Enter the evolving and vital medical laboratory world and gain the skills to become a laboratory technician or officer. Test for medical diagnoses, contribute to important medical and scientific studies, and help people and doctors make informed health decisions.
This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Process and interpret data
Use laboratory application software
Analyse data and report results
Maintain and calibrate instruments and equipment
Monitor the quality of test results and data
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Experience working in a real laboratory on high value pathology tasks
Industry networks and connections
The skills to practise unsupervised as a qualified laboratory technician in the medical field
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.
That you have achieved the Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques as evidenced by a copy of your transcript or certificate, or
That you have achieved a Certificate IV, or higher level qualification, in a relevant science discipline, as evidenced by a copy of your transcript or certificate, or
Equivalent skills and knowledge in a relevant science discipline to any of the above qualifications, as outlined in your resume
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
An intermediate level of physical fitness to complete course tasks in the laboratory and outdoor settings
An awareness that you may be working with food allergens and other actively biological material
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: technical officer pathology, biotechnology technical officer, food laboratory technical officer and medical laboratory technician.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Pathology) does not have any post-graduate courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Pathology) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 15 units of competency, including 5 core and 10 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
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