Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques
TAFE Queensland - South Bank

Course outline

Take the next step in your career with this Certificate IV course designed to enhance laboratory skills and broaden scientific knowledge in your chosen technical field. This qualification is perfect for people looking to enhance their laboratory skills and increase their employment opportunities in industries experiencing steady growth. This course will teach you how to work effectively, meet quality standards, and perform a range of tests for use across a variety of industry sectors. Learn how to log samples, check sample documentation, prepare samples for testing, perform scientific calculations, interpret results, and maintain laboratory equipment. Specialist subjects include chemistry, biology, histology, microbiology and tissue culture. Our highly-experienced staff are available every step of the way to provide the one-on-one guidance you need to succeed.


Applicants offered a place in this course who are not eligible for a subsidised enrolment will pay full fee. VET Student Loans and payment plans may be available to eligible applicants for study in the certificate, refer to tafeqld.edu.au/study-with-us/what-it-costs/index.html for information.

Fee notes

For information regarding TAFE Queensland course fees, VET Student Loans, FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP visit tafeqld.edu.au/study-with-us/what-it-costs/index.html or telephone 1300 308 233. For combined TAFE Queensland/university courses, refer to entry under university for higher education component.


Completion of Year 12 or attained Year 12 leaving age

Recommended study
Due to the high-level content of this course, competency in mathematics and science (equivalent to Year 10 or above) are highly desirable but not a requirement.
Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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Career opportunities

Biological technical assistant, food testing technical assistant, environmental technician, laboratory technician.

Course Code
Start Date
Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025


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Level of Qualification
Certificate IV
Study Area
Course Duration

1 year On campus with some online