Our laboratory technology course will help you gain the skills and knowledge to work in scientific laboratories conducting medical testing, biological, chemical or environmental testing.
You will study in a supportive environment with small class sizes, and you can expect to learn practical scientific knowledge and technical skills that will expand your interest in science. The learning areas include:
You’ll learn how to plan and conduct laboratory work, use app software, analyse data and report your results.
Throughout your course, you’ll have 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.
04 Apr 2020 at 12:00AM AEST
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February and July
Full time: 2 years
Part time: 4 years (the time taken to complete this course will vary depending on your input)
For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page.
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 research and development laboratories.
Successful completion of MSL40118 Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques (CRICOS 098116M), or international equivalent. Relevant senior employment experience in a science industry and can demonstrate equivalent skills and knowledge in any of the above qualifications will be considered.
To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute 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.
VTAC and direct entry
Recognition of Prior Learning is available.
After successful completion, you may wish to apply for entry into the second year (if eligible) of the Bachelor of Biosecurity, which Box Hill Institute offers. You will be offered 24 credit points, the equivalent of 6 months. Alternatively pathway options may include Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine) at RMIT where you will be eligible for 96 credit points, equivalent to 1 year credit transfer.
International students: You may wish to apply or package this course with 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 5
This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments
|Government Subsidised Standard||Full Fee|
|Core Skills Support Fee||$80||$80|
|Retain Course Items||$0||$0|
|Total Course Estimate||$11,361||$21,276|
|Payable Estimate (at commencement)||$5,708||$10,568|
* Does not apply to VETDSS or Short course students.
** Does not apply to VETDSS, 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).
Student tuition & materials fees published are indicative, and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are at 2020 rates 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 will complete 15 units including, 5 core and 10 elective units.
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