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


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.

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.

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

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Fees


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Annual Tuition Fee$15,600
Annual Service Fee$166
Annual Material Fee$1,280
Retain Course Items (Year 1)$0
Estimated Annual Fee$17,046

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 2021 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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