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Overview

Course code:

MSL50118

CRICOS:

098102F

Start date(s):

February, July

Course length:

Full Time: 1 year , Part Time: 2 years

Campus:

Moorabbin

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.


Course structure

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

MSL924003

Process and interpret data

MSL924004

Use laboratory application software

MSL925004

Analyse data and report results

MSL934004

Maintain and calibrate instruments and equipment

MSL935007

Monitor the quality of test results and data

MSL975048

Apply routine spectrometric techniques

MSL913004

Plan and conduct laboratory/field work

MSL954003

Relate anatomical and physiological features to laboratory samples

MSL975029

Perform histological tests

MSL975033

Perform tissue and cell culture techniques

MSL975034

Perform molecular biology tests and procedures

MSL975035

Perform microbiological tests

MSL975036

Perform haematological tests

MSL975039

Apply electrophoretic techniques

MSL975040

Apply routine chromatographic techniques


Entry requirements

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.


Outcomes

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.

PATHWAYS

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.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

- laboratory technician
- pathology technician
- biotechnician
- 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

E: intl@holmesglen.edu.au

RECRUITMENT

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.


Fees

Type

Cost

International Fee

$15,500.00


Enquire online

Contact details

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.

- , Thu, 14 Mar - bookings essential.

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, 14 Mar - bookings essential.

Holmesglen Moorabbin Campus, 488 South Road Moorabbin 3189 Australia

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