This course is designed to give existing and new workers an opportunity to train to the specialised roles as a Laboratory Assistant/Technician in a Pathology Laboratory.
Technical assistants undertake a wide range of sampling and testing that require the application of a broad range of technical skills and some scientific knowledge.
Students enrolling in Certificate IV Laboratory Techniques must be employed in a laboratory role and have at least 2 years’ experience in the role or a similar role. There are also pre-requisite units that need to be completed prior to undertaking some units of competency in this qualification.
Vocational Training Services provide individuals with Learner Guides, Assessment Tools and Workshop handouts, however, all other resources (such as laboratory equipment) will be utilised from individual’s workplace.
The Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process involves the collection of relevant evidence to meet the assessment requirements outlined within the qualification. Once the criteria is met, the qualification can be awarded.
The process is not intended to be time-consuming or require a laborious search for historical evidence. Most of the assessment involves direct interview and observation related to your employment and collection of paper-based evidence to support your nomination.
Undertaking this mode of assessment can be advantageous to those candidates who have:
- Previous industry qualifications
- Previous incomplete qualifications
- Relevant industry experience
- Relevant employment skills