Diploma of Laboratory Technology
The Diploma of Laboratory Technology is designed for students wanting to broaden their skills and knowledge of laboratory science.
You’ll learn a range of lab techniques that will enable you to contribute to wider scientific discovery. You’ll encounter and can specialise in many industries including, but not limited to: construction materials, pathology, forensics, environmental monitoring, minerals, food and wine.Upon graduation, with your honed practical skills, you could work as support staff to scientists in research and education.
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Every international student application is considered for a scholarship
Whether you’re living in Australia or overseas, you’re automatically considered for a scholarship of up to 30% off your course fees. Please check our updated entry requirements.
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The course code, title, units and content may change. Further information will become available on our website, upon enrolment or during your studies. To discuss your study options, please get in touch with us today.
1 Year/s (Students are generally required to complete the Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques prior to commencement of the Diploma of Laboratory Technology. Combined duration of this approved course sequence is 2 years)
Hawthorn (March, August) - View application and start dates
A$18780 (total for 2023)*
The indicative course fees shown in Course Search apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.
This is a nationally approved vocational course that is recognised throughout Australia.
Course information in detail
- Course detail, course structure and units of study.
- construction materials testing
- environmental monitoring
- food testing
- pathology and/or forensic testing
- mineral assay
- wine testing
- process manufacturing.
International students in Australia who hold student visas are required to study full-time and on campus. Courses that are taught entirely online are only available to international students studying outside Australia or those in Australia who are not on a student visa. Online courses are not available to international students in Australia who hold a student visa.
Units of study
Careers and graduate outcomes
- Career opportunities and course aims and objectives.
Aims and objectives
Pathways and scholarships
- Pathways and scholarships.
Course fees and requirements
- Fees, entry requirements and English language requirements.
A prerequisite for many courses, the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) can now be done on campus in Hawthorn at Room 132, Building TD. Book now or call +61 3 9214 3584 for more information.
- applicants must hold a Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques or can demonstrate equivalent skills and knowledge in a relevant science discipline to this qualification.
- applicants who have not completed Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques at Swinburne University will need to submit a certified copy of both their Award and Transcript of Results with their application.
- applicants who have not completed the units MSL973016 Perform aseptic techniques and MSL973019 Perform microscopic examination will need to enrol into Certificate IV Laboratory Techniques at Swinburne University to complete these units prior to enrolling in to MSL50118 Diploma of Laboratory Technology.
- to apply for workplace training (Traineeship), applicants must be working in a relevant workplace and have employer and other necessary approvals to enrol.
- applicants will need to demonstrate numeracy and literacy competencies.
English language requirements
Satisfactory completion of one of the following:
- Swinburne’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP 4 Upper Intermediate level) with overall 65%, all skills 60%
- minimum IELTS overall band of 5.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 5.0
- TOEFL iBT (internet-based) minimum score of 65 with no band less than 15
- Pearson (PTE) minimum score of 42 (no communicative skills less than 36)
- any other equivalent assessment of English language proficiency.
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How to apply
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Tel: +61 3 9214 8444 (outside Australia)
Training Organisation Identifier (TOID): 3059