MSL40118 Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques

Brought to you by industry partners AAPA and LTT


About the project

To address the growing need for skilled staff in asphalt laboratories across Australia, AAPA approached LTT, a specialist training organisation for the laboratory operations industry, to contextualise the MSL40118 Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques.

The project was embarked upon with the following aims:

  • To build and contextualise a niche qualification to meet the needs of AAPA members

  • To enable industry input into the resources for delivery of the qualification

  • To enhance the quality of lab tests across multiple sites upon successful roll-out of the qualification

  • To improve the consistency of reporting to statutory bodies and other large project managers

  • To benefit the industry, and contribute to the construction of safe and sustainable future roads

  • To ensure that AAPA’s members are kept up-to-date with the changing industry landscape

As part of the joint undertaking, AAPA members were able to contribute and subsequently endorse the training product. LTT’s MSL40118 Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques is a nationally recognised qualification that covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a range of laboratory techniques related to sampling and testing in the asphalt industry.

Whether you’re a manager seeking training for your team or interested in studying yourself, LTT’s dedicated staff can help with your query. Submit the form on this page or phone 1300 588 588 (free call) and ask to speak to the Business Development Manager for your state.

About the qualification

This qualification builds technical ability in the use of laboratory application software, maintaining and controlling stock, performing chemical tests, and more.

The course is designed to provide in-depth insight into the industry and focuses on promoting methodological competence.

This course is delivered in:

  • Victoria by Labtech Training Victoria Pty Ltd (RTO 22545), and

  • The rest of Australia by LTT Group Pty Ltd (RTO 51621)


  • Approximately 12-36 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.


There are 15 total units of competency in this qualification.

5 core units:

  • MSL924003 Process and interpret data

  • MSL934004 Maintain and calibrate instruments and equipment

  • MSL934006 Apply quality system and continuous improvement processes

  • MSL944002 Maintain laboratory or field workplace safety

  • MSL953003 Receive and prepare samples for testing

10 elective units:

  • MSL904002 Perform standard calibrations

  • MSL913004 Plan and conduct laboratory / field work

  • MSL924004 Use laboratory application software

  • MSL934007 Maintain and control stocks

  • MSL943004 Participate in laboratory / field workplace safety

  • MSL954004 Obtain representative samples in accordance with sampling

  • MSL973022 Conduct laboratory-based acceptance tests for construction materials

  • MSL974016 Perform physical and mechanical tests

  • MSL974026 Perform tests to determine the properties of construction materials

  • MSMENV472 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices


Fees are dependent on your location. Please click the links below to view regional fee information and details of government support programs where available.