Certificate III in Laboratory Skills

VETiS

Program code MSL30109
Start date(s) February
Program lengthPart time: 2 years
Campus Chadstone
Study mode Part time
International program No
  • Program Overview

    This course is a VET in Schools program 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 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 Chadstone where you will have access to equipment that can usually only be found in a technical setting.

    Download the VETiS Certificate III in Laboratory Skills flyer.

  • Program Structure

    Assessment

    Assessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, tests, examinations and practical application projects.

    Core Subjects

    CodeName
    MSL913001ACommunicate with other people
    MSL922001ARecord and present data
    MSL943002AParticipate in laboratory/ field workplace safety
    MSL913002APlan and conduct laboratory/ field work
    MSL933001AMaintain the laboratory fit for purpose
    MSL933002AContribute to the achievement of quality objectives
    MSL973004APerform aseptic techniques
    MSL973002APrepare working solutions
    MSAENV272AParticipate in environmentally sustainable work practices
    MSL973001APerform basic test
    MSL973007APerform microscopic examinations
    MSL953001AReceive and prepare samples for testing
    MSL973003APrepare culture media
  • Requirements

    Prerequisites

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

    Selection Process

  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    This course is a VET in Schools program and is part of your VCE or VCAL program.

    Students who complete MSL30109 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 MSL30109 Certificate III in Laboratory Skills.

    Pathways

    This program leads to the award of a qualification that articulates directly to further qualifications including the Certificate IV in Laboratory TechniquesDiploma of Laboratory Technology and 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

    Program Commencement

    Attendance

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

  • 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

  • Fees

    Contact your school to discuss fees for VETiS courses.

Pathology & Laboratory Testing Open Days

  • 17Sep
    Laboratory Skills
    Chadstone
    OD1448

    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 17 Sep - bookings essential.

    Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road, Chadstone, Vic Australia

  • 17Sep
    Laboratory Techniques
    Moorabbin
    OD1495

    Do you like the idea of testing, investigating and researching? Are you curious, meticulous and methodical? A career in laboratory technology could be the perfect match for you.

    With access to purpose built facilities, you get the practical experience in simulated work situations, so you are well prepared for your work placements.

    Visit us on Open Day for a formal presentation, starting at 4.30pm, followed by a tour of the biotechnology facilities.

    - , Thu 17 Sep - bookings essential.

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