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.
This course is currently in transition.
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.
On-campus: 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time; Workplace Training (Traineeship): minimum of 12 months to maximum of three years.
Hawthorn (March, August) - View application and start dates
- Part-time (day)
VTAC course code
Hawthorn (fee type determined by provider)
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.
Units of study
Careers and graduate outcomes
- Career opportunities, course aims and objectives and graduate skills.
Aims and objectives
Pathways and scholarships
Course fees and requirements
- Fees, entry requirements and non-year 12 entry.
A VET Student Loan is available for this course – allowing you to defer part of your fees if you're eligible.
The maximum VET Student Loan amount for this course is $16,788. You must start repaying this loan once you earn above the compulsory repayment threshold.
Diploma of Laboratory Technology
Estimated course fees for 2023*
|For students who are not granted a Skills First government-subsidised place||For students who are granted a Skills First government-subsidised place||Is this a Free TAFE course?|
|You will need to pay this amount if you do not receive a VET Student Loan||$21,960||$11,450||This course is not eligible for Free TAFE|
|You will need to pay this amount if you do receive a VET Student Loan||$5,172||Fully Covered||This course is not eligible for Free TAFE|
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
You could be granted a Skills First government-subsidised place when you apply for this course. Check your eligibility now.
Concession rates for Diploma and Advanced Diploma programs are also available if you self-identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent and qualify for a government-subsidised training place under the Indigenous Completions Initiative.
The eligibility criteria are set by the Victorian Government and assessed by Swinburne in accordance with government directives, which are subject to change at any time.
Find out if you’re eligible for a fee concession here.
If you are not granted a government subsidised place, the full course fee will apply. Check your eligibility now.
Indicative nominal course hours: 1,430.
- 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.
How to apply
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Tel: 1300 SWINBURNE
Training Organisation Identifier (TOID): 3059