Do you have an interest in science and want to improve community wellbeing? Then our laboratory technology course is for you. This course will help you gain the skills and knowledge to work in scientific laboratories that conduct medical testing, biological, chemical or environmental testing.

You will study in a supportive environment with small class sizes. You can expect to learn practical scientific knowledge and technical skills that will expand your interest in science. The learning areas include:

  • aseptic techniques and microscopy
  • microbiology
  • histology
  • environmental testing
  • molecular biology and electrophoresis
  • chemical testing.

You’ll learn how to plan and conduct laboratory work, use app software, analyse data and report your results.

Throughout your course, you’ll benefit from the opportunity to use relevant instruments in modern laboratories to strengthen your practical experience. In the final year, you can showcase your laboratory skills to potential employers in our work placement program.

Course will be replaced

Please note: This training package will change in the near future and minor alterations to the course will occur.




National Code MSL50116
Study Areas Laboratory Sciences
Study Level Diploma
Study Type Local
Study Mode

FT: 2 years,
PT: 4 years,

Course Type Victorian TAFE Course
Campuses Box Hill Campus​​

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $4,496.00
Full Fee $9,356.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $810.00
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

You must have completed Year 12 or equivalent. Relevant industry experience will be considered.

Box Hill

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.

After successful completion, you may wish to apply for entry into the second year (if eligible) of the Bachelor of Biosecurity which is offered at Box Hill Institute, you will be offered 24 credit points the equivalent of 6 months. Alternatively, you may wish to apply for the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine) at RMIT where you will be eligible to 96 credit points; equivalent to one year. 

VTAC and direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 5

After successful completion, you may wish to apply for a range of employment opportunities as a technical officer, laboratory assistant, and scientific officer. Other industry options may include quality assurance in private and government laboratories such as biological, environmental or chemical testing laboratories, secondary schools, medical research and pathology laboratories and pharmaceutical R & D laboratories.

You will complete 21 units including, 9 core and 12 elective units.

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MSL913001 COMMUNICATE WITH OTHER PEOPLE 40.0

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MSL934002 APPLY QUALITY SYSTEM AND CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT PROCESSES 80.0

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MSL934002 APPLY QUALITY SYSTEM AND CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT PROCESSES 80.0

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MSL913001 COMMUNICATE WITH OTHER PEOPLE 40.0

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MSL915001 PROVIDE INFORMATION TO CUSTOMERS 30.0

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MSL974006 PERFORM BIOLOGICAL PROCEDURES 130.0

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MSL925001 ANALYSE DATA AND REPORT RESULTS 80.0

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MSL975017 PERFORM LABORATORY-BASED ECOLOGICAL TECHNIQUES 60.0

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MSL974001 PREPARE, STANDARDISE AND USE SOLUTIONS 100.0

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MSL975003 PERFORM HISTOLOGICAL TESTS 150.0

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MSL974003 PERFORM CHEMICAL TESTS AND PROCEDURES 100.0

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MSL975001 PERFORM MICROBIOLOGICAL TESTS 140.0

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MSL975008 APPLY ELECTROPHORETIC TECHNIQUES 100.0

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MSL975014 PERFORM MOLECULAR BIOLOGY TESTS AND PROCEDURES 150.0

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MSL974011 PREPARE TISSUE AND CELL CULTURES 50.0

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MSL975013 PERFORM TISSUE AND CELL CULTURE TECHNIQUES 100.0

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MSL904001 PERFORM STANDARD CALIBRATIONS 50.0

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MSL973004 PERFORM ASEPTIC TECHNIQUES 40.0

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MSL973007 PERFORM MICROSCOPIC EXAMINATION 40.0

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MSL933001 MAINTAIN THE LABORATORY/FIELD WORKPLACE FIT FOR PURPOSE 30.0

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MSL974006 PERFORM BIOLOGICAL PROCEDURES 130.0

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MSL974001 PREPARE, STANDARDISE AND USE SOLUTIONS 100.0

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MSL974003 PERFORM CHEMICAL TESTS AND PROCEDURES 100.0

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MSL974007 UNDERTAKE ENVIRONMENTAL FIELD-BASED MONITORING 80.0

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MSL974011 PREPARE TISSUE AND CELL CULTURES 50.0

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MSL904001 PERFORM STANDARD CALIBRATIONS 50.0

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