Holmesglen Institute

Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques

MSL40118Holmesglen Institute (RTO 0416)
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1 yearfull-time
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Why study this course

This qualification is part of the Laboratory Operations Training Package. It covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a range of laboratory techniques to conduct tests and sampling in a variety of industry sectors. Employment outcomes include technical assistants, technicians, instrument operators and similar personnel. They undertake a wide range of sampling and testing that requires the application of a broad range of technical skills and some scientific knowledge. Although work is conducted generally in a laboratory, they often work closely with other personnel throughout the workplace and with suppliers. They may assist other personnel to solve technical problems and to adjust formulations and production mixes. They may also train them to collect samples and conduct basic tests reliably. The work involves similar tasks within one scientific discipline with occasional peak periods and some interruptions.

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This course meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.

Entry requirements

No Minimum Education

Where is this course offered?

Available campuses

  • Moorabbin

The course duration and available study modes can vary depending on the campus.

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Course price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • Whether the institution offers subsidies, concessions, or government loans and your eligibility to receive them
  • Your previous study and work experience
  • Your unit selections

Visit Holmesglen Institute's website to find out more about the course price for you.

What to know before you apply

To help you decide if this is the right course for you, Holmesglen Institute can provide you with more information about:

Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be able to get credit or RPL for some units of this course based on your previous studies and work experience. This means the duration of the course may be reduced.

Visit Holmesglen Institute's website to find out more about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

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What are students saying?

Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques
Holmesglen Institute
(2 reviews)

Published Sep 2018
Certificate IV in Laboratory TechniquesHolmesglen Institute
Graduation date2017
Study modeOn-campus
Student review
Teachers are very supportive and are very knowledgeable about each subject they teach (lots of precious industry experience) and provide helpful feedback when doing practical work.
Response from Holmesglen Institute
We appreciate your feedback and happy to hear it has been a positive experience for you.
Published Aug 2018
Certificate IV in Laboratory TechniquesHolmesglen Institute
Graduation date2014
Study modeOn-campus
Student review
Highly experienced trainers, excellent amenities and resources available, student support and friendly staff. I have no doubt Holmesglen Institute provides quality education. I had a very happy experience studying there :)
Response from Holmesglen Institute
Thank you for your review and value your feedback. We pride ourselves on providing valuable experiences for our students and we're happy to hear that you have had a positive experience with us. Best wishes.

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Certificate IV in Laboratory TechniquesMSL40118

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Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques