Laboratory Skills

Certificate III

National Code: MSL30116

Course information

About the course

Course Number: MSL30116-01V01

Are you interested in scienceand investigation? If you have not previously undertaken study in science, orwould like to refresh your skills and science knowledge, this course isdesigned for you. Our Certificate III Laboratory Skills qualification willstart growing your career as a laboratory assistant. You will learn skills inmaintaining a laboratory, sampling techniques and testing, as well as how toprepare and perform basic science investigations in areas of biology andchemical analysis.
Laboratory assistants canwork in testing, educational and research laboratories. This qualificationcould lead to gaining employment in a diverse range of scientific laboratoriesin the area, including:

  • testing of food,soil/gravel, water and pathology samples

  • preparingmaterials for science classes at schools and universities

  • research carriedout at university and other facilities.

This qualification issuitable for an Australian traineeship pathway.

Course study options

Offered on 1 campus

TAFE to Uni Pathway
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  • Entry requirements

  • Future study pathways

  • Career opportunities

  • TAFE 2 uni pathways

  • Get credit for previous study and life experience

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Counselling and career services
Disability support services
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