Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques

Box Hill Institute

Course details

CRICOS course code: 098116M

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational


Our laboratory techniques course provides you with the essential skills and knowledge to start your career in science. After completing this course, you can work as a technical officer or laboratory technician in a range of science-based industries.

If you like to experiment, then you will get plenty of hands-on experience in our laboratories. You will acquire technical skills and scientific knowledge in microscopy, chemistry, microbiology, histology and environmental testing. In highly practical classes, you will use modern laboratory equipment as you undertake a wide range of analytical testing experiments.

These skills and knowledge will prepare you to work in a range of laboratory environments or you can use this course as your pathway into further studies in science.

Career Outcomes

After successful completion, you may wish to apply for employment opportunities as a laboratory technician or technical officer in a science-based industry.

Pathways & Accreditation

Successful completion will enable you to apply for the final year of the Diploma of Laboratory Technology or apply for entry into one of the science degrees offered at Box Hill Institute or another education provider.

International students: You may wish to apply or package this course with the Diploma of Laboratory Technology or the Bachelor of Biosecurity Science at Box Hill Institute

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 4.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
15,600 Per Year
Read moreAnnual Service Fee: 166; Annual Service Fee: 166; Annual Material Fee: 1,280
Jan 2023
Jul 2023
1 year
Full time
Box Hill Institute
Box Hill Campus - Elgar
465 Elgar Road
Melbourne Victoria 3128

Entry criteria

International students must have completed an Australian Year 10 or international equivalent with a pass.

PLEASE NOTE: Box Hill Institute only accept enrolments from international students who are 18 years of age or above at the time of course commencement.

A minimum IELTS overall score of 5.5 (Academic) with no band less than 5.0. A minimum TOEFL score of 530 for paper examination; 179 for computer based and 71 for Internet based; PTE Academic English Overall 42; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE): 162-168.


Box Hill Institute
Box Hill Campus - Elgar
465 Elgar Road
Melbourne Victoria 3128
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