Certificate III in Laboratory Skills

Certificate III In Laboratory Skills

Course Code
:
MSL30116
Department
:
Food and Fibre
Study Area(s)
:
Laboratory Sciences
Campus
:
BROADMEADOWS
Course Length
:
Full-time(1 year)
Part-time day(2 years)

Start Date(s): March 2017
End Date(s): Sept 2017
Days and Time: To be confirmed

Course Overview

This course gives you a broad and flexible package of study units which will assist you in gaining employment as a laboratory assistant, instrument operator or a similar position. Laboratory Assistants perform straight forward sampling and testing. They follow set procedures and recipes; apply well developed technical skills and basic scientific knowledge.

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How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be given this information.

What will I study?

You will study 6 core and 7 elective units to include:  

Communicate with other people, Plan and conduct laboratory/field work,  Record and present data, Contribute to the achievement of quality objectives, participate in laboratory/field workplace safety, participate in environmentally sustainable work practices.

 

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.

 

For Business and Industry


We offer our business and industry clients customised workforce training, flexible delivery (when and where it suits you) and onsite assessments.

Call us on 1300 615 141 or contact us online for an obligation free consultation.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

The fees listed below relate to 2018 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2) and non-tuition fees such as student support fees (table 3).

Table 1

Enrolment type
 
 
 
Government Subsidised
Average annual course fee#
 
Concession
Average annual course fee#
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Full Fee
Average annual course fee#
 
Non-Apprentice
$1505.37
$300
$5190
Apprentice/Trainee
$
$
$

Table 2

Material Fees
per SC hour :
$51.25
Consumable Fees
per SC hour :
$51.5

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as the Student Support Fee. 

2018 Student Services Fee (Table 3)

 Type of cohort:
Eligible full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Non eligible/FFS  full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Special cohort classes:
  • Concession card holders
  • Apprentices
  • Trainees
  • Work based students (100% off campus delivery)
  • Full online delivery (100% off campus delivery)
Any students studying less than 125 hours in the full year
Domestic student services fees for 2018: $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $60 fixed fee None

Exemptions

The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
M: Prisoner
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
Short courses

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
700 1083 $1.39 $0.28 $4.79

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2018. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

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What costs and other fees should I expect?

Contact the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or enquiries@kangan.edu.au for a fee schedule. There may be extra costs for reference books, protective clothing or specialised materials.

Can I apply?

You must have Year 11 standard literacy and numeracy skills or equivalent.

Where and how can I study?

You will study at the Braodmeadows campus.

What employment opportunities will I have?

This course may lead to employment as a:

• Technical Assistant – Animal Science

• Technical Assistant – Environmental Monitoring

• Technical Assistant – Food Processing

• Technical Assistant – Pathology

• Instrument operator

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Certificate III in Laboratory Skills (MSL30116). As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

You may want to go on to complete studies in a certificate IV level program, such as the Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques (MSL40116).

How do I apply?

To apply for this course you must fill in a direct application form which can be obtained from the institute by calling the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email enquiries@kangan.edu.au. This course may also have a mid-year intake.

How will I be selected for this course?

All applicants will need to be interviewed by our teachers to assess your suitability for the course.