MSL30118 Certificate III in Laboratory Skills



This qualification is delivered by LTT Group Pty Ltd (RTO 51621) and equips students with practical skills in planning and conducting laboratory field work, recording and presenting data, performing basic tests and standard calibrations, maintaining a laboratory and more. The course focuses on safety and aims to prepare students for entry level laboratory jobs.


  • Approximately 12-24 months

Our training is competency based, and qualifications can be completed at a pace that suits the organisation and the individual. Training is delivered on-site in the workplace. Recognition of prior learning (RPL) and credit transfer processes are available for eligible students.


Course fees depend on individual eligibility for government support. If you are unsure whether you qualify for a government supported training place, please contact our team on 1300 588 588. Credit transfers may reduce the course fee payable.

For students eligible for government support

This qualification is funded by the Government of Western Australia for students who meet the eligibility criteria under the Jobs and Skills WA program.

  • $504.40 to $562.20 - concession new worker traineeship student co-contribution fee range, dependent on specialisation

  • $1,690 to $1,868.75 - non-concession new worker traineeship student co-contribution fee range, dependent on specialisation

Fees are calculated based on 520 to 580 course nominal hours at a concession rate of $0.97 per nominal hour and non-concession rate of $3.25 per nominal hour.

For students not eligible for government support

  • $4,680 to $5,220 - fee for service student tuition fee range, dependent on specialisation

The student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as student service and resource fees. Our refund policy can be viewed here. If a student receiving government funding wishes to withdraw from an enrolled course, written advice of withdrawal is required to ensure eligibility for a possible refund.


In addition to subsidised rates for certain qualifications, the Australian Government supports businesses to enrol new staff in traineeships through financial incentives and payroll tax exemptions and rebates. These benefits can be used to offset the cost of training for existing employees.



The following incentives may be paid to the employer for eligible traineeships studying at a Certificate III or Certificate IV level:

Full-time new workers

  • $1,500 upon commencement

  • $750 upon recommencement (where a trainee transfers to another employer to continue working towards an incomplete training contract that has been approved by the state training authority)

  • $2,500 upon completion

Part-time new workers

  • $1,500 upon completion


Payroll tax

No payroll tax exemption or rebate applies to traineeships in WA.


While payroll tax benefits and incentives are only applicable to eligible traineeships, subsidised rates may apply even if training is not delivered as a traineeship.

A traineeship is the time spent learning a job (or vocation) under a formal training contract with the employer.

In most cases, a new entrant / new worker traineeship involves an employee who has been with the company for less than three months full-time or 12 months part-time or casual.

In most cases, an existing worker traineeship includes an employee who has been with the company for more than three months full-time or 12 months part-time or casual.


Depending on the employee group, training can sometimes be undertaken as a cash-neutral or even cash-positive exercise. Eligibility for incentives is calculated on a case-by-case basis for individual employees. We will liaise on behalf of the employer with the relevant Australian Apprenticeship Support Network provider to determine eligibility.

To provide a detailed ROI estimate, we require the following information for all relevant employees:

  • Date of birth

  • Previous qualification/s

  • Date of completion for previous qualification/s

  • Gross annual salary

Eligibility criteria apply and we cannot guarantee your business will qualify for government benefits, including incentive payments and / or payroll tax exemptions or rebates.


There are 13 total units of competency in this qualification.

6 core units:

  • MSL913003 Communicate with other people

  • MSL913004 Plan and conduct laboratory/field work

  • MSL922001 Record and present data

  • MSL933006 Contribute to the achievement of quality objectives

  • MSL943004 Participate in laboratory/field workplace safety

  • MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

7 elective units:

  • Dependent on specialisation - please see below

Specialisations can be customised to suit industry requirements.
Contact our business development team on 1300 588 588 to request a personalised training partnership proposal.

Elective specialisations available to workplaces



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