Diploma of Laboratory Technology

    Duration Up to 21 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
    National CodeMSL50109
    Course TypeTraining Package Qualification
    Course UnitsView Units
    Example Career ProfileLaboratory and Science Technician (Laboratory Workers)Laboratory and Science Technician (Laboratory Workers)
    FacultiesPrimary Industries and Science
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    Application Study Mode Study Load
    Full / Part Time
     Gilles Plains840310Apply Now Workplace PT 
    • TAFE SA can recognise the skills (RPL) you already have. If you are working in the industry and have skills that can be recognised, TAFE SA will provide any additional training needed to gain a qualification.
    • Students wishing to access WorkReady funding or VET Fee Help will be required to undertake a reading, writing and numeracy assessment before enrolling.
    • The duration of a workplace course is determined by the study plan.
    • Read more about training in the workplace for existing workers .

    Course Admission Requirements

      How to Apply

      Award Courses

      Note: You must be an Australian Resident to apply for this course. For International Students please visit International Courses.

      Employment Outcomes

      Qualifications in this area lead to careers working in biomedical research and production facilities, medical and veterinary diagnostic laboratories, and environmental testing laboratories.

      Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

      Qualifications & Skills Covered

      Diploma of Laboratory Technology (MSL50109)
      This course covers the skills and knowledge required to apply a range of laboratory technologies to conduct scientific-technical tests and sampling in most industry sectors. 9 core units plus 12 electives.

      Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

      Credit Transfer

      You will only receive a joint offer for TAFE SA and University if you apply for a Packaged University Program. If the University course that you have selected is not part of a Packaged University Offers, you will need to apply separately to the University for your selected degree program.

      Studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest pathways towards a University Degree. Credit Transfer is the formal recognition that parts of a TAFE SA course are equivalent in content and level to parts of some University courses.

      Find other TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

      Diploma of Laboratory Technology

      Credit Gained
      UniversityUniversity CoursePointsTime Equiv.Details
      Flinders UniversityBachelor of Science18 points 6 months Details
       Bachelor of Medical Science18 points 6 months Details


      This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative.

      To access subsidised training through WorkReady, your suitability to complete the qualification will be assessed. This may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.

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