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Certificate III in Laboratory Skills


National Code: MSL30118
TAFE SA Code: TP01122


Description

Studies in this field can lead to careers in all sectors of the laboratory industries including laboratory skills and technology, biotechnology and molecular biology, pathology testing, biological and environmental testing and cell and tissue culture.

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Up to 6 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

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Scheduled


Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access subsidised training will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by Date of application
If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

Total Fees for the 6 month course
Subsidised
$1,845 - $2,624
Concession
$1,238 - $1,760

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. Assessing your eligibility may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

Subsidised Training Eligibility
Full Fee
$3,803 - $5,408
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Job role titles may include Laboratory Assistant

    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

    Certificate III in Laboratory Skills (MSL30118)
    Learn how to work effectively in a laboratory. This course covers performing basic laboratory analysis, maintaining equipment, calibrating test equipment, processing and recording data, communication and teamwork. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 6 core units and 7 elective units.

    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.

    87%*
    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    89%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.



    * 2017 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Communicate with other people 40
    Contribute to the achievement of quality objectives 30
    Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 30
    Participate in laboratory or field workplace safety 40
    Plan and conduct laboratory/field work 40
    Record and present data 40

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply quality system and continuous improvement processes 80
    Perform aseptic techniques 40
    Perform microscopic examination 40
    Prepare working solutions 50
    Prepare, standardise and use solutions 100
    Process and interpret data 70
    Receive and prepare samples for testing 30
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