TAFE Queensland

Diploma of Laboratory Technology

MSL50118TAFE Queensland (RTO 0275)
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6 monthsfull-time
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Why study this course

Advance your career in the lab with this higher-level course. This qualification is perfect for those interested in a career in laboratory science, and those already employed in the industry and looking to gain certification while working. Your skills will be highly transferable across a diverse range of industries such as mining, food technology and in the health sector. This course will give you the specialised skills to perform chemical, microbiological and molecular biology tests; use lab software; perform tissue and cell culture techniques; and analyse data and report results. Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as a calibration officer, food laboratory technical officer or pathology laboratory technical officer.

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This course meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.

Entry requirements

Successful completion of a Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques or equivalent

Where is this course offered?

Available campuses

  • South Bank

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

Visit TAFE Queensland's website to find out more about your study options.

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 TAFE Queensland'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, TAFE Queensland 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 TAFE Queensland's website to find out more about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

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Diploma of Laboratory Technology
TAFE Queensland
(1 reviews)

Published May 2018
Diploma of Laboratory TechnologyTAFE Queensland
Graduation date2013
Study modeOn-campus
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Course was interesting and well structured. Timetable not so much. I enjoyed the practicals it’s very hands on.
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Diploma of Laboratory TechnologyMSL50118

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  • Course price
  • Study options available at your campus
  • Prior Recognition of Learning (RPL)
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Diploma of Laboratory Technology