MSL50118 Diploma of Laboratory Technology

The Gordon

Course details

CRICOS course code: 098101G

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational


If you’re looking to pursue a career in the field of modern science, this course is your perfect pathway. You will build on the skills and knowledge gained from previously completing the MSL40188 Certificate IV Laboratory Techniques as well as focusing on analytical chemistry and quality and data processing. This hands-on course develops your skills to work in laboratories across various fields.

You will learn to analyses, apply and perform a range of processes and procedures, including aseptic techniques, biological procedures, analytical chemistry and procedures, histological tests and procedures, microbiological tests and molecular biology tests and procedures.

Work placement/industry experience

Practical placement is not a compulsory component of this course; however, students may choose to further develop their skills, and explore which areas of science they would like to work in by arranging their own work placement.

How often do I attend?

Full time - 3 days a week

Changes to delivery due to COVID-19

The Gordon is utilising Gordon Online, our digital learning management system to ensure students continue to learn and reach their study goals during isolation. Classes are being delivered live (in real-time) using audio-visual delivery methods. Where on-campus attendance is required to complete practical learning and assessments, student numbers are being managed to ensure social distancing can be observed.

Possible Career Outcomes

  • Analyst
  • Laboratory technician
  • Quality officer
  • Sampler
  • Technical officer

Further Study Options

Towards the end of your Diploma or Advanced Diploma qualification at The Gordon, you could be eligible to apply for entry at Deakin University.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
14,400 Per Year
Read moreTotal approx. materials and courses expenses: 530
Feb 2023 1 year
Full time
The Gordon
Geelong City Campus
2 Fenwick Street
Geelong Victoria 3220

Entry criteria


Applicants must have completed the MSL40116 Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques.


IELTS Academic overall score of 5.5 with no band below 5.0 (or equivalent); or completion of Australian Year 12; or a qualification undertaken in Australia at Certificate IV or higher and completed within the past 5 years; or university studies in Australia of at least 2 years duration. TOEFL iBT: 46-59; PTE Academic: 43-50; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 47-51; OET: C.

Age/other requirements:

You must be 18 years or over at the time of course commencement.


The Gordon
Geelong City Campus
2 Fenwick Street
Geelong Victoria 3220
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