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MSL50116

Diploma of Laboratory Technology

Do you have a passion for the lab space? Kick-start your laboratory career by gaining the hands-on technical skills and knowledge required to work across a range of industries.

This course will build a range of skills to prepare you for laboratory testing duties in the construction, manufacturing, pathology, mining and environmental industries. You will gain an in-depth understanding of laboratory operations and learn how to work according to established procedures in a structured environment.

The practical focus of the Diploma of Laboratory Operations is geared towards developing your career in the laboratory operations industry. The course also provides a pathway to university entry if you wish to obtain higher level qualifications.

Career outcomes

Quality Control Officer

Quality Control Officer

Laboratory Supervisor

Laboratory Supervisor

Instrument Technician

Instrument Technician

Science Technician

Source: Job Outlook

$1,162

Average Weekly Salary

20.3%

Employment Growth

16,100

Currently Employed

Course details

LocationPerth
Address25 Colray Ave, Osborne Park, WA 6017
DurationTraining centre: 28 weeks, 2 days per week
Workplace: 12 months
IntakesTraining centre: monthly
Workplace: start anytime
DeliveryTraining centre or workplace, blended learning
Course FeeFee for individuals (training centre): $6,888
Workplace training delivery fees: see below
Pre-Training Review

As part of the enrolment process, LTT will conduct a pre-training review to capture your current competencies including language, literacy and numeracy.

This ensures that you are making an informed decision about the suitability and relevance of the course you are planning on undertaking.

This process also aids in identifying any support service that may be required.

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Units of Competency

Basic Testing and Maintenance

MSL973001

Perform basic tests

MSL973002

Prepare working solutions

MSL933004

Perform calibration checks on equipment and assist with its maintenance

MSL944001

Maintain laboratory/field workplace safety

MSL915001

Provide information to customers

MSL913001

Communicate with other people

 

 

Laboratory Techniques and Sustainable Processes

MSL974001

Prepare, standardise and use solutions

MSL904001

Perform standard calibrations

MSMENV472

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

MSL913002

Plan and conduct laboratory/field work

MSL935002

Assist in the maintenance of reference materials

 

 

Laboratory Quality Management 

MSL974003

Perform chemical tests and procedures

MSL924001

Process and interpret data

MSL934002

Apply quality system and continuous improvement processes

MSL924002

Use laboratory application software

MSL934003

Maintain and control stocks

 

 

Laboratory Instrumentation and Technology

MSL935004

Maintain instruments and equipment

MSL925001

Analyse data and report results

MSL935001

Monitor the quality of test results and data

MSL975020

Apply routine spectrometric techniques

MSL975018

Perform complex tests to measure chemical properties of materials

Assessment Methods

Assessment will include questions to confirm underpinning knowledge as well as a combination of practical assessment tasks, observation of performance, case studies, scenarios and workplace projects.

Other Requirements

Depending on your level of knowledge, you may be required to do additional research.

Fees

Fee for service: $7,556
Fee if funded:  $7,556 – $7,962

The 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. Please note that these prices are for 2017 only. Government fees increase at the start of each year.

Qualification Pathways

Workplace students who complete the Diploma may undertake further study in the MSL60116 Advanced Diploma of Laboratory Operations.

Course details

LocationBrisbane
Address28 Russell St, South Brisbane, QLD 4101
DurationTraining centre: 28 weeks, 2 days per week
Workplace: 24 months
IntakesTraining centre: monthly
Workplace: start anytime
DeliveryTraining centre or workplace, blended learning
Course FeeTraining centre fee: $6,888
Workplace training fee: $7,556
Pre-Training Review

As part of the enrolment process, LTT will conduct a pre-training review to capture your current competencies including language, literacy and numeracy.

This ensures that you are making an informed decision about the suitability and relevance of the course you are planning on undertaking.

This process also aids in identifying any support service that may be required.

Units of Competency

Basic Testing and Maintenance

MSL973001

Perform basic tests

MSL973002

Prepare working solutions

MSL933004

Perform calibration checks on equipment and assist with its maintenance

MSL944001

Maintain laboratory/field workplace safety

MSL915001

Provide information to customers

MSL913001

Communicate with other people

 

 

Laboratory Techniques and Sustainable Processes

MSL974001

Prepare, standardise and use solutions

MSL904001

Perform standard calibrations

MSMENV472

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

MSL913002

Plan and conduct laboratory/field work

MSL935002

Assist in the maintenance of reference materials

 

 

Laboratory Quality Management 

MSL974003

Perform chemical tests and procedures

MSL924001

Process and interpret data

MSL934002

Apply quality system and continuous improvement processes

MSL924002

Use laboratory application software

MSL934003

Maintain and control stocks

 

 

Laboratory Instrumentation and Technology

MSL935004

Maintain instruments and equipment

MSL925001

Analyse data and report results

MSL935001

Monitor the quality of test results and data

MSL975020

Apply routine spectrometric techniques

MSL975018

Perform complex tests to measure chemical properties of materials

Assessment Methods

Assessment will include questions to confirm underpinning knowledge as well as a combination of practical assessment tasks, observation of performance, case studies, scenarios and workplace projects.

Other Requirements

Depending on your level of knowledge, you may be required to do additional research.

Qualification Pathways

Workplace students who complete the Diploma may undertake further study in the MSL60116 Advanced Diploma of Laboratory Operations.

Course details

LocationMelbourne
Address371-373 George St, Fitzroy, VIC 3065
DurationTraining centre: 33 weeks
Workplace: 24 months
IntakesTraining centre: monthly
Workplace: start anytime
DeliveryTraining centre or workplace, blended learning
Course FeeTraining centre full fee: $6,888
Subsidised fee (contact us for more information): $1,485
Workplace full fee: $6,888
Pre-Training Review

As part of the enrolment process, LTT will conduct a pre-training review to capture your current competencies including language, literacy and
numeracy.

This ensures that you are making an informed decision about the suitability and relevance of the course you are planning on undertaking.

This process also aids in identifying any support service that may be required.

.

Units of Competency

Basic Testing and Maintenance

MSL973001

Perform basic tests

MSL973002

Prepare working solutions

MSL933004

Perform calibration checks on equipment and assist with its maintenance

MSL944001

Maintain laboratory/field workplace safety

MSL915001

Provide information to customers

MSL913001

Communicate with other people

  

Laboratory Techniques and Sustainable Processes

MSL974001

Prepare, standardise and use solutions

MSL904001

Perform standard calibrations

MSMENV472

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

MSL913002

Plan and conduct laboratory/field work

MSL935002

Assist in the maintenance of reference materials

  

Laboratory Quality Management 

MSL974003

Perform chemical tests and procedures

MSL924001

Process and interpret data

MSL934002

Apply quality system and continuous improvement processes

MSL924002

Use laboratory application software

MSL934003

Maintain and control stocks

  

Laboratory Instrumentation and Technology

MSL935004

Maintain instruments and equipment

MSL925001

Analyse data and report results

MSL935001

Monitor the quality of test results and data

MSL975020

Apply routine spectrometric techniques

MSL975018

Perform complex tests to measure chemical properties of materials

Assessment Methods

Assessment will include questions to confirm underpinning knowledge as well as a combination of practical assessment tasks, observation of performance, case studies, scenarios and workplace projects.

Other Requirements

Depending on your level of knowledge, you may be required to do additional research.

PLEASE NOTE: laboratory courses in Sydney are available in the workplace only.

Course details

LocationSydney
Duration12 - 24 months
IntakesStarts any time for your business
DeliveryWorkplace, face-to-face learning
Course FeeFull course fee: $6,888
Smart and Skilled funded fees: see below
Pre-Training Review

As part of the enrolment process, LTT will conduct a pre-training review to capture your current competencies including language, literacy and numeracy.

This ensures that you are making an informed decision about the suitability and relevance of the course you are planning on undertaking.

This process also aids in identifying any support service that may be required.

Government Funding

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government under Smart and Skilled. The fee that you will pay for a government subsidised course will depend upon your personal circumstances and eligibility.

Subsidised Smart and Skilled funded fees:

First qualification: $5,120
Second qualification: $5,750
Traineeship: $1,000

To be eligible for Smart and Skilled funding, you must be:

  • 15 years old or over and no longer at school
  • Living or working in NSW
  • An Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen
Assessment Methods

Assessment will include questions to confirm underpinning knowledge as well as a combination of practical assessment tasks, observation of performance, case studies, scenarios and workplace projects. 

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Laboratory Career Pathways

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Level 1

Laboratory Assistant
Sampler Preparer
MSL30116 Certificate III in Laboratory Skills

Level 3

Quality Control Officer
Laboratory Supervisor
Instrument Technician
MSL50116 Diploma of Laboratory Technology

Level 4

Superintendent
Laboratory Manager
MSL60116 Advanced Diploma of Laboratory Operations
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The Diploma of Laboratory Technology is available for eligible fee paying students under the VET Student Loan arrangement.

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