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.
Qualification Packaging Rules: 13 Units must be completed (6 core units and 7 elective units)
|MSL913001||Communicate with other people|
|MSL913002||Plan and conduct laboratory/field work|
|MSL922001||Record and present data|
|MSL933002||Contribute to the achievement of quality objectives|
|MSL943002||Participate in laboratory or field workplace safety|
|MSMENV272||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|
|Msl912001||Work within a laboratory or field workplace (induction)|
|MSL933001||Maintain the laboratory/field workplace fit for purpose|
|MSL952001||Collect routine site samples|
|MSL972001||Conduct routine site measurements|
|MSL973001||Perform basic tests|
|MSL973002||Prepare working solutions|
|MSL973003||Prepare 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.
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.