MSL40118 Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques

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Course description

Get the skills you need to work as a laboratory technician with the Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques (MSL40118). This nationally recognised training qualification prepares you for work in the lab or in the field. Over 2 years you will learn how to perform microscopic examinations, prepare culture media, perform aseptic techniques, carry out chemical and microbiological tests, as well as maintain and calibrate instruments and laboratory equipment.

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Nationally recognised

Average duration

24 months

Online or Distance


Government funding

The Australian government provides funding to help students who are completing the MSL40118 Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques. 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 MSL40118 Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques 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

Australian Qualifications Framework
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
On Campus