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 gain hands on experience in our laboratories. You will gain technical skills and scientific knowledge in microscopy, chemistry, microbiology, histology and tissue culture. In highly practical classes, you will prepare your chemicals, equipment and learn how to 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.

National Code MSL40118
Study Areas Laboratory Sciences
Study Level Certificate IV
Study Type Local
Study Mode

FT: 12 months
PT: 18+ months (variable)

Course Type Victorian TAFE Course
Campuses Box Hill Campus​​

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $4,800.00
Gov. Subsidised - Concession $960.00
Full Tuition Fee $17,600.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $1,280.00
Retain Course Items*** $100.00

* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, 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).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 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.

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

February and July

Full time: 12 months

Part time: 18 months (variable)

Box Hill

You must have successfully completed Year 10 or equivalent

Successful completion will enable you to apply for directly into 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.

VTAC and direct entry

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

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

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

Completion of 15 units (including 5 core and 10 elective units).

Last updated: February 22, 2019 01:04pm