MSL40118 Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques

National ID
MSL40118
WA Course Code
BDV3
CRICOS code
0100001
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Why choose this course?

Broaden your laboratory skills with this qualification. This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to work as a technical assistant, technician or instrument operator.

You will learn about quality control, performance of instrumental and non-instrumental tests, standardisation and the use of solutions.

This course will teach you how to carry out experiments, take measurements, use scientific equipment, record results and present them for critical analysis. You will also learn about occupational health and safety (OHS) and safe laboratory practices both in the field and in the laboratory. You will get an opportunity to work autonomously or as part of a team to perform a variety of tasks such as developing basic formulas and production mixes, how to follow instructions and recipes and be precise and meticulous when undertaking projects.

Laboratory work is undertaken across a range of industries such as food, manufacturing, construction, mining, heavy industry, commodities, education, environmental, scientific, medical and therapeutic products sectors.

After completing this course, you have the opportunity to continue your studies by enrolling in MSL50118 Diploma of Laboratory Technology.

Career opportunities

  • Field Assistant
  • Instrument Operator
  • Laboratory Assistant
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Sampler and Tester

  • An IELTS score (academic) of 5.5 with no band score less than 5.0 or equivalent.

  • Equivalent to Australian Year 11.

  • OR Completion of MSL30118 Certificate III in Laboratory Skills is required for entry into this course.

Please refer to the Non-Tuition Fees section of your Letter of Offer for any additional requirements where a cost may be incurred.

Your study options

Semester 2, 2023

Duration | 1 semester
When | Semester 2, 2023
Where | North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $6,240
  • Resources fee: $300
  • Materials fee: $200

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course, however this course is mostly delivered in a simulated laboratory setting with organised field trips to sampling sites and workplaces.

Year 11
MSL40118 Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques - BDV3
2 semesters

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 15 units. These 15 are comprised of 5 core units and 10 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • MSL924003 Process and interpret data
  • MSL934004 Maintain and calibrate instruments and equipment
  • MSL934006 Apply quality system and continuous improvement processes
  • MSL944002 Maintain laboratory or field workplace safety
  • MSL953003 Receive and prepare samples for testing
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • MSL913004 Plan and conduct laboratory/field work
  • MSL924004 Use laboratory application software
  • MSL954005 Prepare mineral samples for analysis
  • MSL973013 Perform basic tests
  • MSL973016 Perform aseptic techniques
  • MSL973019 Perform microscopic examination
  • MSL974016 Perform physical and mechanical tests
  • MSL974017 Prepare, standardise and use solutions
  • MSL974019 Perform chemical tests and procedures
  • MSL974021 Perform biological procedures

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include written tests, oral questions, direct observation of practical activities including role plays, assignments such as projects, evidence portfolios and case studies, and third party assessment. These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines.  Detailed Information is provided in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency.  Assessors use the matrix to ensure assessments are spread across the duration of the course rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.  Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, training manuals, PowerPoint presentations, and lecture notes.         Facilities and equipment may include access to computer labs, fully equipped laboratories, and instrumentation and specialised equipment such as analytical balances, autoclaves, auto-pipettes, biohazard cabinets, Bunsen Burners, microscopes, digital cameras, test kits, sampling equipment, thermometers, and disposable equipment.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 2, 2023

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 2, 2023
Where | North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $12,480
  • Resources fee: $600
  • Materials fee: $400

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course, however this course is mostly delivered in a simulated laboratory setting with organised field trips to sampling sites and workplaces.

Year 11
MSL40118 Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques - BDV3
2 semesters

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 15 units. These 15 are comprised of 5 core units and 10 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • MSL924003 Process and interpret data
  • MSL934004 Maintain and calibrate instruments and equipment
  • MSL934006 Apply quality system and continuous improvement processes
  • MSL944002 Maintain laboratory or field workplace safety
  • MSL953003 Receive and prepare samples for testing
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • MSL913004 Plan and conduct laboratory/field work
  • MSL924004 Use laboratory application software
  • MSL954005 Prepare mineral samples for analysis
  • MSL973013 Perform basic tests
  • MSL973016 Perform aseptic techniques
  • MSL973019 Perform microscopic examination
  • MSL974016 Perform physical and mechanical tests
  • MSL974017 Prepare, standardise and use solutions
  • MSL974019 Perform chemical tests and procedures
  • MSL974021 Perform biological procedures

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include written tests, oral questions, direct observation of practical activities including role plays, assignments such as projects, evidence portfolios and case studies, and third party assessment. These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines.  Detailed Information is provided in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency.  Assessors use the matrix to ensure assessments are spread across the duration of the course rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.  Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, training manuals, PowerPoint presentations, and lecture notes.         Facilities and equipment may include access to computer labs, fully equipped laboratories, and instrumentation and specialised equipment such as analytical balances, autoclaves, auto-pipettes, biohazard cabinets, Bunsen Burners, microscopes, digital cameras, test kits, sampling equipment, thermometers, and disposable equipment.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2024

Duration | 1 semester
When | Semester 1, 2024
Where | North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $6,240
  • Resources fee: $300
  • Materials fee: $200

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course, however this course is mostly delivered in a simulated laboratory setting with organised field trips to sampling sites and workplaces.

Year 11
MSL40118 Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques - BDV3
2 semesters

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 15 units. These 15 are comprised of 5 core units and 10 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • MSL924003 Process and interpret data
  • MSL934004 Maintain and calibrate instruments and equipment
  • MSL934006 Apply quality system and continuous improvement processes
  • MSL944002 Maintain laboratory or field workplace safety
  • MSL953003 Receive and prepare samples for testing
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • MSL913004 Plan and conduct laboratory/field work
  • MSL924004 Use laboratory application software
  • MSL954005 Prepare mineral samples for analysis
  • MSL973013 Perform basic tests
  • MSL973016 Perform aseptic techniques
  • MSL973019 Perform microscopic examination
  • MSL974016 Perform physical and mechanical tests
  • MSL974017 Prepare, standardise and use solutions
  • MSL974019 Perform chemical tests and procedures
  • MSL974021 Perform biological procedures

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include written tests, oral questions, direct observation of practical activities including role plays, assignments such as projects, evidence portfolios and case studies, and third party assessment. These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines.  Detailed Information is provided in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency.  Assessors use the matrix to ensure assessments are spread across the duration of the course rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.  Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, training manuals, PowerPoint presentations, and lecture notes.         Facilities and equipment may include access to computer labs, fully equipped laboratories, and instrumentation and specialised equipment such as analytical balances, autoclaves, auto-pipettes, biohazard cabinets, Bunsen Burners, microscopes, digital cameras, test kits, sampling equipment, thermometers, and disposable equipment.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 2, 2024

Duration | 1 semester
When | Semester 2, 2024
Where | North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $6,240
  • Resources fee: $300
  • Materials fee: $200

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course, however this course is mostly delivered in a simulated laboratory setting with organised field trips to sampling sites and workplaces.

Year 11
MSL40118 Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques - BDV3
2 semesters

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 15 units. These 15 are comprised of 5 core units and 10 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • MSL924003 Process and interpret data
  • MSL934004 Maintain and calibrate instruments and equipment
  • MSL934006 Apply quality system and continuous improvement processes
  • MSL944002 Maintain laboratory or field workplace safety
  • MSL953003 Receive and prepare samples for testing
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • MSL913004 Plan and conduct laboratory/field work
  • MSL924004 Use laboratory application software
  • MSL954005 Prepare mineral samples for analysis
  • MSL973013 Perform basic tests
  • MSL973016 Perform aseptic techniques
  • MSL973019 Perform microscopic examination
  • MSL974016 Perform physical and mechanical tests
  • MSL974017 Prepare, standardise and use solutions
  • MSL974019 Perform chemical tests and procedures
  • MSL974021 Perform biological procedures

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include written tests, oral questions, direct observation of practical activities including role plays, assignments such as projects, evidence portfolios and case studies, and third party assessment. These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines.  Detailed Information is provided in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency.  Assessors use the matrix to ensure assessments are spread across the duration of the course rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.  Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, training manuals, PowerPoint presentations, and lecture notes.         Facilities and equipment may include access to computer labs, fully equipped laboratories, and instrumentation and specialised equipment such as analytical balances, autoclaves, auto-pipettes, biohazard cabinets, Bunsen Burners, microscopes, digital cameras, test kits, sampling equipment, thermometers, and disposable equipment.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 2, 2024

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 2, 2024
Where | North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $12,480
  • Resources fee: $600
  • Materials fee: $400

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course, however this course is mostly delivered in a simulated laboratory setting with organised field trips to sampling sites and workplaces.

Year 11
MSL40118 Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques - BDV3
2 semesters

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 15 units. These 15 are comprised of 5 core units and 10 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • MSL924003 Process and interpret data
  • MSL934004 Maintain and calibrate instruments and equipment
  • MSL934006 Apply quality system and continuous improvement processes
  • MSL944002 Maintain laboratory or field workplace safety
  • MSL953003 Receive and prepare samples for testing
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • MSL913004 Plan and conduct laboratory/field work
  • MSL924004 Use laboratory application software
  • MSL954005 Prepare mineral samples for analysis
  • MSL973013 Perform basic tests
  • MSL973016 Perform aseptic techniques
  • MSL973019 Perform microscopic examination
  • MSL974016 Perform physical and mechanical tests
  • MSL974017 Prepare, standardise and use solutions
  • MSL974019 Perform chemical tests and procedures
  • MSL974021 Perform biological procedures

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include written tests, oral questions, direct observation of practical activities including role plays, assignments such as projects, evidence portfolios and case studies, and third party assessment. These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines.  Detailed Information is provided in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency.  Assessors use the matrix to ensure assessments are spread across the duration of the course rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.  Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, training manuals, PowerPoint presentations, and lecture notes.         Facilities and equipment may include access to computer labs, fully equipped laboratories, and instrumentation and specialised equipment such as analytical balances, autoclaves, auto-pipettes, biohazard cabinets, Bunsen Burners, microscopes, digital cameras, test kits, sampling equipment, thermometers, and disposable equipment.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2025

Duration | 1 semester
When | Semester 1, 2025
Where | North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $6,240
  • Resources fee: $300
  • Materials fee: $200

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course, however this course is mostly delivered in a simulated laboratory setting with organised field trips to sampling sites and workplaces.

Year 11
MSL40118 Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques - BDV3
2 semesters

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 15 units. These 15 are comprised of 5 core units and 10 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • MSL924003 Process and interpret data
  • MSL934004 Maintain and calibrate instruments and equipment
  • MSL934006 Apply quality system and continuous improvement processes
  • MSL944002 Maintain laboratory or field workplace safety
  • MSL953003 Receive and prepare samples for testing
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • MSL913004 Plan and conduct laboratory/field work
  • MSL924004 Use laboratory application software
  • MSL954005 Prepare mineral samples for analysis
  • MSL973013 Perform basic tests
  • MSL973016 Perform aseptic techniques
  • MSL973019 Perform microscopic examination
  • MSL974016 Perform physical and mechanical tests
  • MSL974017 Prepare, standardise and use solutions
  • MSL974019 Perform chemical tests and procedures
  • MSL974021 Perform biological procedures

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include written tests, oral questions, direct observation of practical activities including role plays, assignments such as projects, evidence portfolios and case studies, and third party assessment. These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines.  Detailed Information is provided in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency.  Assessors use the matrix to ensure assessments are spread across the duration of the course rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.  Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, training manuals, PowerPoint presentations, and lecture notes.         Facilities and equipment may include access to computer labs, fully equipped laboratories, and instrumentation and specialised equipment such as analytical balances, autoclaves, auto-pipettes, biohazard cabinets, Bunsen Burners, microscopes, digital cameras, test kits, sampling equipment, thermometers, and disposable equipment.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2025

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2025
Where | North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $12,480
  • Resources fee: $600
  • Materials fee: $400

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course, however this course is mostly delivered in a simulated laboratory setting with organised field trips to sampling sites and workplaces.

Year 11
MSL40118 Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques - BDV3
2 semesters

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 15 units. These 15 are comprised of 5 core units and 10 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • MSL924003 Process and interpret data
  • MSL934004 Maintain and calibrate instruments and equipment
  • MSL934006 Apply quality system and continuous improvement processes
  • MSL944002 Maintain laboratory or field workplace safety
  • MSL953003 Receive and prepare samples for testing
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • MSL913004 Plan and conduct laboratory/field work
  • MSL924004 Use laboratory application software
  • MSL954005 Prepare mineral samples for analysis
  • MSL973013 Perform basic tests
  • MSL973016 Perform aseptic techniques
  • MSL973019 Perform microscopic examination
  • MSL974016 Perform physical and mechanical tests
  • MSL974017 Prepare, standardise and use solutions
  • MSL974019 Perform chemical tests and procedures
  • MSL974021 Perform biological procedures

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include written tests, oral questions, direct observation of practical activities including role plays, assignments such as projects, evidence portfolios and case studies, and third party assessment. These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines.  Detailed Information is provided in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency.  Assessors use the matrix to ensure assessments are spread across the duration of the course rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.  Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, training manuals, PowerPoint presentations, and lecture notes.         Facilities and equipment may include access to computer labs, fully equipped laboratories, and instrumentation and specialised equipment such as analytical balances, autoclaves, auto-pipettes, biohazard cabinets, Bunsen Burners, microscopes, digital cameras, test kits, sampling equipment, thermometers, and disposable equipment.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

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Last updated on November 19, 2022