Pathology & Laboratory TestingCourses

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Does the idea of testing, investigating and researching get your heart racing? Are you curious, meticulous and methodical? A career in pathology and laboratory testing could be the perfect match for you.

Our classes are taught in our specialised pathology and biotechnology education facility, which is considered to be among the best in Victoria. You will be taught by expert teachers in small class sizes, where the focus is on giving you practical hands on training. Throughout your studies, you will be able to take skills that you have learnt and apply them to real life situations.

Holmesglen is considered the trainer of choice by Melbourne Pathology and St Vincent's Hospital, so as a graduate you can be confident that your skills and knowledge are highly regarded by employers.

A qualification in pathology or laboratory techniques is also a great pathway to other courses in the science field.

Courses available (5)

Certificate III

  • Laboratory Skills
    Chadstone
    Certificate III in Laboratory Skills Holmesglen TAFE
    MSL30109
    • Start April / October

    This Training Package is currently under review. A new implementation should be available early in 2017.If you have not previously undertaken study in science, or would like to refresh your skills and science knowledge, this course is designed for you. This course equips you with a qualification which will prepare you with the skills to work in a variety of laboratories.Laboratory assistants can work in food, school and industrial laboratories. You will learn skills in [...]

  • International
    Pathology Collection
    Moorabbin
    Certificate III in Pathology Collection Holmesglen TAFE
    HLT37215
    • Start January / February / April / June / July / August

    If you would like to work in the health sector in a growing field with excellent employment outcomes, this course could be for you. It provides you with the knowledge and skills to seek employment as a pathology collector in the private pathology sector, medical clinics and the hospital setting.You will be trained in areas including phlebotomy (blood collection), infection control, ECG, first aid, customer service, work organisation and medical terminology. This course is delivered [...]

Certificate IV

  • International
    Laboratory Techniques
    Moorabbin
    Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques Holmesglen TAFE
    MSL40116
    • Start February / July

    This course provides you with training in all aspects of laboratory operations, including occupational health and safety (OHS), analytical instrumentation, computing, chemistry, microscopy and biological techniques. Learn from our experienced teaching staff, who all hold postgraduate qualifications across a variety of science disciplines. The course is delivered in Holmesglen's specialised pathology and biotechnology education facility, where an emphasis is placed on practical training. Our instrumentation is reflective of what you will use in industry, and [...]

Diploma

  • International
    Laboratory Technology
    Moorabbin
    Diploma of Laboratory Technology Holmesglen TAFE
    MSL50116
    • Start February / July

    This course will provide you with the required skills and knowledge to gain employment opportunities as a laboratory technician.The course is delivered at Holmesglen's specialised pathology and biotechnology education facility, where an emphasis is placed on practical training. A project based learning approach will allow you to apply your skills to real world problems. Benefit from the opportunity of contributing to the International DNA bar-coding project run from our rural learning centre, where you will [...]

Programs for Secondary School Students

  • Laboratory Skills
    Chadstone
    Certificate III in Laboratory Skills Holmesglen TAFE
    MSL30109
    • Start February

    This is a VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETiS) course and can only be completed as part of your VCE or VCAL program.During this course, you can complement and expand your scientific studies by gaining the practical skills and knowledge to assist in collecting and preparing samples and to carry out, measure and record results of experiments in the physical, chemical, biological or life sciences. You will learn skills in maintaining a laboratory, routine [...]

Pathology & Laboratory Testing Open Days

  • 22Jun
    Laboratory Techniques
    Moorabbin
    OD2895

    Visit us on Open Day for a formal presentation at 4.30pm on the laboratory industry, followed by a tour of our facilities. Please arrive at the starting time to ensure you don’t miss any vital information. Session will conclude after the tour.

    - , Thu 22 Jun - bookings essential.

    Holmesglen Moorabbin Campus, 488 South Road, Moorabbin, Vic Australia

  • 22Jun
    Laboratory Skills
    Chadstone
    OD2894

    Looking to gain confidence in the field of science?

    If you have not previously undertaken study in science, or would like to refresh your skills and science knowledge, the Certificate III in Laboratory Skills is designed for you. This program equips you with a qualification which will prepare you with the skills to work in a variety of laboratories.

    Visit us on Open Day for a presentation highlighting pathway options and course information followed by a tour of the biotechnology facilities. Please arrive at the starting time to ensure you don’t miss any vital information. Session will conclude after the tour.

    - , Thu 22 Jun - bookings essential.

    Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road, Chadstone, Vic Australia

  • 22Jun
    Pathology
    Moorabbin
    OD2892

    At Holmesglen we teach you the skills and knowledge to seek employment as a pathology collector.

    Visit us on Open Day for a formal presentation on the pathology industry, followed by a tour of our specialised state of the art facilities. Meet our expert teachers who will explain how you can graduate work ready and apply your skills to real life situations.

    - , Thu 22 Jun - bookings essential.

    Holmesglen Moorabbin Campus, 488 South Road, Moorabbin, Vic Australia

Virtual Tour Pathology Laboratory

Take a tour of our Pathology Laboratory and see the great facilities you could be working with.

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