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Laboratory science

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 venous 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.

Career outcomes

  • Air quality sampler
  • Calibration officer
  • Food laboratory assistant
  • Pathology assistant
  • Pathology collector
  • Quarry aggregates sampler
  • Technical assistant
  • Water testing laboratory 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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