Course Start Date
16 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer
- VET Student Loans Available
The nationally recognised Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Food) develops your laboratory skills and prepares you for a career as a laboratory officer or technician in the fascinating food manufacturing sector. Support consumers health and safety by ensuring food meets regulation requirements.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:
- Process and interpret data
- Use laboratory application software
- Analyse data and report results
- Conduct sensory analysis
- Provide input to production trials
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:
- The ability to work independently and in a team
- Strong attention to detail
- An honest and reliable nature
- An interest in scientific details
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing this course provides you with:
- Experience working in a real laboratory
- Industry networks and connections
- A nationally recognised qualification at Diploma level
- Technical officer - pathology
- Biotechnology technical officer
- Laboratory technical officer
- Forensic science technician
- Calibration technician
- Manufacturing testing technical officer
- Food laboratory technical officer
- Mineral assay technical officer
GROW YOUR CAREER
Take your career further with the:
- Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Chemistry)
- Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Pathology)
Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.
To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.
|Wednesday, 23 June 2021||10.00am to 11.30am||Join Information Session Here|
This is a Full-Time Blended course. You will need to attend approximately 16 hours of class, over 4 days a week, for 36 weeks.
You may also be required to complete approximately 5.7 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, research, assignment preparation and completing training log sheets.
Timetables may be subject to change depending on the availability of the teachers and laboratories as well the number of units you may earn credit or RPL for or none at all.
If you have completed units in the Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques (or other equivalent or higher qualification) which may be different from those delivered in Ultimo, you may have to take a few units which may be pre-requisites and hence increase in face to face hours.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
- This course is for those who wish to work in the food industry (food processing, food testing/analysis, QC/QA, food safety and HACCP, product development) but who want to complete qualification gain the desired employment in the Food Industry. You will need to commit to attend face to face classes three full days a week and complete required self-directed activities online and in your own time. As per training package requirement, these students will have basic laboratory skills and knowledge as they need to have completed a MSL40118 Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques or hold a relevant Certificate IV or higher level qualification in a relevant science discipline or can demonstrate equivalent skills and knowledge in a relevant science discipline to any of the above qualifications (pre-requisite of this course).
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:
- Counselling, LLN support, access to a Course Coordinator.
We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services
As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:
- LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
- Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
- Easy computing online short courses
- Access to local TAFE libraries
- Accessibility and Disability Support Services
- Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home
The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.
This course is currently scheduled on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9.30am to 4.30pm, Thursday from 1.30pm to 4.30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.
This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.
Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.
For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?
PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE
This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan (VSL). If you meet the VSL eligibility and academic suitability requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process.
To complete your VET Student Loan application, you will need to provide:
- Your Tax File Number (TFN). If you dont have a TFN, click here for information on how to apply for one. You can complete your loan application with a Certificate of Application for a TFN, but must provide your TFN as soon as it is issued. If you dont provide your TFN before your first census day, you will need to pay the tuition fees for that unit of study.
- Your Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN) ). If you have previously accessed a loan via the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), either at TAFE or university, you will already have a CHESSN. You must use the same CHESSN whenever you access a student loan. If you dont have CHESSN, we will allocate one on your behalf.
- A copy of your Australian Year 12 Certificate; OR
- A copy of a certificate showing that you have been awarded a qualification at level 4 or above in the Australian Qualifications Framework (where the language of instruction was English). If you previously completed a Certificate IV or higher qualification at TAFE NSW, just let us know where and when you studied in your application; OR
- Display competence at Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy through an approved Language, Literacy and Numeracy test. We will let you know if this is required once you apply.
You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:
You need to bring a laboratory coat ($25), safety glasses/goggles ($10), wear fully enclosed, low heeled, water resistant food wear, bring a scientific calculator ($20), permanent marking pen($2), personal stationery and masks (where social distancing is not possible).
Find out more about VET Student Loans
Direct payment by Unit of Study instalments is available for this course.
The Units of Study and associated fees for this course are detailed above. Fees are charged on the census day for each Unit of Study. To secure a loan for part or all of your course, you must be eligible and submit a valid application to the Commonwealth for a VET Student Loan. You may withdraw prior to the census date without incurring a fee.
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
Learn about TAFE NSW Fees
Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding
Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.
Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition
|MSL924003||Process and interpret data|
|MSL924004||Use laboratory application software|
|MSL925004||Analyse data and report results|
|MSL934004||Maintain and calibrate instruments and equipment|
|MSL935007||Monitor the quality of test results and data|
|FBPFST4004||Perform microbiological procedures in the food industry|
|MSL934005||Contribute to the ongoing development of HACCP plans|
|MSL974019||Perform chemical tests and procedures|
|MSL974020||Perform food tests|
|MSL975032||Provide input to production trials|
|MSL975034||Perform molecular biology tests and procedures|
|MSL975038||Conduct sensory analysis|
|MSL975040||Apply routine chromatographic techniques|
|MSL975048||Apply routine spectrometric techniques|
|MSL975050||Perform food analyses|
Technical Officer - Pathology, Biotechnology Technical Officer, Laboratory Technical Officer, Forensic Science Technician, Calibration Technician, Manufacturing Testing Technical Officer, Food Laboratory Technical Officer, Mineral Assay Technical Officer
Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.
Ultimo, Main Campus
651-731 Harris Street, Ultimo
Phone 131 601
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