MSL40118 Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques

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About

This qualification is delivered by LTT Group Pty Ltd (RTO 51621) and builds technical ability in the use of laboratory application software, maintaining and controlling stock, performing chemical tests, and more.


Duration

  • 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.


Fees

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 Queensland Government for students who meet the eligibility criteria under the Higher Level Skills program or the User Choice program (for traineeship delivery).

Higher Level Skills

  • $1,300 - concession student co-contribution fee

  • $1,500 - non-concession student co-contribution fee

Co-contribution fees represent the total cost to the student to enrol in, undertake training, and be awarded the qualification. Students will no longer be eligible for a government subsidised training place under the Higher Level Skills program once they complete a certificate IV or higher level qualification.

User Choice

  • $505.60 to $569.60 - concession student co-contribution fee range, dependent on specialisation

  • $1,264 to $1,424 - non-concession student co-contribution fee range, dependent on specialisation

Fees are calculated based on 790 to 890 course nominal hours at a concession rate of $0.64 per nominal hour and non-concession rate of $1.60 per nominal hour.

To be eligible for a concession rate, the student must:

  • Be an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person, or

  • Be under the age of 17 at the end of February in the year of training commencement and not have completed year 12, or

  • Hold a health care or pensioner concession card or be the partner or dependent of a health care or pensioner concession card holder; be named on the card; and issue LTT with an official form under Commonwealth law confirming concession entitlements

Fee exemptions apply where:

For students not eligible for government support

  • $7,110 to $8,010 - 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.


Traineeships

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.

 

Incentives

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 exemption and rebate

The following payroll tax exemption and rebate may apply to traineeships:

  • Exemption: 4.75%

  • Rebate: (50% x wages paid in return period) x 4.75%

Wages paid to eligible new worker trainees are excluded from payroll tax for the full duration of training, up to 2 years. An additional 50% loading is available for each return period in the applicable financial year.

 

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.


Content

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:

  • 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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Chemical

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Fire Assay

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Mineral

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Pathology Collectors

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Pathology Technical Laboratory

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Robotic (XRF)

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Schools (Laboratory Technicians)

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