MSL50118 Diploma of Laboratory Technology

CRICOS code: 098101G
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Next intake February 2022
LocationsGeelong City Campus
DurationFull-time: 12 months

Course description

If you’re looking to pursue a career in the field of modern science, this course is your perfect pathway. You will build on the skills and knowledge gained from previously completing the MSL40188 Certificate IV Laboratory Techniques as well as focusing on analytical chemistry and quality and data processing. This hands-on course develops your skills to work in laboratories across various fields.

You will learn to analyse, apply and perform a range of processes and procedures, including aseptic techniques, biological procedures, analytical chemistry and procedures, histological tests and procedures, microbiological tests and molecular biology tests and procedures.

Wondering if this industry will suit you?

We have created a very short course quiz to help you gain a little more understanding of what is required and whether you might enjoy a role in this industry. Take the quiz here.

Work placement/industry experience

How often do I attend?

Full time - 3 days a week

How often do I attend?

FT - 3 days per week | Wednesday, Thursday and Friday | 9:00am - 5:00pm

Possible career outcomes

  • Analyst
  • Laboratory technician
  • Quality officer
  • Sampler
  • Technical officer

How to apply

  1. View the application requirements to find out what documents you will need to complete your application.
  2. Apply online by selecting an intake from the Applications & attendance table below.

If you need help, visit Customer Service or request application support via email.
Submission of an application does not guarantee a place in the course.

Applications & attendance

IntakeApplicationsAttendanceClassesDuration 
2022 February
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 1 Aug 2021
Close: 1 Feb 2022 
Class DayStart: 3 Feb 2022
Tue, Thurs & Frid - 9am to 5pm
 
Full-time: 12 months  Apply  

 

Students may need to complete some self-paced learning and assessment activities outside class time. This will be different for each course and will depend on a student’s level of skill and experience.

Class days and times in the above table are indicative. Prior to course commencement, changes may be necessary. Follow the link for more information on Attendance mode definitions. When you submit your application, please make sure you answer all the questions. Only successful applicants with complete applications will receive an offer. We issue offers as soon as possible. Follow the link for more information on Offer timing.

Many courses have limited places and high demand. We may close an intake before the date above. We recommend you apply early. If student numbers are insufficient we may cancel an intake or a course.

  • Must have completed MSL40118 Certificate IV Laboratory Techniques
  • Applicants are expected to have literacy and numeracy skills at Year 11 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 3 to meet the academic requirements for the course. 
  • To be eligible to apply for a VET Student Loan applicants will be required to: 
    • undertake an independent assessment test to ensure they possess Level 3 in reading and numeracy, or
    • provide their Year 12 certificate, or
    • provide evidence of completion of a Certificate IV or above. 
  • You must reside in Victoria to access Victorian Government Subsidised Fees and any incentive such as Job Trainer. Full fees apply to all non-Victorian residents.
  • All applicants* must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to course commencement and will be required to provide a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate. * This requirement does not apply to secondary school students, including VCAL, VCE, Geelong Tertiary Futures Program, Mumgu-dhal tyama-tiyt and school-based apprentices and trainees (SBATs).

Each student must complete a pre-training review as part of their application. The outcome of your pre-training review assists our teachers and trainers to better understand your capabilities prior to training and enables you to be matched to the right program. Your literacy and numeracy skills will be evaluated and you may be required to undertake a separate assessment. Follow this link for more information about literacy and numeracy skills .

Practice tests

In order to prepare for your LLN, you may wish to attempt some practise tests in which you will find similar questions (with solutions too). These practice tests are not VSL approved but may be similar in question type and level of difficulty to what may be asked in the VSL approved LLN. Click here for practice tests. Please note, the VSL approved LLN cannot be resat within 3 months of undertaking it.

Academic:

Applicants must have completed the MSL40116 Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques.

English:

IELTS Academic overall score of 5.5 with no band below 5.0 (or equivalent); or completion of Australian Year 12; or a qualification undertaken in Australia at Certificate IV or higher and completed within the past 5 years; or university studies in Australia of at least 2 years duration.

*Applicants from specified countries may be exempt from English Language Requirements for admissions purposes. Such students will still need to provide evidence of meeting minimum English requirements for visa purposes. Check the list of exempt countries for more information.

Age/other requirements:

You must be 18 years or over at the time of course commencement.

  • All applicants* must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to course commencement and will be required to provide a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate. * This requirement does not apply to secondary school students, including VCAL, VCE, Geelong Tertiary Futures Program, Mumgu-dhal tyama-tiyt and school-based apprentices and trainees (SBATs).

  • Must have completed MSL40118 Certificate IV Laboratory Techniques
  • Applicants are expected to have literacy and numeracy skills at Year 11 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 3 to meet the academic requirements for the course. 
  • To be eligible to apply for a VET Student Loan applicants will be required to: 
    • undertake an independent assessment test to ensure they possess Level 3 in reading and numeracy, or
    • provide their Year 12 certificate, or
    • provide evidence of completion of a Certificate IV or above. 

  • All applicants* must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to course commencement and will be required to provide a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate. * This requirement does not apply to secondary school students, including VCAL, VCE, Geelong Tertiary Futures Program, Mumgu-dhal tyama-tiyt and school-based apprentices and trainees (SBATs).

Personal Learning Requirements

There are personal learning requirements for each qualification at The Gordon. These are essential personal capabilities and skills required to successfully complete the course and be ready to work in the industry.

Please review the requirements here and consider any challenges you may have in meeting them. When applying for your course, please let us know what support you may need.

Selection mode

Core Code Hours
Analyse data and report results MSL925004 80
Maintain and calibrate instruments and equipment MSL934004 60
Monitor the quality of test results and data MSL935007 40
Process and interpret data MSL924003 70
Use laboratory application software MSL924004 60
Elective Units Code Hours
Apply routine chromatographic techniques MSL975040 120
Apply routine spectrometric techniques MSL975048 150
Obtain representative samples in accordance with sampling plan MSL954004 40
Perform chemical tests and procedures MSL974019 100
Perform food analyses MSL975050 60
Perform food tests MSL974020 100
Perform histological tests MSL975029 200
Perform microbiological tests MSL975035 140
Provide information to customers MSL915003 30
Relate anatomical and physiological features to laboratory samples MSL954003 100

 

Please note that the electives listed are those delivered by The Gordon but you may not be required to complete all of these to successfully complete this qualification. In order to clarify what is required to complete this qualification, please check https://training.gov.au/Home/Tga. If you have previously completed any of the units of competency relevant to this course, you may be eligible for Credit Transfer (CT). Any previous relevant experience may qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Find out more about CT or RPL here.

Assessment is based on:

  • Hands-on projects
  • Written assignments
  • Team projects
FeesRateUnitIndicative Course HoursIndicative Tuition Payable by StudentMax. Indicative Government Subsidy Total
Standard Tuition AUD $7.46 per hour 1040 AUD $7,758.00 AUD $9,240.00
Full Fee Tuition AUD $14.23 per hour 1040 AUD $14,799.00

Add the costs below to your relevant tuition fee

Materials AUD $500.00 once
Resources AUD $300.00
Education Levy AUD $156.00

 

All fees and charges are correct at time of publication but may change without notice. The student tuition fees are indicative only. Additional fees may apply. Where GST is applicable to any courses or materials, the fee displayed is inclusive of the GST.

Which fee will I pay?

Your fees will be charged according to your eligibility for government funding. For more information, visit our Fees & Payments pages.

Fee help and student loans

VET Student Loans are available for eligible students for tuition fees only. The current years maximum loan cap is $16,077

Payment plans may be available for students who are not eligible for a VET Student Loan.

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Date published: 23/11/2021 10:00:42 AM
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