrange an appointment or if you have any other questions – our friendly staff are here to help!

Duration
  • Approx. 12-48 months (as our training is competency based, qualifications can be completed at a pace that suits the organisation and the individual)
Delivery
  • Employee training is delivered on-site in the workplace
  • Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is available for eligible students
  • Traineeships are available for eligible students
Course Fee

Co-contribution fees for students eligible for government support:

  • $350 (traineeship delivery)

This qualification is funded by the ACT Government for students who meet the eligibility criteria under the User Choice program (for traineeship delivery). Please refer to the Skills Canberra website for more information. Alternatively, please contact our team on free call 1300 588 588 and ask for the Business Development Manager or complete an enquiry form here to request a detailed eligibility assessment for your employees.

Fee for students ineligible for government support:

  • $6,888
TRAINEESHIP BENEFITS

LTT accesses government incentives wherever possible to deliver lower cost accredited vocational education and training in job related and technical skills. In addition to subsidised rates for certain qualifications, the Australian Government supports businesses to enrol new staff in traineeships through financial incentives and payroll tax exemptions and rebates. These benefits can be used to offset the cost of training for existing employees. 

Launching a training program doesn’t mean disrupting your business – complete an enquiry form here or free call 1300 588 588 and ask for the Business Development Manager to request a training partnership proposal.

Incentive payments:

For full-time new worker traineeships studying at a certificate III or certificate IV level, the following incentives may be paid to the employer:

  • $1,500 upon commencement
  • $750 upon recommencement (where a trainee transfers to another employer to continue working towards an
    incomplete training contract that has been approved by the state training authority)
  • $2,500 upon completion

For part-time new worker traineeships studying at a certificate III or certificate IV level, a $1,500 incentive may be paid to the employer upon completion.

Payroll tax exemptions and rebates:

For ACT companies that pay payroll tax (i.e., companies that pay over $2 million in annual wages), wages paid to eligible new worker trainees are exempt from payroll tax (6.85%) for up to 1 year.

Definitions:

In most cases, a new entrant / new worker traineeship involves an employee who has been with the company for less than three months full-time or 12 months part-time or casual, whereas an existing worker traineeship includes an employee who has been with the company for more than three months full-time or 12 months part-time or casual.

CONTENT

A customised specialisation to suit your unique business requirements can be built upon request.

Units of competency (example program):

Core

  • MSL913001 Communicate with other people
  • MSL913002 Plan and conduct laboratory/field work
  • MSL915001 Provide information to customers
  • MSL924001 Process and interpret data
  • MSL924002 Use laboratory application software
  • MSL925001 Analyse data and report results
  • MSL934002 Apply quality system and continuous improvement processes
  • MSL944001 Maintain laboratory or field workplace safety
  • MSMENV472 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

Elective

  • MSL973001 Perform basic tests
  • MSL973002 Prepare working solutions
  • MSL933004 Perform calibration checks on equipment and assist with its maintenance
  • MSL974001 Prepare, standardise and use solutions
  • MSL904001 Perform standard calibrations
  • MSL935002 Assist in the maintenance of reference materials
  • MSL974003 Perform chemical tests and procedures
  • MSL934003 Maintain and control stocks
  • MSL935004 Maintain instruments and equipment
  • MSL935001 Monitor the quality of test results and data
  • MSL975020 Apply routine spectrometric techniques
  • MSL975018 Perform complex tests to measure chemical properties of materials
ENROLMENT

As part of the enrolment process, a comprehensive pre-training review is conducted to capture current competencies including language, literacy and numeracy. This process also aids in identifying individual learning styles and any support services that may be required so that training delivery can be tailored accordingly.

Please contact our team on free call 1300 588 588 and ask for the Business Development Manager or complete an enquiry form here to request a consultation.

Students who complete this qualification may wish to undertake further study in the MSL60116 Advanced Diploma of Laboratory Operations.

Duration
  • Approx. 12-48 months (as our training is competency based, qualifications can be completed at a pace that suits the organisation and the individual)
Delivery
  • Employee training is delivered on-site in the workplace
  • Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is available for eligible students
  • Traineeships are available for eligible students
Course Fee

Co-contribution fees for students eligible for government support:

  • $1,000 (traineeship delivery)
  • $5,120 (existing worker, no previous qualification or lower than certificate I level)
  • $5,750 (existing worker, previous qualification at certificate II level or higher)

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government. Please refer to the Smart and Skilled website for eligibility criteria. Alternatively, please contact our team on free call 1300 588 588 and ask for the Business Development Manager or complete an enquiry form here to request a detailed eligibility assessment for your employees.

Fee for students ineligible for government support:

  • $6,888
TRAINEESHIP BENEFITS

LTT accesses government incentives wherever possible to deliver lower cost accredited vocational education and training in job related and technical skills. In addition to subsidised rates for certain qualifications, the Australian Government supports businesses to enrol new staff in traineeships through financial incentives and payroll tax exemptions and rebates. These benefits can be used to offset the cost of training for existing employees. 

Launching a training program doesn’t mean disrupting your business – complete an enquiry form here or free call 1300 588 588 and ask for the Business Development Manager to request a training partnership proposal.

Incentive payments:

For full-time new worker traineeships studying at a certificate III or certificate IV level, the following incentives may be paid to the employer:

  • $1,500 upon commencement
  • $750 upon recommencement (where a trainee transfers to another employer to continue working towards an
    incomplete training contract that has been approved by the state training authority)
  • $2,500 upon completion

For part-time new worker traineeships studying at a certificate III or certificate IV level, a $1,500 incentive may be paid to the employer upon completion.

Payroll tax exemptions and rebates:

In NSW, a payroll tax rebate of 5.45% applies to wages paid to eligible new worker trainees for the full duration of training, up to 2 years.

Definitions:

In most cases, a new entrant / new worker traineeship involves an employee who has been with the company for less than three months full-time or 12 months part-time or casual, whereas an existing worker traineeship includes an employee who has been with the company for more than three months full-time or 12 months part-time or casual.

CONTENT

A customised specialisation to suit your unique business requirements can be built upon request.

Units of competency (example program):

Core

  • MSL913001 Communicate with other people
  • MSL913002 Plan and conduct laboratory/field work
  • MSL915001 Provide information to customers
  • MSL924001 Process and interpret data
  • MSL924002 Use laboratory application software
  • MSL925001 Analyse data and report results
  • MSL934002 Apply quality system and continuous improvement processes
  • MSL944001 Maintain laboratory or field workplace safety
  • MSMENV472 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

Elective

  • MSL973001 Perform basic tests
  • MSL973002 Prepare working solutions
  • MSL933004 Perform calibration checks on equipment and assist with its maintenance
  • MSL974001 Prepare, standardise and use solutions
  • MSL904001 Perform standard calibrations
  • MSL935002 Assist in the maintenance of reference materials
  • MSL974003 Perform chemical tests and procedures
  • MSL934003 Maintain and control stocks
  • MSL935004 Maintain instruments and equipment
  • MSL935001 Monitor the quality of test results and data
  • MSL975020 Apply routine spectrometric techniques
  • MSL975018 Perform complex tests to measure chemical properties of materials
ENROLMENT

As part of the enrolment process, a comprehensive pre-training review is conducted to capture current competencies including language, literacy and numeracy. This process also aids in identifying individual learning styles and any support services that may be required so that training delivery can be tailored accordingly.

Please contact our team on free call 1300 588 588 and ask for the Business Development Manager or complete an enquiry form here to request a consultation.

Students who complete this qualification may wish to undertake further study in the MSL60116 Advanced Diploma of Laboratory Operations.

Duration
  • Approx. 12-48 months (as our training is competency based, qualifications can be completed at a pace that suits the organisation and the individual)
Delivery
  • Employee training is delivered on-site in the workplace
  • Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is available for eligible students
  • Traineeships are available for eligible students
TRAINEESHIP BENEFITS

LTT accesses government incentives wherever possible to deliver lower cost accredited vocational education and training in job related and technical skills. In addition to subsidised rates for certain qualifications, the Australian Government supports businesses to enrol new staff in traineeships through financial incentives and payroll tax exemptions and rebates. These benefits can be used to offset the cost of training for existing employees. 

Launching a training program doesn’t mean disrupting your business – complete an enquiry form here or free call 1300 588 588 and ask for the Business Development Manager to request a training partnership proposal.

Incentive payments:

For full-time new worker traineeships studying at a certificate III or certificate IV level, the following incentives may be paid to the employer:

  • $1,500 upon commencement
  • $750 upon recommencement (where a trainee transfers to another employer to continue working towards an
    incomplete training contract that has been approved by the state training authority)
  • $2,500 upon completion

For part-time new worker traineeships studying at a certificate III or certificate IV level, a $1,500 incentive may be paid to the employer upon completion.

Payroll tax exemptions and rebates:

Not applicable in the Northern Territory.

Definitions:

In most cases, a new entrant / new worker traineeship involves an employee who has been with the company for less than three months full-time or 12 months part-time or casual, whereas an existing worker traineeship includes an employee who has been with the company for more than three months full-time or 12 months part-time or casual.

CONTENT

A customised specialisation to suit your unique business requirements can be built upon request.

Units of competency (example program):

Core

  • MSL913001 Communicate with other people
  • MSL913002 Plan and conduct laboratory/field work
  • MSL915001 Provide information to customers
  • MSL924001 Process and interpret data
  • MSL924002 Use laboratory application software
  • MSL925001 Analyse data and report results
  • MSL934002 Apply quality system and continuous improvement processes
  • MSL944001 Maintain laboratory or field workplace safety
  • MSMENV472 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

Elective

  • MSL973001 Perform basic tests
  • MSL973002 Prepare working solutions
  • MSL933004 Perform calibration checks on equipment and assist with its maintenance
  • MSL974001 Prepare, standardise and use solutions
  • MSL904001 Perform standard calibrations
  • MSL935002 Assist in the maintenance of reference materials
  • MSL974003 Perform chemical tests and procedures
  • MSL934003 Maintain and control stocks
  • MSL935004 Maintain instruments and equipment
  • MSL935001 Monitor the quality of test results and data
  • MSL975020 Apply routine spectrometric techniques
  • MSL975018 Perform complex tests to measure chemical properties of materials
ENROLMENT

As part of the enrolment process, a comprehensive pre-training review is conducted to capture current competencies including language, literacy and numeracy. This process also aids in identifying individual learning styles and any support services that may be required so that training delivery can be tailored accordingly.

Please contact our team on free call 1300 588 588 and ask for the Business Development Manager or complete an enquiry form here to request a consultation.

Students who complete this qualification may wish to undertake further study in the MSL60116 Advanced Diploma of Laboratory Operations.

Address

28 Russell Street, South Brisbane QLD 4101

Duration
  • Approx. 28 weeks (part-time)
Delivery

Classes are held 8.30am-3pm (Mondays and Tuesdays or Thursdays and Fridays, depending on intake) over 28 weeks. 

Classes are occasionally held on Wednesdays due to public holidays.

Please see INTAKES for upcoming courses and specific dates.

Course Fee

The following fee includes a $500 non-refundable enrolment deposit, which is payable upfront and deducted from the total fee. Direct debit payment plans are then available to spread the remainder of payments over the duration of the course.

  • $6,888
CONTENT

Students conduct practical and written assessments in our purpose-built laboratories.

Units of competency:

  • MSL913001 Communicate with other people
  • MSL913002 Plan and conduct laboratory/field work
  • MSL915001 Provide information to customers
  • MSL924001 Process and interpret data
  • MSL924002 Use laboratory application software
  • MSL925001 Analyse data and report results
  • MSL934002 Apply quality system and continuous improvement processes
  • MSL944001 Maintain laboratory or field workplace safety
  • MSMENV472 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • MSL973001 Perform basic tests
  • MSL973002 Prepare working solutions
  • MSL933004 Perform calibration checks on equipment and assist with its maintenance
  • MSL974001 Prepare, standardise and use solutions
  • MSL904001 Perform standard calibrations
  • MSL935002 Assist in the maintenance of reference materials
  • MSL974003 Perform chemical tests and procedures
  • MSL934003 Maintain and control stocks
  • MSL935004 Maintain instruments and equipment
  • MSL935001 Monitor the quality of test results and data
  • MSL975020 Apply routine spectrometric techniques
  • MSL915002 Schedule laboratory work for a small team
ENROLMENT

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is available for eligible students.

As part of the enrolment process, a comprehensive pre-training review is conducted to capture current competencies including language, literacy and numeracy. This process also aids in identifying individual learning styles and any support services that may be required so that training delivery can be tailored accordingly.

Students who complete this qualification may wish to undertake further study in the HLT37215 Certificate III in Pathology Collection.

Duration
  • Approx. 12-48 months (as our training is competency based, qualifications can be completed at a pace that suits the organisation and the individual)
Delivery
  • Employee training is delivered on-site in the workplace
  • Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is available for eligible students
  • Traineeships are available for eligible students
Course Fee
  • $7,550 (SEQ)
  • $8,500 (regional QLD)
TRAINEESHIP BENEFITS

LTT accesses government incentives wherever possible to deliver lower cost accredited vocational education and training in job related and technical skills. In addition to subsidised rates for certain qualifications, the Australian Government supports businesses to enrol new staff in traineeships through financial incentives and payroll tax exemptions and rebates. These benefits can be used to offset the cost of training for existing employees. 

Launching a training program doesn’t mean disrupting your business – complete an enquiry form here or free call 1300 588 588 and ask for the Business Development Manager to request a training partnership proposal.

Incentive payments:

For full-time new worker traineeships studying at a certificate III or certificate IV level, the following incentives may be paid to the employer:

  • $1,500 upon commencement
  • $750 upon recommencement (where a trainee transfers to another employer to continue working towards an
    incomplete training contract that has been approved by the state training authority)
  • $2,500 upon completion

For part-time new worker traineeships studying at a certificate III or certificate IV level, a $1,500 incentive may be paid to the employer upon completion.

Payroll tax exemptions and rebates:

In QLD, wages paid to eligible new worker trainees are excluded from payroll tax (4.75%) for the full duration of training, up to 2 years.

An additional 50% loading is available for each return period in the applicable financial year.

Rebate calculation: (50% x wages paid in return period) x 4.75%

Definitions:

In most cases, a new entrant / new worker traineeship involves an employee who has been with the company for less than three months full-time or 12 months part-time or casual, whereas an existing worker traineeship includes an employee who has been with the company for more than three months full-time or 12 months part-time or casual.

CONTENT

A customised specialisation to suit your unique business requirements can be built upon request.

Units of competency (example program):

Core

  • MSL913001 Communicate with other people
  • MSL913002 Plan and conduct laboratory/field work
  • MSL915001 Provide information to customers
  • MSL924001 Process and interpret data
  • MSL924002 Use laboratory application software
  • MSL925001 Analyse data and report results
  • MSL934002 Apply quality system and continuous improvement processes
  • MSL944001 Maintain laboratory or field workplace safety
  • MSMENV472 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

Elective

  • MSL973001 Perform basic tests
  • MSL973002 Prepare working solutions
  • MSL933004 Perform calibration checks on equipment and assist with its maintenance
  • MSL974001 Prepare, standardise and use solutions
  • MSL904001 Perform standard calibrations
  • MSL935002 Assist in the maintenance of reference materials
  • MSL974003 Perform chemical tests and procedures
  • MSL934003 Maintain and control stocks
  • MSL935004 Maintain instruments and equipment
  • MSL935001 Monitor the quality of test results and data
  • MSL975020 Apply routine spectrometric techniques
  • MSL915002 Schedule laboratory work for a small team
ENROLMENT

As part of the enrolment process, a comprehensive pre-training review is conducted to capture current competencies including language, literacy and numeracy. This process also aids in identifying individual learning styles and any support services that may be required so that training delivery can be tailored accordingly.

Please contact our team on free call 1300 588 588 and ask for the Business Development Manager or complete an enquiry form here to request a consultation.

Students who complete this qualification may wish to undertake further study in the MSL60116 Advanced Diploma of Laboratory Operations.

Duration
  • Approx. 12-48 months (as our training is competency based, qualifications can be completed at a pace that suits the organisation and the individual)
Delivery
  • Employee training is delivered on-site in the workplace
  • Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is available for eligible students
  • Traineeships are available for eligible students
TRAINEESHIP BENEFITS

LTT accesses government incentives wherever possible to deliver lower cost accredited vocational education and training in job related and technical skills. In addition to subsidised rates for certain qualifications, the Australian Government supports businesses to enrol new staff in traineeships through financial incentives and payroll tax exemptions and rebates. These benefits can be used to offset the cost of training for existing employees. 

Launching a training program doesn’t mean disrupting your business – complete an enquiry form here or free call 1300 588 588 and ask for the Business Development Manager to request a training partnership proposal.

Incentive payments:

For full-time new worker traineeships studying at a certificate III or certificate IV level, the following incentives may be paid to the employer:

  • $1,500 upon commencement
  • $750 upon recommencement (where a trainee transfers to another employer to continue working towards an
    incomplete training contract that has been approved by the state training authority)
  • $2,500 upon completion

For part-time new worker traineeships studying at a certificate III or certificate IV level, a $1,500 incentive may be paid to the employer upon completion.

Payroll tax exemptions and rebates:

Not applicable in South Australia.

Definitions:

In most cases, a new entrant / new worker traineeship involves an employee who has been with the company for less than three months full-time or 12 months part-time or casual, whereas an existing worker traineeship includes an employee who has been with the company for more than three months full-time or 12 months part-time or casual.

CONTENT

A customised specialisation to suit your unique business requirements can be built upon request.

Units of competency (example program):

Core

  • MSL913001 Communicate with other people
  • MSL913002 Plan and conduct laboratory/field work
  • MSL915001 Provide information to customers
  • MSL924001 Process and interpret data
  • MSL924002 Use laboratory application software
  • MSL925001 Analyse data and report results
  • MSL934002 Apply quality system and continuous improvement processes
  • MSL944001 Maintain laboratory or field workplace safety
  • MSMENV472 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

Elective

  • MSL973001 Perform basic tests
  • MSL973002 Prepare working solutions
  • MSL933004 Perform calibration checks on equipment and assist with its maintenance
  • MSL974001 Prepare, standardise and use solutions
  • MSL904001 Perform standard calibrations
  • MSL935002 Assist in the maintenance of reference materials
  • MSL974003 Perform chemical tests and procedures
  • MSL934003 Maintain and control stocks
  • MSL935004 Maintain instruments and equipment
  • MSL935001 Monitor the quality of test results and data
  • MSL975020 Apply routine spectrometric techniques
  • MSL975018 Perform complex tests to measure chemical properties of materials
ENROLMENT

As part of the enrolment process, a comprehensive pre-training review is conducted to capture current competencies including language, literacy and numeracy. This process also aids in identifying individual learning styles and any support services that may be required so that training delivery can be tailored accordingly.

Please contact our team on free call 1300 588 588 and ask for the Business Development Manager or complete an enquiry form here to request a consultation.

Students who complete this qualification may wish to undertake further study in the MSL60116 Advanced Diploma of Laboratory Operations.

Duration
  • Approx. 12-48 months (as our training is competency based, qualifications can be completed at a pace that suits the organisation and the individual)
Delivery
  • Employee training is delivered on-site in the workplace
  • Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is available for eligible students
  • Traineeships are available for eligible students
TRAINEESHIP BENEFITS

LTT accesses government incentives wherever possible to deliver lower cost accredited vocational education and training in job related and technical skills. In addition to subsidised rates for certain qualifications, the Australian Government supports businesses to enrol new staff in traineeships through financial incentives and payroll tax exemptions and rebates. These benefits can be used to offset the cost of training for existing employees. 

Launching a training program doesn’t mean disrupting your business – complete an enquiry form here or free call 1300 588 588 and ask for the Business Development Manager to request a training partnership proposal.

Incentive payments:

For full-time new worker traineeships studying at a certificate III or certificate IV level, the following incentives may be paid to the employer:

  • $1,500 upon commencement
  • $750 upon recommencement (where a trainee transfers to another employer to continue working towards an
    incomplete training contract that has been approved by the state training authority)
  • $2,500 upon completion

For part-time new worker traineeships studying at a certificate III or certificate IV level, a $1,500 incentive may be paid to the employer upon completion.

Payroll tax exemptions and rebates:

For Tasmanian companies that pay payroll tax (i.e., companies that pay over $1.25 million in annual wages), a rebate of 6.1% applies to wages paid to eligible new worker trainees for up to 2 years during the period 1 July 2017 and 30 June 2019 inclusive.

Definitions:

In most cases, a new entrant / new worker traineeship involves an employee who has been with the company for less than three months full-time or 12 months part-time or casual, whereas an existing worker traineeship includes an employee who has been with the company for more than three months full-time or 12 months part-time or casual.

CONTENT

A customised specialisation to suit your unique business requirements can be built upon request.

Units of competency (example program):

Core

  • MSL913001 Communicate with other people
  • MSL913002 Plan and conduct laboratory/field work
  • MSL915001 Provide information to customers
  • MSL924001 Process and interpret data
  • MSL924002 Use laboratory application software
  • MSL925001 Analyse data and report results
  • MSL934002 Apply quality system and continuous improvement processes
  • MSL944001 Maintain laboratory or field workplace safety
  • MSMENV472 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

Elective

  • MSL973001 Perform basic tests
  • MSL973002 Prepare working solutions
  • MSL933004 Perform calibration checks on equipment and assist with its maintenance
  • MSL974001 Prepare, standardise and use solutions
  • MSL904001 Perform standard calibrations
  • MSL935002 Assist in the maintenance of reference materials
  • MSL974003 Perform chemical tests and procedures
  • MSL934003 Maintain and control stocks
  • MSL935004 Maintain instruments and equipment
  • MSL935001 Monitor the quality of test results and data
  • MSL975020 Apply routine spectrometric techniques
  • MSL975018 Perform complex tests to measure chemical properties of materials
ENROLMENT

As part of the enrolment process, a comprehensive pre-training review is conducted to capture current competencies including language, literacy and numeracy. This process also aids in identifying individual learning styles and any support services that may be required so that training delivery can be tailored accordingly.

Please contact our team on free call 1300 588 588 and ask for the Business Development Manager or complete an enquiry form here to request a consultation.

Students who complete this qualification may wish to undertake further study in the MSL60116 Advanced Diploma of Laboratory Operations.

Address

371-373 George Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065

Duration
  • Approx. 28 weeks (part-time)
Delivery

Classes are held 9.30am-4pm (Mondays and Tuesdays or Thursdays and Fridays, depending on intake) over 28 weeks. 

Classes are occasionally held on Wednesdays due to public holidays.

Please see INTAKES for upcoming courses and specific dates.

Course Fee

For students eligible for government support:

The following co-contribution fees are non-refundable and payable upfront.

  • $200 (concession)
  • $1,000 (non-concession)

This qualification is funded by the Victorian State Government for students who meet the eligibility criteria under the Skills First program. For students eligible for government support, this qualification is delivered in Victoria by LabTech Training Victoria (RTO 22545). The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please refer to the Skills First website for eligibility criteria. Alternatively, please contact our team on free call 1300 588 588 for a detailed eligibility assessment.

For students ineligible for government support:

The following fee includes a $500 non-refundable enrolment deposit, which is payable upfront and deducted from the total fee. Direct debit payment plans are then available to spread the remainder of payments over the duration of the course.

  • $6,888
CONTENT

Students conduct practical and written assessments in our purpose-built laboratories.

Units of competency:

  • MSL913001 Communicate with other people
  • MSL913002 Plan and conduct laboratory/field work
  • MSL915001 Provide information to customers
  • MSL924001 Process and interpret data
  • MSL924002 Use laboratory application software
  • MSL925001 Analyse data and report results
  • MSL934002 Apply quality system and continuous improvement processes
  • MSL944001 Maintain laboratory or field workplace safety
  • MSMENV472 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • MSL973001 Perform basic tests
  • MSL973002 Prepare working solutions
  • MSL933004 Perform calibration checks on equipment and assist with its maintenance
  • MSL974001 Prepare, standardise and use solutions
  • MSL904001 Perform standard calibrations
  • MSL935002 Assist in the maintenance of reference materials
  • MSL974003 Perform chemical tests and procedures
  • MSL934003 Maintain and control stocks
  • MSL935004 Maintain instruments and equipment
  • MSL935001 Monitor the quality of test results and data
  • MSL975020 Apply routine spectrometric techniques
  • MSL975018 Perform complex tests to measure chemical properties of materials
ENROLMENT

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is available for eligible students.

As part of the enrolment process, a comprehensive pre-training review is conducted to capture current competencies including language, literacy and numeracy. This process also aids in identifying individual learning styles and any support services that may be required so that training delivery can be tailored accordingly.

Students who complete this qualification may wish to undertake further study in the HLT37215 Certificate III in Pathology Collection.

Duration
  • Approx. 12-48 months (as our training is competency based, qualifications can be completed at a pace that suits the organisation and the individual)
Delivery
  • Employee training is delivered on-site in the workplace
  • Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is available for eligible students
  • Traineeships are available for eligible students
Course Fee

Co-contribution fees for students eligible for government support:

  • $200 (concession)
  • $1,000 (non-concession)

This qualification is funded by the Victorian State Government for students who meet the eligibility criteria under the Skills First program. For students eligible for government support, this qualification is delivered in Victoria by LabTech Training Victoria (RTO 22545). The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please refer to the Skills First website for eligibility criteria. Alternatively, please contact our team on free call 1300 588 588 and ask for the Business Development Manager or complete an enquiry form here to request a detailed eligibility assessment for your employees.

Fee for students ineligible for government support:

  • $6,888
TRAINEESHIP BENEFITS

LTT accesses government incentives wherever possible to deliver lower cost accredited vocational education and training in job related and technical skills. In addition to subsidised rates for certain qualifications, the Australian Government supports businesses to enrol new staff in traineeships through financial incentives and payroll tax exemptions and rebates. These benefits can be used to offset the cost of training for existing employees. 

Launching a training program doesn’t mean disrupting your business – complete an enquiry form here or free call 1300 588 588 and ask for the Business Development Manager to request a training partnership proposal.

Incentive payments:

For full-time new worker traineeships studying at a certificate III or certificate IV level, the following incentives may be paid to the employer:

  • $1,500 upon commencement
  • $750 upon recommencement (where a trainee transfers to another employer to continue working towards an
    incomplete training contract that has been approved by the state training authority)
  • $2,500 upon completion

For part-time new worker traineeships studying at a certificate III or certificate IV level, a $1,500 incentive may be paid to the employer upon completion.

Payroll tax exemptions and rebates:

Not applicable in Victoria.

Definitions:

In most cases, a new entrant / new worker traineeship involves an employee who has been with the company for less than three months full-time or 12 months part-time or casual, whereas an existing worker traineeship includes an employee who has been with the company for more than three months full-time or 12 months part-time or casual.

CONTENT

A customised specialisation to suit your unique business requirements can be built upon request.

Units of competency (example program):

Core

  • MSL913001 Communicate with other people
  • MSL913002 Plan and conduct laboratory/field work
  • MSL915001 Provide information to customers
  • MSL924001 Process and interpret data
  • MSL924002 Use laboratory application software
  • MSL925001 Analyse data and report results
  • MSL934002 Apply quality system and continuous improvement processes
  • MSL944001 Maintain laboratory or field workplace safety
  • MSMENV472 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

Elective

  • MSL973001 Perform basic tests
  • MSL973002 Prepare working solutions
  • MSL933004 Perform calibration checks on equipment and assist with its maintenance
  • MSL974001 Prepare, standardise and use solutions
  • MSL904001 Perform standard calibrations
  • MSL935002 Assist in the maintenance of reference materials
  • MSL974003 Perform chemical tests and procedures
  • MSL934003 Maintain and control stocks
  • MSL935004 Maintain instruments and equipment
  • MSL935001 Monitor the quality of test results and data
  • MSL975020 Apply routine spectrometric techniques
  • MSL975018 Perform complex tests to measure chemical properties of materials
ENROLMENT

As part of the enrolment process, a comprehensive pre-training review is conducted to capture current competencies including language, literacy and numeracy. This process also aids in identifying individual learning styles and any support services that may be required so that training delivery can be tailored accordingly.

Please contact our team on free call 1300 588 588 and ask for the Business Development Manager or complete an enquiry form here to request a consultation.

Students who complete this qualification may wish to undertake further study in the MSL60116 Advanced Diploma of Laboratory Operations.

Address

25 Colray Avenue, Osborne Park WA 6017

Duration
  • Approx. 28 weeks (part-time)
Delivery

Classes are held 9.00am-3.00pm (Thursdays and Fridays) over 28 weeks. 

Classes are occasionally held on Wednesdays due to public holidays.

Please see INTAKES for upcoming courses and specific dates.

Course Fee

The following fee includes a $500 non-refundable enrolment deposit, which is payable upfront and deducted from the total fee. Direct debit payment plans are then available to spread the remainder of payments over the duration of the course.

  • $6,888
CONTENT

Students conduct practical and written assessments in our purpose-built laboratories.

Units of competency:

  • MSL913001 Communicate with other people
  • MSL913002 Plan and conduct laboratory/field work
  • MSL915001 Provide information to customers
  • MSL924001 Process and interpret data
  • MSL924002 Use laboratory application software
  • MSL925001 Analyse data and report results
  • MSL934002 Apply quality system and continuous improvement processes
  • MSL944001 Maintain laboratory or field workplace safety
  • MSMENV472 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • MSL973001 Perform basic tests
  • MSL973002 Prepare working solutions
  • MSL933004 Perform calibration checks on equipment and assist with its maintenance
  • MSL974001 Prepare, standardise and use solutions
  • MSL904001 Perform standard calibrations
  • MSL935002 Assist in the maintenance of reference materials
  • MSL974003 Perform chemical tests and procedures
  • MSL934003 Maintain and control stocks
  • MSL935004 Maintain instruments and equipment
  • MSL935001 Monitor the quality of test results and data
  • MSL975020 Apply routine spectrometric techniques
  • MSL975018 Perform complex tests to measure chemical properties of materials
ENROLMENT

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is available for eligible students.

As part of the enrolment process, a comprehensive pre-training review is conducted to capture current competencies including language, literacy and numeracy. This process also aids in identifying individual learning styles and any support services that may be required so that training delivery can be tailored accordingly.

Students who complete this qualification may wish to undertake further study in the HLT37215 Certificate III in Pathology Collection.

Intakes
Thursday 4 October 2018
Week 1Thu, 4 Oct 2018Fri, 5 Oct 2018
Week 2Thu, 11 Oct 2018Fri, 12 Oct 2018
Week 3Thu, 18 Oct 2018Fri, 19 Oct 2018
Week 4Thu, 25 Oct 2018Fri, 26 Oct 2018
Week 5Thu, 1 Nov 2018Fri, 2 Nov 2018
Week 6Thu, 8 Nov 2018Fri, 9 Nov 2018
Week 7Thu, 15 Nov 2018Fri, 16 Nov 2018
Week 8Thu, 22 Nov 2018Fri, 23 Nov 2018
Week 9Thu, 29 Nov 2018Fri, 30 Nov 2018
Week 10Thu, 6 Dec 2018Fri, 7 Dec 2018
Week 11Thu, 13 Dec 2018Fri, 14 Dec 2018
Week 12Thu, 10 Jan 2019Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Week 13Thu, 17 Jan 2019Fri, 18 Jan 2019
Week 14Thu, 24 Jan 2019Fri, 25 Jan 2019
Week 15Thu, 31 Jan 2019Fri, 1 Feb 2019
Week 16Thu, 7 Feb 2019Fri, 8 Feb 2019
Week 17Thu, 14 Feb 2019Fri, 15 Feb 2019
Week 18Thu, 21 Feb 2019Fri, 22 Feb 2019
week 19Thu, 28 Feb 2019Fri, 1 Mar 2019
Week 20Thu, 7 Mar 2019Fri, 8 Mar 2019
Week 21Thu, 14 Mar 2019Fri, 15 Mar 2019
Week 22Thu, 21 Mar 2019Fri, 22 Mar 2019
Week 23Thu, 28 Mar 2019Fri, 29 Mar 2019
Week 24Thu, 4 Apr 2019Fri, 5 Apr 2019
Week 25Thu, 11 Apr 2019Fri, 12 Apr 2019
Week 26Thu, 18 Apr 2019Fri, 19 Apr 2019
Week 27Thu, 25 Apr 2019Fri, 26 Apr 2019
Week 28Thu, 2 May 2019Fri, 3 May 2019
Duration
  • Approx. 12-48 months (as our training is competency based, qualifications can be completed at a pace that suits the organisation and the individual)
Delivery
  • Employee training is delivered on-site in the workplace
  • Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is available for eligible students
  • Traineeships are available for eligible students
Course Fee

Co-contribution fees for students eligible for government support:

  • $7,556 to $7,962 (new worker traineeship delivery, different specialisations attract slightly varied fees)

The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as Student service and resource fees. This qualification is funded by the Government of Western Australia for students who meet the eligibility criteria under the Jobs and Skills WA program. Please see the Jobs and Skills WA website for eligibility criteria. Alternatively, please contact our team on free call 1300 588 588 and ask for the Business Development Manager or complete an enquiry form here to request a detailed eligibility assessment for your employees.

laboratory courses

Fee for students ineligible for government support:

  • $7,556
TRAINEESHIP BENEFITS

LTT accesses government incentives wherever possible to deliver lower cost accredited vocational education and training in job related and technical skills. In addition to subsidised rates for certain qualifications, the Australian Government supports businesses to enrol new staff in traineeships through financial incentives and payroll tax exemptions and rebates. These benefits can be used to offset the cost of training for existing employees. 

Launching a training program doesn’t mean disrupting your business – complete an enquiry form here or free call 1300 588 588 and ask for the Business Development Manager to request a training partnership proposal.

Incentive payments:

For full-time new worker traineeships studying at a certificate III or certificate IV level, the following incentives may be paid to the employer:

  • $1,500 upon commencement
  • $750 upon recommencement (where a trainee transfers to another employer to continue working towards an
    incomplete training contract that has been approved by the state training authority)
  • $2,500 upon completion

For part-time new worker traineeships studying at a certificate III or certificate IV level, a $1,500 incentive may be paid to the employer upon completion.

Payroll tax exemptions and rebates:

In WA, wages paid to eligible new worker trainees (with annual earnings of $100,000 or less) are excluded from payroll tax (5.5%) for the full duration of training, up to 2 years.

Definitions:

In most cases, a new entrant / new worker traineeship involves an employee who has been with the company for less than three months full-time or 12 months part-time or casual, whereas an existing worker traineeship includes an employee who has been with the company for more than three months full-time or 12 months part-time or casual.

CONTENT

A customised specialisation to suit your unique business requirements can be built upon request.

Units of competency (example program):

Core

  • MSL913001 Communicate with other people
  • MSL913002 Plan and conduct laboratory/field work
  • MSL915001 Provide information to customers
  • MSL924001 Process and interpret data
  • MSL924002 Use laboratory application software
  • MSL925001 Analyse data and report results
  • MSL934002 Apply quality system and continuous improvement processes
  • MSL944001 Maintain laboratory or field workplace safety
  • MSMENV472 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

Elective

  • MSL973001 Perform basic tests
  • MSL973002 Prepare working solutions
  • MSL933004 Perform calibration checks on equipment and assist with its maintenance
  • MSL974001 Prepare, standardise and use solutions
  • MSL904001 Perform standard calibrations
  • MSL935002 Assist in the maintenance of reference materials
  • MSL974003 Perform chemical tests and procedures
  • MSL934003 Maintain and control stocks
  • MSL935004 Maintain instruments and equipment
  • MSL935001 Monitor the quality of test results and data
  • MSL975020 Apply routine spectrometric techniques
  • MSL975018 Perform complex tests to measure chemical properties of materials
ENROLMENT

As part of the enrolment process, a comprehensive pre-training review is conducted to capture current competencies including language, literacy and numeracy. This process also aids in identifying individual learning styles and any support services that may be required so that training delivery can be tailored accordingly.

Please contact our team on free call 1300 588 588 and ask for the Business Development Manager or complete an enquiry form here to request a consultation.

Students who complete this qualification may wish to undertake further study in the MSL60116 Advanced Diploma of Laboratory Operations.

Delivery

We can offer training in countries outside Australia! Please contact us by submitting an enquiry online or calling your country code followed by 61 1300 588 588.

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