The Gordon (RTO 3044)
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This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.
Interested in the possibilities of a career in modern science? The Diploma of Laboratory Technology (MSL50109) combines on-campus study with hands-on industry experience, equipping you with the skills and knowledge to perform diverse laboratory work in a number of fields.
Specialising in biotechnology and pathology testing, this on-campus TAFE course will teach you to apply and carry out a range of processes and procedures, including aseptic techniques, microscopic examinations and haematological, microbiological and pathology tests. You'll study in a simulated clinical laboratory environment using the latest technology and equipment.
Regular self-directed learning and an obligatory work placement make this an ideal pathway for a fulfilling science career.
Assessment will take the form of:
You might be required to undertake a work placement during term breaks (no classes are scheduled during this time).
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To be eligible for this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be available for skills and knowledge obtained through previous study or other relevant experience.
In this laboratory technology course, the units of competency you may study include:
The Gordon offers its students access to an array of support services, including academic resources and on-site facilities to help make your time on campus happy, healthy and supportive.
The Gordon Library and study support team is on hand to provide personalised assistance with everything from essay writing to note-taking, and also includes an English as an Additional Language (EAL) program for non-native English speakers. Tailored services are also available via the Aboriginal Education Unit and Disability Support Services offices. Career guidance can be sought from the Careers team at any time, and for anyone struggling with personal hardship, a free and confidential counselling service is available at both the Geelong City campus and East campus.
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Diploma of Laboratory Technology (MSL50109) from Gordon Institute of TAFE.
This qualification will enable you to pursue work in various laboratory technology roles, including the following:
By partnering closely with Deakin University, The Gordon also offers students access to unique pathway opportunities, credit transfers and dual-delivered qualifications – your learning journey doesn't end here! Further learning pathways may include:
Wondering where a career in health could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
All course fees at The Gordon are comprised of tuition, student amenities, and materials costs. Depending on your personal circumstances, you may fall into one of the following fee categories:
You will pay the following additional fees for this course:
Student amenities (per year)
Course fees are payable within 14 days of enrolment. Alternatively, you may be eligible to apply for a payment plan.
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