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MSL50122 - Diploma of Laboratory Technology

This qualification covers work activities undertaken by workers who apply a range of laboratory technologies to conduct scientific-technical tests in most industry sectors, utilising specialist technical knowledge. They conduct a wide range of routine and complex, specialised tests where atypical samples may be involved and the instrumentation used has a wide range of operating variables. Workers communicate sample requirements to other personnel and may liaise with suppliers to troubleshoot product non-conformance. They may also demonstrate methods to others and train team members to collect samples and conduct basic tests reliably.
Workers contribute to the modification of standard operating procedures (SOPs) and enterprise methods when necessary and they may also have a role in the planning of schedules and monitoring of resources in their work area. Work is carried out according to established procedures, often under the management of laboratory or quality managers, or scientific/medical professionals.
Typical occupational outcomes from this qualification are:
  • Laboratory technician
  • Technical officer
Pathways & Opportunities:
This qualification is aimed at existing workers. Further training pathways from this qualification include MSL60122 Advanced Diploma of Laboratory Management and entry into a Degree program.

Course Outcome:
MSL50122 Diploma of Laboratory Technology

Entry Requirements:
Participants should already be employed within the laboratory sector.
Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who:
  • hold a Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques
  • hold a Certificate IV or higher-level qualification in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) discipline
  • can provide evidence of technical laboratory skills, knowledge and employment experience.
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 - $11,500

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 = 18
  • 5 core units
  • 12 elective units, consisting of:
    • at least 7 units from any of the elective lists below, including at least 5 units coded at 5000 or above
    • 6 additional units from any of the elective lists below, any endorsed Training Package or accredited course – these units must be relevant to the work outcome.
Any combination of electives that meets the rules above can be selected for the award of the MSL50122 Diploma of Laboratory Technology. Where appropriate, electives may be packaged to provide a qualification with a specialisation.
Packaging for each specialisation :
  • At least 6 Group D electives must be selected for award of the Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Food)
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Upcoming Programs

Name Course Start Date Course End Date
MSL50122 | Diploma of Laboratory Technology 01/05/2023 29/12/2023