Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques

 
Qualification:
Certificate IV   NRT
Course no:
MSL40116-01V01
National code:
MSL40116
Start date:
Mon 30 Jan 2017
 –   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

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    Entry requirements

    There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

    Enrol at any location

    Ultimo
    Full Time
    Part Time Evening
    Course start:
    Mon 30 Jan 2017
    Course duration:
    1 Year
    Financial Assistance:
    Smart & Skilled
    Attendance:
    20 Hours per week
    Smart and Skilled Second Qual:
    $3820
    Course Fee:
    $12800
    Smart and Skilled First Qual:
    $3280
    Code:
    MSL40116-01V01-17ULT-002
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    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, 7 December 2016 OR Wednesday 18 January 2017 from 10:00am to 12:00pm, Ultimo College, Main Campus, 651-731 Harris Street, Building F, Level 7, Room 7.25.

    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, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30am to 16:30pm, however this may change.

    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 a laboratory coat ($20-25), safety goggles ($10-$15) and a scientific calculator ($20-$25), permanent marker ($2) and need to wear fully covered, low heeled shoes.

    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

    Other Information:

    Students must also attend the rest of orientation week on Wednesday, 1 February 2017 from 9:30am to 16:30pm unill Friday 3 February, 2017

    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
    MSL974006Perform biological procedures130
    MSL974003Perform chemical tests and procedures100
    MSL973008Perform histological procedures40
    MSL973007Perform microscopic examination40
    MSL913002Plan and conduct laboratory/field work40
    MSL974001Prepare, standardise and use solutions100
    MSL924001Process and interpret data70
    MSL924002Use laboratory application software60
    Course start:
    Mon 30 Jan 2017
    Course duration:
    18 Months
    Financial Assistance:
    Smart & Skilled
    Attendance:
    10 Hours per week
    Course Fee:
    $12800
    Smart and Skilled Second Qual:
    $3820
    Smart and Skilled First Qual:
    $3280
    Code:
    MSL40116-01V01-17ULT-100
    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, 25 January 2017, from 5:30pm to 7:00pm at Ultimo College, 651-731 Harris Street, Building F, Level 7, Room F7.25.

    Indicative timetable:

    You will need to attend approximately 10 hours of class a week, 3 nights of classes and 1.5 to 2 days online learning for the first semester and 2 nights face to face and 1.5 to 2 days online learning for the second and third semeters.

    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 a laboratory coat ($20-25), safety goggles ($10-$15) and a scientific calculator ($20-$25), permanent marker ($2) and need to wear fully covered, low heeled shoes.

    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

    Other Information:

    Typical timetable will be Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm or 7:30pm for semester 1 and two nights a week from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm for semesters 2 and 3.

    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
    MSL974006Perform biological procedures130
    MSL974003Perform chemical tests and procedures100
    MSL973008Perform histological procedures40
    MSL973007Perform microscopic examination40
    MSL913002Plan and conduct laboratory/field work40
    MSL974001Prepare, standardise and use solutions100
    MSL924001Process and interpret data70
    MSL924002Use laboratory application software60

     

     

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