Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques - MSL40118

RMIT University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00122A


  • Perform laboratory-based ecological techniques
  • Obtain representative samples in accordance with sampling plan
  • Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Perform standard calibrations
  • Perform histological tests
  • Operate an automated mineral analysis system
  • Prepare mineral samples for analysis
  • Maintain and calibrate instruments and equipment
  • Conduct laboratory-based acceptance tests for construction materials
  • Perform chemical tests and procedures
  • Perform food tests
  • Undertake field-based, remote-sensing monitoring
  • Perform biological procedures
  • Receive and prepare samples for testing
  • Maintain and control stocks
  • Undertake environmental field-based monitoring
  • Apply routine spectrometric techniques
  • Conduct field-based acceptance tests for construction materials
  • Perform histological procedures
  • Apply routine chromatographic techniques
  • Provide work skill instruction
  • Classify soils
  • Relate anatomical and physiological features to laboratory samples
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of HACCP plans
  • Perform aseptic techniques
  • Perform physical and mechanical tests
  • Monitor performance of structures
  • Perform tests to determine the properties of construction materials
  • Maintain laboratory or field workplace safety
  • Prepare, standardise and use solutions
  • Perform microbiological tests
  • Perform microscopic examination
  • Conduct geotechnical site investigations
  • Prepare tissue and cell cultures
  • Prepare practical science classes and demonstrations
  • Apply quality system and continuous improvement processes
  • Process and interpret data
  • Use laboratory application software
  • Capture and manage scientific images

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