Laboratory Technology

If you love science and are looking for a hands-on career in a science-based industry, our laboratory technology courses are ideal.

Our specially designed, modern labs are equipped with latest technologies used in industry including DNA technologies and equipment.
As a student, you’ll combine practical experience on-campus with external work placements to boost your career prospects. Our partners include major industry employers such as CSIRO, St John of God Pathology and Clariant Chemicals.

Career outcomes

Average annual salary

Laboratory technician    $66,300

 Source:, 2014, Explore careers.

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Profiles and Testimonials

“After many years working in hospitality and retail banking, I decided to re-evaluate my career options.  I decided a six-month taster would be a good way to expand my experience and chose the Certificate III in Laboratory Skills at The Gordon. This decision changed my life.

I found the subjects and new skills fascinating.  I found the staff to be knowledgeable and helpful.  I loved the engagement of mind and hand and the thought of really contributing to society.  My six-month taster became a committed study toward diploma qualifications and a new career. 

After graduation I worked in a medical microbiology laboratory, and have now returned to The Gordon as a laboratory technician. I work behind-the-scenes to ensure the practical experiments I conducted as a student, are now teaching the next round of aspiring scientific personnel.”

Kirsty Watkins
Certificate III in Laboratory Technology, 2008
Diploma of Laboratory Technology, 2010

Industry and Corporate Training

If you would like to book training for your organisation, please contact 5225 0800 to discuss your requirements.

Our training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. | Authorised by the Victorian Government, Melbourne.

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