The Certificate IV In Laboratory Techniques provides you with training in all aspects of laboratory operations, including occupational health and safety (OHS), analytical instrumentation, laboratory management systems, chemistry, microscopy and biological techniques.
Career opportunities, include:
- Laboratory assistant or technician in medical, environmental, industrial, food, educational or commercial laboratories.
Pathways to further study:
- MSL50118 Diploma of Laboratory Technology
Studying the Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques at Holmesglen
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 will prepare you to confidently start your career in a laboratory.
Holmesglen graduates are well regarded in the industry and are employed in the pathology, food, environmental, education and research industries.
After the successful completion of all units in the Certificate IV in Laboratory techniques course, students will have the option of consolidating their training by way of a, non-compulsory work placement, under the direct supervision by industry professionals. Students who opt to take up a work placement will also need to provide Holmesglen with a current police check and a Volunteer Working with Children’s Check.
Full Time: 3 days a week for 1 year. 9am- 5pm
||Process and interpret data
||Prepare practical science classes and demonstrations
||Use laboratory application software
||Receive and prepare samples for testing
||Maintain and calibrate instruments and equipment
||Perform chemical tests and procedures
||Maintain laboratory or field workplace safety
||Perform biological procedures
||Perform aseptic techniques
||Perform microscopic examination
||Prepare, standardise and use solutions
||Perform tissue and cell culture techniques
||Relate anatomical and physiological features to laboratory samples
||Apply quality system and continuous improvement processes
||Perform histological procedures
| Code || Name |
|MSL924003||Process and interpret data|
|MSL914002||Prepare practical science classes and demonstrations|
|MSL924004||Use laboratory application software|
|MSL953003||Receive and prepare samples for testing|
|MSL934004||Maintain and calibrate instruments and equipment|
|MSL974019||Perform chemical tests and procedures|
|MSL944002||Maintain laboratory or field workplace safety|
|MSL974021||Perform biological procedures|
|MSL973016||Perform aseptic techniques|
|MSL973019||Perform microscopic examination|
|MSL974017||Prepare, standardise and use solutions|
|MSL975033||Perform tissue and cell culture techniques|
|MSL954003||Relate anatomical and physiological features to laboratory samples|
|MSL934006||Apply quality system and continuous improvement processes|
|MSL973020||Perform histological procedures|
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.
Satisfactory completion of Year 12 level studies or the overseas equivalent, with good passes - "credit" level of higher in all subjects recommended.
English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 5.5 (Academic). with no individual bandscore less than 5.5
Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
Qualification and recognition
On completion, you will receive the nationally recognised MSL40118 - Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques.
How to apply
Apply via agent
Holmesglen recommends international students apply through one of our accredited student recruitment agents. This will assist you in the preparation of all application documents and ensure that you are well counselled on the Australian Government's Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirements for International students. Further information of the GTE requirements is available at: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au.
To find out more, visit How to Apply for International Students.
If you have further questions about your application, please contact our International Centre:
T: 03 9564 1703
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf 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.
|Course Fee||$15,900.00||per annum|
|Non Tuition Costs*
*Includes but is not limited to living costs, overseas student health cover insurance premium and visa fees. Additional living costs apply for spouse/de facto and dependent children.
All fees are indicative only. Holmesglen reviews its tuition fees and charges annually. You will be required to pay the current fee that applies from the beginning of the next study period.
An additional administration fee may apply where the application is submitted directly to Holmesglen and not through a Holmesglen-approved education agent.
View detailed information on fees, payments and refunds here
Tuition Fee Protection Service
The Tuition Protection Service (TPS) is an initiative of the Australian Government to assist international students whose education providers are unable to fully deliver their course of study for which tuition fees are paid. Read more about the TPS here