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 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
CRICOS Code 098116M
Study Areas Laboratory Sciences
Study Level Certificate IV
Course Type International TAFE Course
Campuses Box Hill Campus​​

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.

You must have successfully completed Australian Year 10 or international equivalent.

Please note:Box Hill Institute only accepts enrolments from International students who are 18 years of age or above at the time of course commencement.

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.

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.

Box Hill

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 the Institute and CAE 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.

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.

Direct entry. See how to apply or contact the international office.

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).

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MSL934006 APPLY QUALITY SYSTEM AND CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT PROCESSES 80.0

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MSL944002 MAINTAIN LABORATORY OR FIELD WORKPLACE SAFETY 50.0

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MSL953003 RECEIVE AND PREPARE SAMPLES FOR TESTING 30.0

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MSL973016 PERFORM ASEPTIC TECHNIQUES 40.0

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MSL973019 PERFORM MICROSCOPIC EXAMINATION 40.0

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MSL974022 UNDERTAKE ENVIRONMENTAL FIELD-BASED MONITORING 80.0

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Last updated: April 18, 2019 04:54pm