Full Time: 1 year
, Part Time: 2 years
The Diploma of Laboratory Technology will provide you with the skills and knowledge to gain employment as a laboratory technician.
The course is delivered at Holmesglen's specialised pathology and biotechnology education facility, where an emphasis is placed on practical training.
A project-based learning approach will allow you to apply your skills to real-world problems.
You will also benefit from the opportunity to contribute to the International DNA bar-coding project run from our rural learning centre, where you will partake in recording DNA profiles of a range of species.
Our graduates are well regarded by industry, and are employed across many industries, including pathology, food, environmental, education and research.
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.
Process and interpret data
Use laboratory application software
Analyse data and report results
Maintain and calibrate instruments and equipment
Monitor the quality of test results and data
Apply routine spectrometric techniques
Plan and conduct laboratory/field work
Relate anatomical and physiological features to laboratory samples
Perform histological tests
Perform tissue and cell culture techniques
Perform molecular biology tests and procedures
Perform microbiological tests
Perform haematological tests
Apply electrophoretic techniques
Apply routine chromatographic techniques
Completion of the Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques.
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
After completing this course, you will receive the Diploma of Laboratory Technology.
Graduates are eligible for membership with the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, Australian Society for Microbiology and the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists.
Graduates with a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 out of 4.0 are guaranteed entry with one-year credit into the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine) at RMIT, where they can qualify as a medical laboratory scientist.
The RMIT Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine) is the only degree professionally accredited by the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists in Victoria.
- laboratory technician
- pathology technician
- technical officer
- research officer.
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.
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