Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques

Box Hill Institute

This qualification is part of the Laboratory Operations Training Package. It covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a range of laboratory techniques to conduct tests and sampling in a variety of industry sectors. Employment outcomes include technical assistants, technicians, instrument operators and similar personnel. They undertake a wide range of sampling and testing that requires the application of a broad range of technical skills and some scientific knowledge. Although work is conducted generally in a laboratory, they often work closely with other personnel throughout the workplace and with suppliers. They may assist other personnel to solve technical problems and to adjust formulations and production mixes. They may also train them to collect samples and conduct basic tests reliably. The work involves similar tasks within one scientific discipline with occasional peak periods and some interruptions.

Course Fee:

$13,613.00

Entry Requirements:

No minimum education; Prerequisite units may apply to some electives.

Structure:

17 units: 6 core; 11 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices; Communicate with other people; Plan and conduct laboratory/field work; Process and interpret data; Apply quality system and continuous improvement processes; Participate in laboratory/field workplace safety. Plus electives.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 02411J

Related Careers:

Laboratory Worker,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Box Hill No info Yes Full time 1 year
Box Hill No info Yes Part time 1.5 years

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At Box Hill Institute, you’re not just a number. Our smaller class sizes mean you’ll get the support you need to succeed in your studies. We keep our higher education courses practical, with a strong focus on job skills to ensure graduates have the abilities that employers require in their particular industry. When you study with us, it’s not just about the journey. We want you to graduate with genuine job opportunities. That’s why eight in 10 Box Hill Institute graduates are employed or pursuing further study within six months of graduating*.

We focus on future proofing our students’ careers by offering higher education qualifications and pathways in exciting growth areas like cyber security, aviation and 3D manufacturing. Our teachers are all expert practitioners with relevant experience and careers in their teaching areas. They bring a wealth of knowledge about their industry, the realities of various career paths and the areas you need to focus on to succeed.

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  • music (applied business, composition, audio production, performance, sound production)
  • commerce (accounting and international business) 
  • community services
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  • early childhood (education and care)
  • hospitality management
  • library and information management
  • science and biotechnology (biosecurity, and science and biotechnology)
  • computer systems.

At Box Hill Institute, you’ll gain industry connections and have work placement opportunities while you study. Many of our undergraduate courses are aligned to career paths that have been defined by the industry sectors we work with, so the courses are relevant and industry-specific. 

Studying with us means that you’ll have access to some of the most state-of-the-art facilities in the country — from our high-tech recording studios to our working restaurant, where chefs Guy Grossi, George Calombaris and Curtis Stone trained. We operate a Nursing Skills Centre of Excellence, the Pets on Elgar veterinary training centre, information technology labs and our $41 million Integrated Technology Hub — the first of its kind. Our Lilydale Lakeside Campus operates a Tech School, an e-learning centre, a business incubator, a childcare centre, conference facilities, and accommodation. Soon it will open an Edutainment Centre.

Other campus facilities include cafeterias, student lounges, childcare services and libraries. We offer a number of student services, including employment assistance, counselling and a disability liaison service, and support for Indigenous students. We also offer specific literacy and numeracy support to provide eligible students with help to complete their course. This support focuses on workplace reading, writing, numeracy (maths) and communication skills. It is flexible and provides support in classrooms and/or in group tutorials, and with online activities.

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