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Laboratory Skills - Certificate III (MSL30116-01V01)
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Study area: Other Natural and Physical Sciences 
National code: MSL30116  (Nationally Recognised Training)
Location  Attendance  Duration  Commencing  Attendance days 
Wollongong  Part Time Day  18 Weeks 18-Jul-2017  Tue, Wed 
Features: Traineeships, TVET 
Description: This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a limited range of laboratory operations across all industry sectors and is the entry level required for laboratory personnel across all industry sectors.

Employment outcomes targeted by this qualification include laboratory technicians, instrument operators and similar personnel.

Laboratory technicians perform straightforward laboratory work. They follow set procedures and recipes, and apply well developed technical skills and basic scientific knowledge. They generally work inside a laboratory but may also perform technical tasks in the field or within production plants. They may also perform a range of laboratory maintenance and office tasks.

The majority of their work involves a predictable flow of parallel or similar tasks within one scientific discipline. Laboratory technicians:
perform straightforward technical tasks to prepare and test samples using relevant procedures, Australian Standards and readily available advice. These tasks generally require close attention to detail and to the accuracy and precision of measurements. They may require the use of manual or semi-automated techniques
- operate test equipment and instruments and make limited adjustments to their controls
- process and record data and recognise trends and out of control conditions
- solve predictable problems using clear information or known solutions. Where alternatives exist, they are limited and apparent
- work under close and regular supervision, although they may have autonomy for specific tasks and responsibility for their own outputs
- take decisions within defined limits of responsibility
- work as part of a team.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. 
Entry requirements: There are no entry requirements for this qualification 
Career opportunities: Laboratory technicians, instrument operators and similar personnel. 
Support for students: TAFE NSW has a range of support services available including support for students with disabilities, extensive library and information services, career advice and counselling, children's centres and support for multicultural or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. No matter what your circumstances are, TAFE NSW can assist you in many ways. 
Course availability
Location: Wollongong
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Offering code: 17WLG-136 
Attendance mode: Part Time Day 
Study mode: Course-Mixed Mode 
Duration: 18 Weeks
Scheduled attendance: Tuesday 11:30 to 15:30 and Wednesday 09:30 to 15:30 
Hours per week: 10 
Starting from: 18 July 2017 
Times: 9:30am to 3:30pm
About: You will learn the basic foundations and content to develop the skills and knowledge used in the Laboratory Services industry to efficiently produce quality work.
You will also learn about safe work practices and about the context of the Laboratory Services industry.
This qualification consists of six core units and seven electives.

’This training is subsidised by the NSW Government’

Volume of Learning:
Your learning commitment (known as the volume of learning) for this qualification is a minimum of 390 hours. This includes approximately 200 of face to face training. You will need to allocate the remaining hours to engage in a range of activities to support your learning which may include;
• Independent study
• Work placement or simulated workplace activities
• Research and projects
• Preparation of assessment tasks
• Field/industry visits
• Tutorials
• Learning support

Learner Support:
If you think you might need help with choosing, enrolling in or completing your course check out TAFE Illawarra’s support-for-learners website. You’ll be able to complete self-assessment checklists, find specialist information and locate the contact details of staff to help with your individual needs.

You will be contacted after you apply/enrol to confirm your place and you will be provided with a timetable and other information you may require.
Applying and enrolling:
Smart and Skilled: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
(TAFE NSW - Provider Code: 90006)

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 1300 766 123 for further information and advice.
Course fees:
Description Amount
First qualification $2,680
Second qualification $3,220
Concession $240
Exemption $0
Full Fee $7,730
Smart and Skilled Trainee $1,000
Other information: For further information contact Lex Metcalfe 42 290489 lex.metcalfe2@det.nsw.edu.au 
Comments: Date: Commencing Tuesday 18th July 2017

Time: 11:30 Location: Wollongong Campus Room L.1.28 Resources required: Wear covered shoes and bring writing materials

The candidate will be required only to purchase notebooks for creation of a personal journal. This may be used as an aid when doing formative assessments.

Recognition is the process by which you can demonstrate you already have the skills or competencies taught in a unit or qualification. It is the recognition of the skills, knowledge and experience you have gained through previous studies, work and life in general. Put simply, it means if you can demonstrate you already have the skills and experience you can complete a part or a whole qualification without needing to attend classes.

There are two types of Recognition:
• Credit Transfer, which allows you to receive credit for unit/s of competency previously successfully completed.
• Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), which is an assessment process of your previous skills, knowledge and experience to meet the requirements of the course you are enrolled.

You can apply for recognition online: http://search.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/recognition/ or for more information visit www.tafeillawarra.edu.au/getrecognised or email illawarra.recognition@tafensw.edu.au” 
Contact: For further information contact Customer Service Centre Information on 1300 766 123