Laboratory Techniques, Certificate | Swinburne University of Technology | Melbourne, Australia
12 months
19990 AUD/year
15930 AUD/year
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Learn to safely manage chemicals, follow procedures, and operate basic equipment with our certificate in Laboratory Techniques at Swinburne University of Technology.


Key facts

You’ll gain scientific and technical knowledge, along with the skills to perform duties in widespread lab environments. Emerge ready to pursue entry-level employment as a laboratory technician with the Laboratory Techniques course at Swinburne University of Technology.

Your career opportunities

  • Laboratory assistant
  • Instrument operator
  • Technical assistant
  • Laboratory technician
  • Pathology lab assistant
  • Pharmaceutical lab assistant
  • Commercial  Lab assistant

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Process and interpret data
  • Maintain instruments and equipment
  • Maintain laboratory or field workplace safety
  • Apply quality system and continuous improvement processes
  • Prepare, standardise and use solutions
  • Use laboratory application software
  • Perform techniques that prevent cross-contamination
  • Perform microscopic examination
  • Perform food tests
  • Receive and prepare samples for testing
  • Perform chemical tests and procedures
  • Assist in the maintenance of reference materials
  • Prepare practical science classes and demonstrations
  • Perform histological procedures
  • Perform biological procedures
  • Prepare tissue or cell cultures

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


16 alternative credits
  • 16 units consisting of 4 core and 12 elective units


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS course code: 112038K

  • Minimum of completion of Year 11, or, completion of Certificate III in Laboratory Skills.
  • Applicants will need to demonstrate literacy and numeracy competencies.
  • To apply for workplace training (Traineeship), applicants must be working in a relevant workplace and have employer and other necessary approvals to enrol.

Tuition Fee

To always see correct tuition fees
  • International

    19990 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19990 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    15930 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15930 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • Skills first government-subsidised place (domestic): $5,150

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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