MSL50118 Diploma of Laboratory Technology

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Course description

Work as a lab technician or analyst with the Diploma of Laboratory Technology (MSL50118). This nationally recognised training course prepares you for advanced laboratory work in a wide range of industries including mining, food manufacturing, pathology, and pharmaceuticals. Over 2 years of classroom-based training you will learn how to use laboratory application software, maintain and calibrate instruments — as well as perform biological procedures, microbiological tests, tissue and cell culture techniques.

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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
Forensic Science Technician$1,350 weekly pay
Laboratory Attendant$960 weekly pay
Laboratory Technician$960 weekly pay

Government funding

The Australian government provides funding to help students who are completing the MSL50118 Diploma of Laboratory Technology. 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 MSL50118 Diploma of Laboratory Technology 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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