Certificate III in Laboratory Skills
VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETiS)
|Course length||Part time: 2 years|
|Study mode||Part time|
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You can apply for this course online through My.Holmesglen. This online application will take around 10 minutes. Your submitted application will be assessed and you will be contacted by the department within three working days.
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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.
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.
AssessmentAssessment may be a combination of Direct Observation, Written and Verbal questioning, Projects, Reports and Role Plays.
Code Name MSL913001 Communicate with other people MSL913002 Plan and conduct laboratory/field work MSL922001 Record and present data MSL933001 Maintain the laboratory/field workplace fit for purpose MSL933002 Contribute to the achievement of quality objectives MSL943002 Participate in laboratory or field workplace safety MSL953001 Receive and prepare samples for testing MSL973001 Perform basic tests MSL973003 Prepare culture media MSL973004 Perform aseptic techniques MSL973007 Perform microscopic examination MSMENV272 Participate in Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices
When undertaking the course, you must be enrolled as a VCE or VCAL student.
Qualification & RecognitionThis 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.
This course leads to a qualification that articulates directly to further qualifications, including the MSL40116 Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques, MSL50116 Diploma of Laboratory Technology and MSL60116 Advanced Diploma of Laboratory Operations.
This course is suitable if you have an interest in biological testing, biotechnology, chemical testing, environmental monitoring, food testing and pathology testing.
This course is delivered on Wednesdays, 1 pm - 4.30 pm.
How to Apply
Contact your secondary school.
If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:
VETiS Coordination Centre
03 9209 5109
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.
Contact your school to discuss fees for VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETiS) courses.