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 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.




National Code MSL50118
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 Tuition Fee $9,356.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $650.00
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

Full time: 2 years 

Part time: 4 years

Box Hill

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.

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 for 96 credit points; equivalent to 1 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 15 units including, 5 core and 10 elective units.

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MSL935007 MONITOR THE QUALITY OF TEST RESULTS AND DATA 40.0

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MSL934004 MAINTAIN AND CALIBRATE INSTRUMENTS AND EQUIPMENT 60.0

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MSL924003 PROCESS AND INTERPRET DATA 70.0

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MSL924004 USE LABORATORY APPLICATION SOFTWARE 60.0

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MSL925004 ANALYSE DATA AND REPORT RESULTS 80.0

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MSL975048 APPLY ROUTINE SPECTROMETRIC TECHNIQUES 150.0

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MSL975029 PERFORM HISTOLOGICAL TESTS 200.0

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MSL975035 PERFORM MICROBIOLOGICAL TESTS 140.0

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MSL975039 APPLY ELECTROPHORETIC TECHNIQUES 100.0

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MSL975034 PERFORM MOLECULAR BIOLOGY TESTS AND PROCEDURES 150.0

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MSL974019 PERFORM CHEMICAL TESTS AND PROCEDURES 100.0

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MSL974021 PERFORM BIOLOGICAL PROCEDURES 130.0

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MSL954003 RELATE ANATOMICAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL FEATURES TO LABORATORY SAMPLES 100.0

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MSL974017 PREPARE, STANDARDISE AND USE SOLUTIONS 100.0

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MSL914002 PREPARE PRACTICAL SCIENCE CLASSES AND DEMONSTRATIONS 60.0

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MSL913004 PLAN AND CONDUCT LABORATORY/FIELD WORK 40.0

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