MSL30116

Certificate III in Laboratory Skills

VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETiS)

Course code MSL30116
Start date(s) February
Course lengthPart time: 2 years
Campus Moorabbin
Study mode Part time
International course No
  • Course Overview

    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 will complement and expand your scientific studies by gaining the practical skills and knowledge to assist in collecting and preparing samples to carry out, measure and record results associated with the day-to-day operations within a chemical, biological and physical testing laboratory. You will learn skills in maintaining a laboratory, routine sampling and testing, recording data, and using laboratory computing programs. 

    You will also learn how to prepare cultures, perform sterile techniques and assist with field work. This course will be undertaken in the new state-of-the-art laboratories at Holmesglen Moorabbin where you will have access to equipment that can usually only be found in a technical setting.

  • Course Structure

    To receive this qualification you must complete 6 core units and 7 elective units. Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications.

    Assessment

    Assessment may be a combination of Direct Observation, Written and Verbal questioning, Projects, Reports and Role Plays.

    Subjects

    CodeName
    MSL913001Communicate with other people
    MSL913002Plan and conduct laboratory/field work
    MSL922001Record and present data
    MSL933001Maintain the laboratory/field workplace fit for purpose
    MSL933002Contribute to the achievement of quality objectives
    MSL943002Participate in laboratory or field workplace safety
    MSL953001Receive and prepare samples for testing
    MSL973001Perform basic tests
    MSL973003Prepare culture media
    MSL973004Perform aseptic techniques
    MSL973007Perform microscopic examination
    MSMENV272 Participate in Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices
  • Requirements

    Prerequisites

    When undertaking the course, you must be enrolled as a VCE or VCAL student.

  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    This is a VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETiS) course and is part of your VCE or VCAL program.

    Students who complete MSL30116 Certificate III in Laboratory Skills will be eligible for up to six units of credit towards their VCE: four units at Units 1 and 2 level and a Units 3 and 4 sequence.

    Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for the Units 3 and 4 sequence of VCE VET Laboratory Skills must undertake scored assessment for the purpose of achieving a study score. This study score can contribute directly to the ATAR, either as one of the student's best four studies (the primary four) or as a fifth or sixth study. Where a student elects not to receive a study score for VCE VET Laboratory Skills, no contribution to the ATAR will be available.

    Students wishing to receive a study score for VCE VET Laboratory Skills must undertake scored assessment. This consists of three coursework tasks, worth 66% of the overall study score and an end of year examination, worth 34% of the overall study score. 

    Scored assessment is based on the Units 3 and 4 sequence of MSL30116 Certificate III in Laboratory Skills.

    Pathways

    This course leads to a qualification that articulates directly to further qualifications, including the MSL40116 Certificate IV in Laboratory TechniquesMSL50116 Diploma of Laboratory Technology and MSL60116 Advanced Diploma of Laboratory Operations.

    Career Opportunities

    This course is suitable if you have an interest in biological testing, biotechnology, chemical testing, environmental monitoring, food testing and pathology testing.

  • Dates

    Attendance

    This course is delivered on Wednesdays, 1 pm - 4.30 pm.

  • How to Apply

    Other

    Contact your secondary school.

    Further Advice

    If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:

    VETiS Coordination Centre 
    03 9209 5109
    vetis@holmesglen.edu.au

    Recruitment

    Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf the of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.

    Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.

  • Fees

    Contact your school to discuss fees for VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETiS) courses.

Pathology & Laboratory Testing Open Days

  • 2Nov
    Laboratory Skills
    Chadstone
    OD3090

    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 2 Nov - bookings essential.

    Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road, Chadstone, Vic Australia

  • 2Nov
    Pathology
    Moorabbin
    OD3131

    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 2 Nov - bookings essential.

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

  • 2Nov
    Laboratory Techniques
    Moorabbin
    OD3132

    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 2 Nov - bookings essential.

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