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Kickstart your career in scientific research, diagnostics and testing

TAFE SA’s science qualifications prepare you for a variety of applied science and laboratory careers. Learn about chemical tests, data analysis and performing a range of biological procedures including microbiological and histological tests, molecular biology and tissue culture.


Laboratory Science

Kristin is a senior medical research scientist at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. She undertook at Certificate III in Laboratory Skills at TAFE SA. Listen to Kristin as she explains how TAFE SA's practical, on-the-job training helped her to get a job in the medical sector and how it has led to further university study.

Science Courses

Qualifications Help…  National Code
Certificate III in Laboratory SkillsMSL30118
Certificate IV in Laboratory TechniquesMSL40118
Diploma of Laboratory TechnologyMSL50118
Apprenticeships and Traineeships Help…  National Code
Certificate III in Laboratory SkillsMSL30118

The Veterinary and Applied Science Centre

The state-of-the-art Veterinary and Applied Science Centre is 5,000 square metres and is one of the largest purpose-built applied science and animal industries training facilities in Australia. It features industry-standard Physical Containment Level 2 (PC2) specialist laboratories for microbiology, molecular biology, histology and chemistry, and a PC3 laboratory to support training and development in biotechnology and biosecurity.

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