About the course

About the course

Our laboratory techniques course provides you with the essential skills and knowledge to start your career in science. After completing this course, you can work as a technical officer or laboratory technician in a range of science-based industries.

If you like to experiment, then you will get plenty of hands-on experience in our laboratories. You will acquire technical skills and scientific knowledge in microscopy, chemistry, microbiology, histology and environmental testing. In highly practical classes, you will use modern laboratory equipment as you undertake a wide range of analytical testing experiments.

These skills and knowledge will prepare you to work in a range of laboratory environments or you can use this course as your pathway into further studies in science.

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Intake Dates & Course Length


February and July

Full time: 12 months

Part time: 18 months (the time taken to complete this course will vary depending on your input)

Classes will be held Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

This is a blended delivery course which will include a combination of online, remote and face to face delivery. Blended learning can involve a range of online programs and resources including StudentWeb, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, Skype, specific industry platforms, pre-recorded sessions, assigned reading, tutorials, discussion boards, and online activities. Blended learning also involves face-to-face attendance at classes or practical placements.

For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page

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Career Outcomes


After successful completion, you may wish to apply for employment opportunities as a laboratory technician or technical officer in a science-based industry.

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Entry Requirements


You must have successfully completed Year 10 or equivalent

PRE-TRAINING REVIEW

To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.

Applying


VTAC and direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

Pathways & Accreditation


Successful completion will enable you to apply for the final year of the Diploma of Laboratory Technology or apply for entry into one of the science degrees offered at Box Hill Institute or another education provider.

International students: You may wish to apply or package this course with the Diploma of Laboratory Technology or the Bachelor of Biosecurity Science at Box Hill Institute

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 4

Fees & Finance Options


This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

Government Subsidised ConcessionsGovernment Subsidised StandardFull Fee
Tuition Fee$998$4,992$17,792
Service Fee$160$160$160
Core Skills Support Fee$80$80$80
Material Fee$1,280$1,280$1,280
Retain Course Items$0$0$0
Total Course Estimate$2,518$6,512$19,312
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$2,518$6,512$19,312

Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at 2020 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

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