This course develops the practical skills and knowledge essential to performing the role of a Technical Officer or Laboratory Technician. It is suitable for training new employees or developing the skills of existing employees performing specialised scientific-technical tests and sampling in most laboratory industry sectors.
Course components include: accurate written communication, such as procedural and report writing; the ability to develop and refine processes and effective organisation skills.
Students enrolling in the Diploma of Laboratory Technology must have a minimum level of appropriate scientific skills and knowledge.
Entry into this qualification is open to individuals who:
- Hold a Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques
- Hold a relevant Certificate IV or higher-level qualification in a relevant science discipline
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 the 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