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MSL40122 - Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques

Aimed At:
This qualification covers work activities undertaken by workers who perform a range of laboratory techniques, including manual, semi-automated and fully automated, to collect and prepare samples in a laboratory. They conduct a wide range of basic, and limited range of specialist tests across a variety of industry sectors. Workers may be required to assist other personnel to solve technical problems and to adjust formulations and production mixes. They may also train them to collect samples and conduct basic tests reliably.
Workers have responsibility for their own outputs according to established procedures. Work is carried out according to established procedures often under the direction and supervision of laboratory or quality managers, or scientific/medical professionals. Work is normally subject to frequent progress and quality checks.
Typical occupational outcomes from this qualification are:
  • Laboratory technicians
  • Technical assistant
Pathways & Opportunities:
This qualification is aimed at existing workers. Further training pathways from this qualification include MSL50122 Diploma of Laboratory Technology.

Course Outcome:
MSL40122 Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques

Entry Requirements:
Participants should already be employed within the laboratory sector.

Resources Required:
It is recommended that you have access to a reliable Internet connection to access FS Alliances online learning system aXcelerate, and a computer or device with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat Reader.
You are responsible for meeting the minimum occupational health and safety requirements in practical assessments. This includes having access to and wearing appropriate attire including workplace specific PPE, appropriate clothing, safety footwear as per the workplace policy. More details will be provided after enrolment or during induction.

Assessment Method:
Assessment will be conducted via a number of different assessments, for example, written assessment (Quiz), workplace observation, and verification by supervisor/employer.

Fee for Service - $7,500
Queensland Government User Choice– See units for Student contribution fees* - Note eligibility criteria needs to be met to receive funding. Refer to www.fsalliance.edu.au for further details, including any tuition fee exemptions that may apply and the eligibility criteria

Enrolments are taken all year.

Applicants accepted Australia Wide.

Study Mode:
  • Workplace – face to Face
  • Work in industry
  • Blended (Face-to-Face and Online using aXcelerate)
Credit Transfer:
We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

12 Months

Requirements for Completion of the Qualification
The following provides the packaging rules for this qualification, followed by the list of relevant units of competency.
To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:
Total number of units = 16
  • 4 core units
  • 12 elective units, consisting of:
    • at least 1 unit from Group A
    • at least 7 additional units from Group A or B
    • 4 units from the electives listed below or any endorsed Training Package or accredited course – these units must be relevant to the work outcome.
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