MSL30118 Certificate III in Laboratory Skills

Award Course
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding


The Certificate III in Laboratory Skills will give you the skills required to work in a laboratory across a range of different industries.


This qualification could lead to employment as a Laboratory Assistant, Laboratory Technician and/or Laboratory Supervisor.


Please contact SuniTAFE to discuss other qualifications that can extend your skills further.

Course Delivery

Workplace and Classroom based delivery. This course is currently in transition; the course code, title, units and content may change in the future and further information will be provided upon enrolment and/or during the course of your training.

Entry Requirements

Each student will undertake a Pre-Training Review before enrolling to help confirm the proposed course is suitable. It will provide valuable information about an individual's existing skills and knowledge, language, literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and/or employment goals.

Expected Time to Complete

3 Years

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
MSL913003 Communicate with other people 40 $30.00
MSL913004 Plan and conduct laboratory/field work 40 $30.00
MSL922001 Record and present data 40 $35.00
MSL933006 Contribute to the achievement of quality objectives 30 $30.00
MSL943004 Participate in laboratory or field workplace safety 40 $30.00
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 30 $39.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
MSL933005 Maintain the laboratory/field workplace fit for purpose 30 $30.00
MSL933008 Perform calibration checks on equipment and assist with its maintenance 40 $30.00
MSL952001 Collect routine site samples 30 $35.00
MSL953003 Receive and prepare samples for testing 30 $30.00
MSL973013 Perform basic tests 60 $30.00
MSL973014 Prepare working solutions 50 $30.00
MSL973015 Prepare culture media 30 $30.00
MSL973016 Perform aseptic techniques 40 $30.00
MSL973019 Perform microscopic examination 40 $30.00
Your particular units of study will be determined from the core and elective units required for this qualification.

RPL is a formal assessment process that recognises relevant skills and knowledge you have already gained through previous training, work and life experiences. Contact the Institute today to discuss your options for RPL.

Indicative Fees

2023 2024
Government Subsidised $2,233 $2,334
Concession $774 $411
RPL Government Subsidised $1,553
RPL Concession $311
RPL Self-funded $2,071
Self-Funded $2,751 $2,876

Average total fees include designated materials and will vary according to your specific unit choices and other factors.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

For information on refunds in relation to withdrawals, transfers and cancellations refer to the following policies and procedures.
Refund of Course Fees Policy
Student Withdrawal and Refund of Course Fees Procedure

Please visit our Fees and Charges page for more information.
Intake Campus Course Details
2023 Ongoing Enrolment Mildura Campus Full Time, Full Year