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Laboratory Operations

Studying laboratory operations can lead you to work in a range of dynamic industries including biomedical, pharmaceuticals, mining, agriculture, petroleum, pathology, environmental, forensics, food, chemical or cosmetic. Whether you choose to focus on biotechnology or medical science, there is an exciting career ahead for graduates.

National ID State ID Title Qualification level Campus
MAA19 Auschem Reaccreditation Short Course Katanning
Margaret River
Mount Barker


This one-day course is an essential update for primary producers in all aspects of chemical use and is designed to maintain AusChem WA accreditation. It covers new information in environmental safety, personal and occupational health and safety, legislation, spraying and calibration techniques, residues and resistance to chemicals.

This course is suitable for:
    farmers/food producers
    people employed by a shire (not those contracting to a shire)
    DEC employees spraying on DEC land
    National Resource Management employees spraying on their land (not contract sprayers doing the job)
    mine rehabilitation and weed eradication employees where they are spraying on mine land.


On successful completion of this course, students will receive a statement of attainment for the following nationally accredited units:

    AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases

MSL30118 BDV6 Laboratory Skills Certificate III Bunbury

This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to assist in collecting and preparing samples and to carry out, measure and record results of experiments in the physical, chemical, biological or life sciences. You will learn skills in maintaining a laboratory, routine sampling and testing, recording data, and using laboratory computing programs. You will also learn how to prepare cultures, perform sterile techniques and assist with field work.    

Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.

MSL40118 BDV3 Laboratory Techniques Certificate IV Bunbury

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a range of laboratory techniques to conduct tests and sampling in a variety of industry sectors.

Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.

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