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 tesing. 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


January and July

Full time: 1 year (classes take place on weekdays)

Mode of delivery is face to face. Classes take place on weekdays (Monday - Thursday)

Contact hours are typically 22 hours per week. An additional 22 hours per week of personal study time is typical.

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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 and Academic Requirements


International students must have completed an Australian Year 10 or international equivalent with a pass.

PLEASE NOTE: Box Hill Institute only accept enrolments from International students who are 18 years of age or above at the time of course commencement.

English Language Requirements


A minimum IELTS overall score of 5.5 (Academic). A minimum TOEFL score of 530 for paper examination; 179 for computer based and 71 for Internet based, or approved equivalent.

For other accepted tests, please visit the English Language Requirements page.

Applying


International students please apply through:

  1. an authorised representative in your country
  2. a Box Hill Institute booth at an education exhibition
  3. or direct to Box Hill Institute

See how to apply or contact the international office for more information.

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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.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

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

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Fees


Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
International Fee$15,000.00
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.
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