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

FT: 12 months

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

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
* Does not apply to VETDSS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETDSS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Student tuition & materials fees published are indicative, and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are at 2020 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.
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