TAFE Queensland offers a range of courses in laboratory science including sampling and measurement, laboratory technology and techniques, and pathology collection and assistance. There is a strong need for sample collection and laboratory skills across a variety of industries including mining, food manufacturing, construction, and pharmaceutical production.
Study laboratory science
In our sampling and laboratory technology courses you'll learn how to collect and prepare samples, carry out experiments, analyse data, and report results. Our pathology courses will teach you how to perform veinous and capillary blood collections, receive, prepare and dispatch specimens, and perform basic tests.
Our laboratory science courses will equip you for a diverse range of career pathways including positions as a pathology collector or assistant, laboratory assistant or officer specialising in food, water, or pathology, technical assistant working in construction, environmental, or manufacturing testing, or a sampler in the mining, food, or pharmaceutical industries.
- Air quality sampler
- Calibration officer
- Food laboratory assistant
- Pathology assistant
- Pathology collector
- Quarry aggregates sampler
- Technical assistant
- Water testing laboratory assistant
Laboratory science courses
Diploma of Laboratory Technology
Take your career in the lab further with this advanced-level course which is perfect for people looking to upgrade their qualification while working in the industry.
- Laboratory Technician
- Technical Officers
Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques / Diploma of Laboratory Technology
Double your qualifications and career prospects with this dual award and get the skills you need to work as a laboratory technician in the clinical science, pathology pharmaceutical, or forensic science industries.
- Food Laboratory Technical Officer
- Laboratory Technical Officer
- Pathology Technical Officer
- Biotechnology Technical Officer
- Construction Materials Testing Technical Officer
Certificate III in Laboratory Skills
Kick start your career in science with this entry-level course that qualifies you to work as a laboratory assistant in food technology, pathology, schools or trades.
- Laboratory Technician
- Testing Technical Assistant
- Laboratory Assistant
- Field Assistant
Laboratory science facilities
Find out more about the facilities you'll have access to as a laboratory science student at TAFE Queensland including our fully equipped science and medical laboratories. You'll learn from highly-qualified teaching staff — many of them having previously completed a PhD in their field.
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