MSL60118 Advanced Diploma of Laboratory Operations



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 6-12 months

This qualification is available via a recognition of prior learning (RPL) study pathway. Credit transfer processes are available for eligible students.


  • $6,000 - fee for service student tuition fee

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. Our online service standards 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

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.


Entry into this qualification is open to individuals who:

  • Have been awarded a Diploma of Laboratory Technology (or are able to demonstrate equivalent competency), and

  • Have had an appropriate period of relevant employment at an occupational level commensurate with the Diploma of Laboratory Technology.


There are 13 total units of competency in this qualification.

7 core units:

  • MSL916006 Develop and maintain laboratory documentation

  • MSL916007 Manage and develop teams

  • MSL916008 Supervise laboratory operations in work or functional area

  • MSL916009 Maintain registration and statutory or legal compliance in work or functional area

  • MSL936003 Maintain quality system and continuous improvement processes within work or functional area

  • MSL946002 Implement and monitor WHS and environmental management systems

  • MSMENV472 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

6 elective units:

  • MSL916010 Manage complex projects

  • MSL936004 Conduct an internal audit of the quality system

  • MSL976005 Evaluate and select appropriate test methods and/or procedures

  • MSL977005 Validate test methods

  • MSL977006 Contribute to the development of products and applications

  • MSL977008 Develop or adapt analyses and procedures

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