MSL30118 Certificate III in Laboratory Skills

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Course description

The Certificate III in Laboratory Skills (MSL30118) is the nationally recognised qualification you need to work as a laboratory technician or field assistant across a range of industries (mining, food technology, manufacturing, health). Over 18 months you will learn how to plan and carry out lab work, obtain samples, use and calibrate lab equipment, record and present data — as well as the fundamentals of lab safety and maintenance.

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Nationally recognised

Average duration

18 months

Online or Distance

On-campus or Workplace


This course can help you get a job as:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Laboratory Attendant$960 weekly pay
Laboratory Technician$960 weekly pay
Food Tester$960 weekly pay

This course can help you progress to:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Medical Laboratory Technician$1,150 weekly pay
Pathology Assistant$1,150 weekly pay
Pathology Collector$1,050 weekly pay
Phlebotomist$1,050 weekly pay

Government funding

The Australian government provides funding to help students who are completing the MSL30118 Certificate III in Laboratory Skills. The type of funding you receive depends on the state that you live in.

There are eligibility requirements for each type of funding. Enquire with a course provider to check your eligibility.

Payment options

Interest free payment plan
Most course providers offer flexible payment options for the MSL30118 Certificate III in Laboratory Skills such as weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly interest-free payments for those who do not wish (or are unable) to pay their tuition fees outright. There is usually a discount for those who pay their tuition fees upfront. Enquire with a course provider to find out more.

Benefits of nationally recognised training

This is a nationally recognised course delivered by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). RTOs are strictly regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). This guarantees you will be studying a quality-assured and nationally recognised qualification.

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TAFE Queensland
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