Certificate III in Laboratory Skills

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  • Objectives
    This an entry level course for people wanting to learn the basic skills of working in a laboratory.
  • Entry requirements
    No formal prerequisites. Year 11 level literacy and numeracy skills preferred.
  • Academic title
    Certificate III in Laboratory Skills
  • Course description
    Key Study Areas      

    Biological, chemical and physical analytical tests, as performed in the respective industries.
    Where     • Bendigo (City Campus)

    Duration Options

    Classes are conducted 2 evenings a week for 38 weeks during school terms.

    For students with an appropriate laboratory workplace, an individual qualification process can be negotiated to include workplace based learning.

    Selection Process    
    • Individual Interview
    • Group Interview

    Employment Opportunities    

    On successfully completing this course you will be eligible for employment in a variety of industries as a technical assistant, including wineries, food processing, industrial manufacturing and environmental monitoring.  

    Further Study Options    

    On completing this course you may apply for enrolment in the Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques and Diploma of Laboratory Technology.


    You will be assessed as part of this course.

    Typical Course Content     (exact details may be obtained from the teaching centre)
    PMLCAL400A        Perform Standard Calibrations
    PMLCOM300B      Communicate With Other People
    PMLDATA200A      Record And Present Data
    PMLDATA400A      Process And Inerpret Data
    PMLMAIN300B      Maintain The Laboratory Fit For Purpose
    PMLMAIN400A      Maintain And Control Stocks
    PMLOHS301B       Work Safely With Instruments That Emit Ionising Radiation
    PMLOHS302A       Participate In Laboratory/Field Workplace Safety
    PMLOHS400A       Maintain Laboratory/Field Workplace Safety
    PMLORG200A       Work Within A Laboratory/Field Workplace (Induction)
    PMLORG301A       Plan And Conduct Laboratory/Field Work
    PMLORG400A       Prepare Practical Science Classes And Demonstrations
    PMLQUAL300B     Contribute To The Achievement Of Quality Objectives
    PMLQUAL301B     Apply Critical Control Point Requirements
    PMLQUAL400B     Contribute To The Ongoing Development Of HACCP Plans
    PMLQUAL401B     Apply Quality System And Continuous Improvement Processes
    PMLSAMP200A     Collect Routine Site Samples
    PMLSAMP201A     Handle And Transport Samples Or Equipment
    PMLSAMP302A     Receive And Prepare Samples For Testing
    PMLSAMP400B     Obtain Representative Samples In Accordance With Sampling Plan
    PMLSAMP401A     Prepare Mineral Samples For Analysis
    PMLSCIG300B      Operate Basic Handblowing Equipment
    PMLSCIG301B      Repair Glass Apparatus Using Simple Glassblowing Equipment
    PMLTEST200A      Conduct Routine Site Measurements
    PMLTEST300B      Perform Basic Tests
    PMLTEST303B      Prepare Working Solutions
    PMLTEST304B      Perform Aseptic Techniques
    PMLTEST306B      Assist With Fieldwork
    PMLTEST307B      Prepare Trial Batches For Evaluation
    PMLTEST308A      Perform Microscopic Examination
    PMLTEST402B      Prepare, Standardise And Use Solutions
    PMLTEST403B      Assist With Geotechnical Site Investigations
    PMLTEST404A      Perform Chemical Tests And Procedures
    PMLTEST405A      Perform Food Test
    PMLTEST406A      Perform Physical Tests
    PMLTEST407A      Perform Biological Procedures
    PMLTEST408A      Undertake Environmental Field-based Monitoring
    PMLTEST409A      Capture And Manage Scientific Images
    PMLTEST410A      Undertake Environmental Field-based, Remote-sensing Monitoring
    PMLTEST411A      Perform Mechanical Tests
    PMLTEST412A      Prepare Tissue And Cell Cultures

    Recognition of Prior Learning    

    Recognition of your current qualifications and prior learning: BRIT has processes to give you credit for relevant units from your prior study, and to assess your prior learning against units in a course.

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