||Certificate III in Laboratory Skills - Traineeship
|Contact Hours (per week)
||3 hours workplace practical training and 2 hrs theory off campus,
dependant on subjects chosen
||onsite trainingand assessment
||Intakes throughout the year
||The Certificate III in Laboratory Skills MSL30104 provides a broad and flexible package of competencies which meets the needs of laboratory assistants, instrument operators and similar personnel. The core and wide range of electives is designed to maximise the portability of this qualification, which is the entry level required for laboratory personnel.
||Students who successfully complete the course can look forward to a rewarding career in the following areas:
- Technical assistant
- Laboratory assistant
- Laboratory attendant
- Instrument operators
- Pathology laboratory assistant
|Program Rules and Requirements
To be awarded a Certificate III in Laboratory Skills MSL30104,
competency must be achieved in a total of thirteen (13) subjects of
competency consisting of six (6) core subjects and seven (7)
elective subjects. Nominal hours: 430 - 790
MSL913001A Communicate with other people
MSL922001A Record and present data
MSL943002A Participate in laboratory/field safety
MSL913002A Plan and conduct laboratory/field work
MSL933002A Contribute to the achievement of quality objectives
MSAENV272A Partcipate in environmentaly sustainable work
MSL974004A Perform chemical tests and procedures (incorporates
MSL973002A Prepare working solutions)
MSL933001A Maintain a laboratory/field workplace fit for
MSL953001A Receive and prepare samples for testing
MSL974006A Perform biological procedures (incorporates MSL973004A
Perform aseptic technique and MSL973008A Perform microscopic
Elective subjects for trainees will be negotiated dependant on
No group information sessions required for this program.
Private Interview by arrangement.
||Drop into Class!.
|Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to be a Trainee to study the Certificate III in Lab
Students are only enrolled in the Certificate III as a part of a
Can FedUni assist in finding a Trainees workplace?
FedUni staff have contacts within the Industry and may be able to
direct prospective students to potential employers.
Industry Skills Centre
Rural Sciences Skills Centre (ref 03724)
Phone: 03 5327 8000
Freecall: 1800 333 864
||This information may not apply to international students.
For further information contact:
International Student Programs
Tel: +61 3 5327 9018
Domestic students are students who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian permanent visa.
|National Course Code
|Mid year entry
This course is delivered via flexible delivery with on-the-job
training and assessment. Course can be completed within 2
||Application is via the TAFE Direct Application form. Forms are available at www.federation.edu.au/apply
Students seeking a place in this program should contact the staff listed under "Contact Us" to obtain information and/or make an appointment for interview/audition.
All applicants must complete an enrolment form and pay their fees at the Student Centre before the enrolment process in complete. All enrolments must first be approved by the relevant department.
||All applicants will be considered for eligibility on the basis of previous life experience, work history and educational background.|
||There are no extra requirements for this course.
||Competency based training is concerned with assisting people to gain specific competencies relevant to the purpose of their program of study. A student will be assessed by performing set tasks at specified standards, under prescribed conditions.
A range of assessment methods will be used to enable students to demonstrate competency.
Assessment is conducted via workplace Training
|Recognition of Prior Learning
||If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. The University is obliged to recognise the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further details contact the staff listed under Contact Us.
Graduates of the Certificate III in Lab Skills may receive
credit into the Certificate
IV in Lab Techniques.
||Indicative Fee total for a Commonwealth Supported Place: N/A (Indicative Structure not found).
Enrolment fees are payable at the time of enrolment. For further information a Fees and Charges leaflet is available from the Student Centre. In addition your program may require you to purchase books and materials. Some of these costs may be payable on enrolment day. Please contact the relevant TAFE School for further information, or visit www.federation.edu.au/tafefees
Tel: 1800 FED UNI (1800 333 864)
A range of student services, are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please call the number listed above.
The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.
All information contained in this publication including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of going to press as at the date above, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.
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