MSL40118 Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques

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About

This qualification is delivered by Labtech Training Victoria Pty Ltd (RTO 22545) 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. Our online service standards can be viewed here.

For students eligible for government support

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. We encourage individuals with disabilities to access training subsidised through the Skills First program.

  • $200 - concession student co-contribution fee

  • $1,000 - non-concession student co-contribution fee

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

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

 

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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