TAFE Queensland

Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques

TAFE Queensland

Course details

CRICOS course code: 101065

Level of study: Certificates & Diplomas

Summary

Take the next step in your career with this mid-level course designed to enhance laboratory skills and broaden scientific knowledge in your chosen technical field. This qualification is perfect for people looking to enhance their laboratory skills and increase their employment opportunities in industries experiencing steady growth.

This course will teach you how to work effectively, meet quality standards, and perform a range of tests for use across a variety of industry sectors. Learn how to log samples, check sample documentation, prepare samples for testing, perform scientific calculations, interpret results, and maintain laboratory equipment. Choose from a number of specialisations including chemistry, biology, histology, microbiology and tissue culture. Our highly-experienced staff are available every step of the way to provide the one-on-one guidance you need to succeed.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as a technician or technical assistant in a range of fields including biotechnology, environmental science, mining, and food technology.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 10 elective units.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 14,000 Per Year
Start date: 23 January 2023
Duration: 1 year
Study mode: Full time
Address

TAFE Queensland

South Bank Campus
66 Ernest Street Brisbane Queensland 4101
Australia

Entry criteria

Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Home Affairs.

English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other; TOEFL PBT: 506; TOEFL iBT (internet based) (Overall): 46; PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English): 42; Cambridge English: First (FCE): 162; Cambridge English: First (FCE): 162.

Address

TAFE Queensland
South Bank Campus
66 Ernest Street Brisbane Queensland 4101
Australia