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Qualification details

MSL40118 - Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to MSL40116 - Certificate IV in Laboratory TechniquesCore units changed. Elective choices restricted. Total number of units required for qualification changed. 19/Jul/2018

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 20/Jul/2018


Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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MSL904002 - Perform standard calibrationsPerform standard calibrations Elective
MSL914002 - Prepare practical science classes and demonstrationsPrepare practical science classes and demonstrations Elective
MSL924003 - Process and interpret dataProcess and interpret data Core
MSL924004 - Use laboratory application softwareUse laboratory application software Elective
MSL934004 - Maintain and calibrate instruments and equipmentMaintain and calibrate instruments and equipment Core
MSL934005 - Contribute to the ongoing development of HACCP plansContribute to the ongoing development of HACCP plans Elective
MSL934006 - Apply quality system and continuous improvement processesApply quality system and continuous improvement processes Core
MSL934007 - Maintain and control stocksMaintain and control stocks Elective
MSL944002 - Maintain laboratory or field workplace safetyMaintain laboratory or field workplace safety Core
MSL953003 - Receive and prepare samples for testingReceive and prepare samples for testing Core
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 311000 Agricultural, Medical And Science Technicians 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0199 Other Natural And Physical Sciences 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Laboratory Operations 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Manufacturing Testing Technician,Environmental Technician,Mineral Assay Technician,Food Testing Technical Assistant,Construction Materials Testing Technician,Biological Technical Assistant,Laboratory Technician 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 311000 Agricultural, Medical And Science Technicians 20/Jul/2018 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0199 Other Natural And Physical Sciences 20/Jul/2018 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 20/Jul/2018 
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Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version was released in MSL Laboratory Operations Training Package Release 2.0.

Supersedes and equivalent to MSL40116 Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques. Core units changed. Elective choices restricted. Total number of units required for qualification changed.

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of workers who perform a range of laboratory techniques, including manual, semi-automated and fully automated, to collect and prepare samples in a laboratory. They conduct a wide range of basic, and limited range of specialist tests across a variety of industry sectors. Workers may be required to assist other personnel to solve technical problems and to adjust formulations and production mixes. They may also train them to collect samples and conduct basic tests reliably.

Workers have responsibility for their own outputs according to established procedures. Work is carried out according to established procedures often under the direction and supervision of laboratory or quality managers, or scientific/medical professionals. Work is normally subject to frequent progress and quality checks.

No licensing or certification requirements exist at the time of publication.

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 15

  • 5 core units
  • 10 elective units, consisting of:
  • at least 7 units from the electives listed below
  • up to 3 units from any endorsed Training Package or accredited course – these units must be relevant to the work outcome.

Core units 

Unit code 

Unit title 

MSL924003

Process and interpret data

MSL934004

Maintain and calibrate instruments and equipment

MSL934006

Apply quality system and continuous improvement processes

MSL944002

Maintain laboratory or field workplace safety

MSL953003

Receive and prepare samples for testing

Elective units 

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

MSL904002

Perform standard calibrations

MSL914002

Prepare practical science classes and demonstrations

MSL924004

Use laboratory application software

MSL934005

Contribute to the ongoing development of HACCP plans

MSL934007

Maintain and control stocks

MSL954003

Relate anatomical and physiological features to laboratory samples

MSL954004

Obtain representative samples in accordance with sampling plan

MSL954005

Prepare mineral samples for analysis

MSL973016

Perform aseptic techniques

MSL973019

Perform microscopic examination

MSL973020

Perform histological procedures

MSL973021

Conduct field-based acceptance tests for construction materials

MSL973022

Conduct laboratory-based acceptance tests for construction materials 

MSL974016

Perform physical and mechanical tests

MSL974017

Prepare, standardise and use solutions

MSL974018

Conduct geotechnical site investigations

MSL974019

Perform chemical tests and procedures

MSL974020

Perform food tests

MSL974021

Perform biological procedures

MSL974022

Undertake environmental field-based monitoring

MSL974023

Capture and manage scientific images

MSL974024

Undertake field-based, remote-sensing monitoring

MSL974025

Prepare tissue and cell cultures

MSL973016 Perform aseptic techniques

MSL974026

Perform tests to determine the properties of construction materials

MSL973022 Conduct laboratory-based acceptance tests for construction materials

MSL974027

Monitor performance of structures

MSL973021 Conduct field-based acceptance tests for construction materials

MSL974028

Classify soils

MSL973021 Conduct field-based acceptance tests for construction materials

MSL973022 Conduct laboratory-based acceptance tests for construction materials

MSL974029

Operate an automated mineral analysis system

MSL975029

Perform histological tests

MSL973019 Perform microscopic examination

MSL954003 Relate anatomical and physiological features to laboratory samples

MSL975035

Perform microbiological tests

MSL973016 Perform aseptic techniques

MSL973019 Perform microscopic examination

MSL975040

Apply routine chromatographic techniques

MSL974019 Perform chemical tests and procedures

MSL975045

Perform laboratory-based ecological techniques

MSL974021 Perform biological procedures

MSL975048

Apply routine spectrometric techniques

MSL974019 Perform chemical tests and procedures

MSMENV472

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

TAEDEL301

Provide work skill instruction

Qualification Mapping Information

Supersedes and equivalent to MSL40116 Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques

Links

MSL Laboratory Operations Companion Volume Implementation Guide is available from VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=5c63a03b-4a6b-4ae5-9560-1e3c5f462baa