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Laboratory Techniques - Certificate IV (MSL40109-02V03)
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Career area: Manufacturing 
Study area: Other Natural and Physical Sciences 
National code: MSL40109  (Nationally Recognised Training)
Location  Attendance  Duration  Commencing  Attendance days 
Wollongong  Full Time  36 Weeks 1-Feb-2017  Tue, Wed 
Features: Traineeships 
Description: This course is for people who work or want to work in a laboratory in the food, chemical, manufacturing, construction materials, biological/ environmental or pathology industry sectors.

You will develop the skills and knowledge you need to safely and competently work as a technical assistant, technician or instrument operator in your industry sector. You can select units appropriate to your workplace role. 
Entry requirements: There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Pathways into the qualification
This qualification may be accessed by direct entry. Credit may be granted towards this qualification by those who have completed the MSL30109 Certificate III in Laboratory Skills. Credit for this qualification may include units contained within relevant skill sets. 
Learning pathways: When you finish this course you may be granted credit into MSL50109 Diploma of Laboratory Technology (19414) or one of the specialised Diplomas listed below:

- Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Pathology Testing) (19419);
- Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Food Testing) (19418);
- Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Chemical and Forensic Testing) (19417);
- Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Biotechnology) (19416);
- Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Biological and Environmental Testing) (19415).

However, the level of exemption for the specialised Diplomas will depend on the degree of commonality of the units you have successfully completed. 
Career opportunities: Technical assistant. 
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 name: Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques (environmental monitoring) 
Offering code: 17WLG-012 
Attendance mode: Full Time 
Study mode: Course-Classroom 
Duration: 36 Weeks
Scheduled attendance: Classes will be in L Block L.1.28 and/or L.1.23 on Tuesday 09:30 to 15:30 Wednesday 09:30 to 15:30 Time/days may be altered to suit students and campus needs. 
Hours per week: 18 
Starting from: 1 February 2017 
Times: 9:30am to 3:30pm
About: Course involves theory, laboratory, field work and industry based excursions based on work simulated projects. The course requires a total of 648 hours of study including assignments and off campus reading and study. You will learn the basic foundations and content to develop the skills and knowledge used in the laboratory industry to efficiently produce quality work.
You will also learn about safe work practices and about the context of the laboratory industry.
This qualification consists of six of core units and eleven elective units incorporating laboratory skills, microbiology, chemistry and geotechnical units.

Your learning commitment for this qualification is a minimum of 790 supervised hours There is an expectation that you will engage in a range of activities to support your supervised 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

Required student skills

This is a Certificate IV level course. Skills to study effectively include research and interpretation of information, referencing, time management and ability to work on projects and or in a team.

You will be contacted after you apply/enrol in late January to confirm your place and you will be provided with a timetable and other information you may require.
Applying and enrolling: Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you don’t already have a USI, you can easily create one at https://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi. Once you have your USI, you can add TAFE Illawarra to your USI account via the Manager Permissions page on the USI website. You will need to enter these details when adding us: code: 90006, name: TAFE NSW - Illawarra Institute. You can find out more about applying and enrolling at: http://www.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/course-and-careers/applying-and-enroling

Application next steps: Thanks for your application! A TAFE Illawarra staff member will soon be in contact to guide you through the next steps. 
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 $3,280
Second qualification $3,820
Concession $240
Exemption $0
Full Fee $12,800
Smart and Skilled Trainee $1,000
Comments: Head Teacher will contact you about schedule and timetable. Classes will be in L Block L.1.28 and/or L.1.23 on Tuesday 09:30 to 15:30 Wednesday 09:30 to 15:30 Time/days may be altered to suit students and campus needs. Covered shoes must be worn in classes. First class 7th February.

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 partial 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