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Overview

Course code:

MSL30118

Next available intakes:

February

Course length:

Part Time: 2 years

Campus:

Moorabbin

This Certificate III in Laboratory Skills teaches secondary school students skills in maintaining a laboratory, routine sampling and testing, recording data, and using laboratory computing programs.

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 also learn how to prepare cultures, perform sterile techniques and assist with field work.

The course is delivered in state-of-the-art laboratories at our Moorabbin campus where you will have access to equipment that can usually only be found in a technical setting.

This is a VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETiS) course and can only be completed as part of a VCE or VCAL program.


Course structure

Timetable: Wednesdays 1.30pm - 4.30pm

ASSESSMENT

Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards

SUBJECTS

Code

Name

MSL913003

Communicate with other people

MSL933006

Contribute to the achievement of quality objectives

MSL913004

Plan and conduct laboratory/field work

MSL973014

Prepare working solutions

MSL922001

Record and present data

MSL973016

Perform aseptic techniques

MSL933005

Maintain the laboratory/field workplace fit for purpose

MSL973015

Prepare culture media

MSL943004

Participate in laboratory or field workplace safety

MSL973019

Perform microscopic examination

MSL953003

Receive and prepare samples for testing

MSL973013

Perform basic tests

MSMENV272

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Code Name
MSL913003Communicate with other people
MSL933006Contribute to the achievement of quality objectives
MSL913004Plan and conduct laboratory/field work
MSL973014Prepare working solutions
MSL922001Record and present data
MSL973016Perform aseptic techniques
MSL933005Maintain the laboratory/field workplace fit for purpose
MSL973015Prepare culture media
MSL943004Participate in laboratory or field workplace safety
MSL973019Perform microscopic examination
MSL953003Receive and prepare samples for testing
MSL973013Perform basic tests
MSMENV272Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Entry requirements

Entry through your secondary school.

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

Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.


Outcomes

QUALIFICATION AND RECOGNITION

Students who complete MSL30118 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 per cent f the overall study score and an end of year examination, worth 34 per cent of the overall study score.

Scored assessment is based on the Units 3 and 4 sequence of MSL30118 Certificate III in Laboratory Skills.

PATHWAYS

This course leads to a qualification that articulates directly to further qualifications, including the MSL40118 Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques, MSL50118 Diploma of Laboratory Technology and MSL60118 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.


How to apply

If you have further questions, contact VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETis) Coordination Centre.

T: 03 9209 5109

E: vetis@holmesglen.edu.au


Fees

For VET Delivered to Secondary Students Contact your school to discuss fees.


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Pathology and Laboratory Testing Open Days

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.

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Holmesglen Moorabbin Campus, 488 South Road Moorabbin 3189 Australia

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, 08 Aug

Holmesglen Moorabbin Campus, 488 South Road Moorabbin 3189 Australia

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