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Certificate III in Laboratory Skills

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​Does this subject contribute to an ATAR? No (VET course)

How many credits does this subject contribute towards QCE? 4


What is a Certificate III in Laboratory Skills?

Certificate III in Laboratory Skills is a two year course that equips students with the practical skills in planning and conducting laboratory work and fieldwork, maintaining a laboratory, recording and presenting data, performing basic tests and standard calibration and preparing solutions. The course focuses on safety and aims to prepare students for entry-level laboratory jobs. 

What makes a student suited to Certificate III in Laboratory Skills?

Students who achieve success in Certificate III in Laboratory Skills are those who: 
are interested in a career that works in a laboratory have an interest in science and research can work in a team and have demonstrated strong communication skills
have solid Maths skills.

What prerequisites must students meet in order to take this subject?

Year 9 - Students must have obtained a C standard in Year 9 Core English, Mathematics and Science.


What is the cost of this subject?

Nil - all costs covered by Shared Resource Hire Scheme

What materials or equipment do I need for this subject?

  • A4 Exercise Book (minimum 96 page)

What do students study in this subject and how are they assessed?

Assessment is competency based and therefore no levels of achievement are awarded. Progressive completion of competencies including observations, portfolios, questioning and feedback from supervisors. 

Course Units

Qualification Packaging Rules: 13 Units must be completed (6 core units and 7 elective units)

CORE UNITS
MSL913001Communicate with other people
MSL913002Plan and conduct laboratory/field work
MSL922001Record and present data
MSL933002Contribute to the achievement of quality objectives
MSL943002Participate in laboratory or field workplace safety
MSMENV272Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
ELECTIVE UNITS
Msl912001Work within a laboratory or field workplace (induction)
MSL933001Maintain the laboratory/field workplace fit for purpose
MSL952001Collect routine site samples
MSL972001Conduct routine site measurements
MSL973001Perform basic tests
MSL973002Prepare working solutions
MSL973003Prepare culture media


Further information: Mr Ross Bradford (HOD – Science) and Mr Mark Biggs (HOD – Senior Schooling), or Student VET Handbook.
Service Agreement: This is a two year course. The RTO (Park Ridge SHS  #30421) guarantees that the  student will be provided with every opportunity to complete the certificate as per the rights and obligations outlined in the enrolment process and information handbooks provided. Students successfully achieving all qualification requirements will be provided with a qualification and a record of results. Students who achieve at least one unit of competency (but not the full qualification) will receive a Statement of Attainment. Students who enter late into the course may not be able to achieve the certificate.
Disclaimer
Late enrolment may limit the possibility of achieving Certificate II in Visual Arts due to reduced contact time. These limitations are outlined by the Australian Qualifications Framework policies on volume of learning imposed on the course. 

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Last reviewed 13 September 2019
Last updated 13 September 2019