Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques

National code: MSL40118 | WA course code: BDV3 | CRICOS code: 0100001

TAFE International Western Australia (TIWA) is the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) provider, for the delivery of training to international students, enrolled in a TAFE course in Western Australia. This nationally recognised course is delivered by a Western Australian TAFE college on TIWA's behalf. TIWA retains responsibility for the quality of the training and assessment delivered by the TAFE colleges and for the issue of certification documentation to students.

Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques

About this course

Build your skills in the laboratory techniques field by enrolling into the Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques. 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 can continue your studies by enrolling into the Diploma of Laboratory Technology.

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Admission requirements

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

  • Equivalent to Australian Year 11.

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Resource fees

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Material fees

​The Materials fee includes any item that remains the property of a student after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc... This fee is paid to your college at enrolment.

Additional information

Career opportunities

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