Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques

 
Qualification:
Certificate IV   NRT
Course no:
MSL40116-01V01-GR
National code:
MSL40116
Start date:
Mon 5 Feb 2018
Tue 6 Feb 2018
 –   Ultimo
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  • Laboratory Techniques course details

    Course description and aims

    This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a range of laboratory techniques to conduct tests and sampling in a variety of industry sectors.

    Employment outcomes targeted by this qualification include technical assistants, technicians, instrument operators and similar personnel.

    Technical assistants undertake a wide range of sampling and testing that requires the application of a broad range of technical skills and some scientific knowledge. Although technical assistants generally work in a laboratory, they often work closely with other personnel throughout the workplace and with suppliers. They may assist other personnel to solve technical problems and to adjust formulations and production mixes. They may also train them to collect samples and conduct basic tests reliably.

    The work of technical assistants involves similar tasks within one scientific discipline with occasional peak periods and some interruptions. They:
    - work according to established procedures in a structured environment
    - collect and prepare samples
    - conduct a wide range of basic tests and a limited range of specialised tests and measurements using manual, semi-automated and fully automated techniques
    - define and solve problems of limited complexity where the information available is less obvious, but not contradictory, and can be determined by direct reasoning
    - work under the direction and regular supervision of senior technical staff, laboratory or quality managers, or scientific/medical personnel. The work of technical assistants is normally subject to frequent progress and quality checks
    - generally work in a team and may have responsibility for their own work outputs.

    No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

    Course outcomes and careers

    technical assistants, technicians, instrument operators and similar personnel.

    Entry requirements

    There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

    Enrol at any location

    Ultimo
    Full Time
    Part Time Evening
    Course start:
    Tue 6 Feb 2018
    Course duration:
    27 Weeks
    Financial Assistance:
    Smart & Skilled
    Attendance:
    20 Hours per week
    Course Fee:
    $14080
    Smart and Skilled Second Qual:
    $3820
    Smart and Skilled First Qual:
    $3280
    Code:
    MSL40116-01V01-GR-18ULT-107
    View details
    About offering:

    INFORMATION SESSION

    Attend the following information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.

    Wednesday 22 November 2017 or Wednesday 31 January 2018 from 10:00am to 11:30am at Ultimo Campus, Main Campus, Harris corner Thomas Streets, Building F, Level 7, Room F7.25.

    Indicative timetable:

    You will need to attend approximately 20 hours of class a week, 3.5 to 4 days face to face and 1.5 to 2 days online learning. Typical timetable will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30am to 4:30pm

    How to enrol or apply:

    To apply for this course you must meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled

    GET YOUR UNIQUE STUDENT IDENTIFIER (USI)

    Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit http://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi to request a USI. Remember to add Sydney TAFE to your account via the Manage Permissions page (code: 90003, name: TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute).

    Find out more about applying and enrolling: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/applying-and-enrolling

    Fee information:

    SMART AND SKILLED FEES

    This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to Sydney TAFE and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

    The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

    For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled.

    PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE

    Instalment payment options are available for this course. For more information, see http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges

    Find out more about financial assistance http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance

    ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

    You will need to purchase your own laboratory coat (around $25), safety glasses/goggles (around $10) and wear fully enclosed, low heeled shoes in the laboratory.

    RECOGNITION

    Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

    Find out more about recognition: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition

    Subjects

    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    MSL934002Apply quality system and continuous improvement processes80
    MSL913001Communicate with other people40
    MSMENV472Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices40
    MSL944001Maintain laboratory or field workplace safety50
    MSL954001Obtain representative samples in accordance with sampling plan40
    MSMENV272Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices30
    MSL943002Participate in laboratory or field workplace safety40
    MSL973004Perform aseptic techniques40
    MSL973001Perform basic tests60
    MSL974006-GRADEDPerform biological procedures130
    MSL974003-GRADEDPerform chemical tests and procedures100
    MSL973008Perform histological procedures40
    MSL973007Perform microscopic examination40
    MSL913002Plan and conduct laboratory/field work40
    MSL974001-GRADEDPrepare, standardise and use solutions100
    MSL924001-GRADEDProcess and interpret data70
    MSL924002Use laboratory application software60
    Course start:
    Mon 5 Feb 2018
    Course duration:
    18 Months
    Financial Assistance:
    Smart & Skilled
    Attendance:
    10 Hours per week
    Smart and Skilled First Qual:
    $3280
    Course Fee:
    $14080
    Smart and Skilled Second Qual:
    $3820
    Code:
    MSL40116-01V01-GR-18ULT-002
    View details
    About offering:

    INFORMATION SESSION

    Attend the following information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.

    Wednesday 22 November 2017 or Wednesday 31 January 2018 from 5.30pm to 7.00pm at Ultimo Campus, Main Campus, 651-731 Harris Street, Building F, Level 7, Room 7.25.

    Indicative timetable:

    You will need to attend approximately 10 hours of class a week over 3 nights per week. An indication of how your weekly timetable may look is: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 5:30pm-8:30pm

    How to enrol or apply:

    To apply for this course you must meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled

    GET YOUR UNIQUE STUDENT IDENTIFIER (USI)

    Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit http://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi to request a USI. Remember to add Sydney TAFE to your account via the Manage Permissions page (code: 90003, name: TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute).

    Find out more about applying and enrolling: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/applying-and-enrolling

    Fee information:

    SMART AND SKILLED FEES

    This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

    The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

    For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled.

    PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE

    Instalment payment options are available for this course. For more information, see http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges

    Find out more about financial assistance http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance

    ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

    You will need to purchase your own laboratory coat (around $25),safety glasses/goggles (around $10) and wear fully enclosed, low heeled shoes in the laboratory.

    RECOGNITION

    Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

    Find out more about recognition: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition

    Subjects

    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    MSL934002Apply quality system and continuous improvement processes80
    MSL913001Communicate with other people40
    MSMENV472Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices40
    MSL944001Maintain laboratory or field workplace safety50
    MSL954001Obtain representative samples in accordance with sampling plan40
    MSMENV272Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices30
    MSL943002Participate in laboratory or field workplace safety40
    MSL973004Perform aseptic techniques40
    MSL973001Perform basic tests60
    MSL974006-GRADEDPerform biological procedures130
    MSL974003-GRADEDPerform chemical tests and procedures100
    MSL973008Perform histological procedures40
    MSL973007Perform microscopic examination40
    MSL913002Plan and conduct laboratory/field work40
    MSL974001-GRADEDPrepare, standardise and use solutions100
    MSL924001-GRADEDProcess and interpret data70
    MSL924002Use laboratory application software60

     

     

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