MSL50118 Diploma of Laboratory Technology



This qualification is delivered by LTT Group Pty Ltd (RTO 51621) and develops capabilities in performing complex chemical property tests, applying spectrometric techniques, monitoring quality and more.


  • Approximately 12-48 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.


  • $7,700 to $11,950 - 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. Concessions and government support options are currently unavailable for this qualification. Credit transfers may reduce the course fee payable. Our refund policy can be viewed here.


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 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.


Entry into this qualification is open to individuals who:

  • Hold a Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques, or

  • Hold a relevant Certificate IV or higher level qualification in a relevant science discipline, or

  • Can demonstrate equivalent skills and knowledge in a relevant science discipline to any of the above qualifications.


There are 15 total units of competency in this qualification.

5 core units:

  • MSL924003 Process and interpret data

  • MSL924004 Use laboratory application software

  • MSL925004 Analyse data and report results

  • MSL934004 Maintain and calibrate instruments and equipment

  • MSL935007 Monitor the quality of test results and data

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

Chemical Mineral

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CMT Field

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CMT Laboratory

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Fire Assay

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Robotic (XRF)

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