Laboratory Technology

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Love science and looking for a hands-on career in a science-based industry?

Then our laboratory technology courses are ideal! Our specially designed, modern labs are equipped with the latest technologies used in industry. Combining practical experience on-campus with external work placements, you will boost your career prospects. CSIRO, St John of God Pathology, and Clariant Chemicals are just some of the employers where students have completed their work placements.

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Courses

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MSL30118 Certificate III in Laboratory Skills

Apply now for our Certificate III in Laboratory Skills course to learn the knowledge you will need to gain work in this sector.

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MSL40118 Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques

Apply now for our Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques course & learn hands-on science skills to prepare you for work within the science related industry

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MSL50118 Diploma of Laboratory Technology

Apply now for our Diploma of Laboratory Technology course and you will gain the hands-on skills and knowledge required to work in the science industry

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MSL30118 VETDSS - Certificate III in Laboratory Skills

Apply now for our Certificate III in Laboratory Skills course to learn the knowledge you will need to gain work in this sector, while attending secondary school.

Student story

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“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 now work at The Gordon ensuring 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 | Diploma of Laboratory Technology

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