Qualification details

MSL50118 - Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 20/Jul/2018

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to MSL50116 - Diploma of Laboratory TechnologyCore units changed. Elective choices restricted. Specialisations added. Total number of units required for qualification changed. 19/Jul/2018


Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
FDFFST4004A - Perform microbiological procedures in the food industryPerform microbiological procedures in the food industry Elective
MSL904002 - Perform standard calibrationsPerform standard calibrations Elective
MSL905004 - Perform non-standard calibrationsPerform non-standard calibrations Elective
MSL905005 - Create or modify calibration proceduresCreate or modify calibration procedures Elective
MSL905006 - Create or modify automated calibration proceduresCreate or modify automated calibration procedures Elective
MSL915003 - Provide information to customersProvide information to customers Elective
MSL915004 - Schedule laboratory work for a small teamSchedule laboratory work for a small team Elective
MSL916006 - Develop and maintain laboratory documentationDevelop and maintain laboratory documentation Elective
MSL916007 - Manage and develop teamsManage and develop teams Elective
MSL916008 - Supervise laboratory operations in work or functional areaSupervise laboratory operations in work or functional area Elective
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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 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Laboratory Operations 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Technical Officer - Pathology,Biotechnology Technical Officer,Laboratory Technical Officer,Forensic Science Technician,Calibration Technician,Manufacturing Testing Technical Officer,Food Laboratory Technical Officer,Mineral Assay Technical Officer 

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 421 Diploma 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 MSL50116 Diploma of Laboratory Technology. Core units changed. Elective choices restricted. Specialisations added. Total number of units required for qualification changed.

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of workers who apply a range of laboratory technologies to conduct scientific-technical tests in most industry sectors, utilising specialist technical knowledge. They conduct a wide range of routine and complex, specialised tests where atypical samples may be involved and the instrumentation used has a wide range of operating variables. Workers communicate sample requirements to other personnel and may liaise with suppliers to troubleshoot product non-conformance. They may also demonstrate methods to others and train team members to collect samples and conduct basic tests reliably.

Workers contribute to the modification of standard operating procedures (SOPs) and enterprise methods when necessary, they may also have a role in the planning of schedules and monitoring of resources in their work area. Work is carried out according to established procedures, often under the management of laboratory or quality managers, or scientific/medical professionals.

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

Entry Requirements

Entry into this qualification is open to individuals who:

  • hold a Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques

or

  • hold a relevant Certificate IV or higher level qualification in a relevant science discipline

or

  • can demonstrate equivalent skills and knowledge in a relevant science discipline to any of the above qualifications.

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 15

  • 5 core units
  • 10 elective units, consisting of:
  • at least 7 units from any of the elective lists below, including at least 5 units coded at 5000 or above
  • up to 3 units from any endorsed Training Package or accredited course these units must be relevant to the work outcome.

Any combination of electives that meets the rules above can be selected for the award of the MSL50118 Diploma of Laboratory Technology. Where appropriate, electives may be packaged to provide a qualification with a specialisation.

Packaging for each specialisation :

  • At least 6 Group A electives must be selected for award of Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Pathology)
  • At least 6 Group B electives must be selected for award of the Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Chemistry)
  • At least 6 Group C electives must be selected for award of the Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Construction)
  • At least 6 Group D electives must be selected for award of the Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Food)
  • At least 6 Group E electives must be selected for award of the Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Biotechnology).

Core units 

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

MSL924003

Process and interpret data

MSL924004

Use laboratory application software

MSL925004

Analyse data and report results

MSL924003 Process and interpret data

MSL934004

Maintain and calibrate instruments and equipment

MSL935007

Monitor the quality of test results and data

MSL924003 Process and interpret data

Elective units 

Group A electives Pathology specialisation  

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

Prerequisites 

MSL954003

Relate anatomical and physiological features to laboratory samples

MSL974021

Perform biological procedures

MSL975028

Apply advanced embedding and microtomy skills

MSL975029 Perform histological tests

MSL975029

Perform histological tests

MSL973019 Perform microscopic examination

MSL954003 Relate anatomical and physiological features to laboratory samples

MSL975030

Perform immunohaematological tests

MSL975033

Perform tissue and cell culture techniques

MSL973016 Perform aseptic techniques

MSL975034

Perform molecular biology tests and procedures

MSL973016 Perform aseptic techniques

MSL974021 Perform biological procedures

MSL975035

Perform microbiological tests

MSL973016 Perform aseptic techniques

MSL973019 Perform microscopic examination

MSL975036

Perform haematological tests

MSL973019 Perform microscopic examination

MSL975037

Perform chemical pathology tests

MSL974021 Perform biological procedures

Group B electives Chemistry specialisation 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

Prerequisites 

MSL925003

Determine measurements of uncertainty

MSL935006

Assist in the maintenance of reference materials

MSL974019

Perform chemical tests and procedures

MSL975040

Apply routine chromatographic techniques

MSL974019 Perform chemical tests and procedures

MSL975046

Perform complex tests to measure chemical properties of materials

MSL974019 Perform chemical tests and procedures

MSL975047

Apply complex instrumental techniques

MSL974019 Perform chemical tests and procedures

MSL975048

Apply routine spectrometric techniques

MSL974019 Perform chemical tests and procedures

MSL975049

Apply routine electrometric techniques

MSL974019 Perform chemical tests and procedures

Group C electives Construction specialisation 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

Prerequisites 

MSL925003

Determine measurements of uncertainty

MSL954004

Obtain representative samples in accordance with sampling plan

MSL974016

Perform physical and mechanical tests

MSL974018

Conduct geotechnical site investigations

MSL974026

Perform tests to determine the properties of construction materials

MSL973022 Conduct laboratory-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

MSL975031

Supervise sampling, inspections and testing at construction sites

MSL954004 Obtain representative samples in accordance with sampling plan

MSL973021 Conduct field based acceptance tests for construction materials

MSL975044

Perform complex tests to measure engineering properties of materials

MSL973022 Conduct laboratory-based acceptance tests for construction materials

MSL974026 Perform tests to determine the properties of construction materials

MSL975051

Supervise geotechnical site investigations

MSL974018 Conduct geotechnical site investigations

MSL975055

Classify building sites

MSL974028 Classify soils

Group D electives Food specialisation 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

Prerequisites 

FDFFST4004A

Perform microbiological procedures in the food industry

 

MSL934005

Contribute to the ongoing development of HACCP plans

MSL974019

Perform chemical tests and procedures

MSL974020

Perform food tests

MSL975032

Provide input to production trials

MSL975038

Conduct sensory analysis

MSL975040

Apply routine chromatographic techniques

MSL974019 Perform chemical tests and procedures

MSL975048

Apply routine spectrometric techniques

MSL974019 Perform chemical tests and procedures

MSL975050

Perform food analyses

MSL974020 Perform food tests

Group E electives Biotechnology specialisation 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

Prerequisites 

MSL974019

Perform chemical tests and procedures

MSL975033

Perform tissue and cell culture techniques

MSL973016 Perform aseptic techniques

MSL975034

Perform molecular biology tests and procedures

MSL973016 Perform aseptic techniques

MSL974021 Perform biological procedures

MSL975035

Perform microbiological tests

MSL973016 Perform aseptic techniques

MSL973019 Perform microscopic examination

MSL975039

Apply electrophoretic techniques

MSL974019 Perform chemical tests and procedures

MSL975040

Apply routine chromatographic techniques

MSL974019 Perform chemical tests and procedures

MSL975048

Apply routine spectrometric techniques

MSL974019 Perform chemical tests and procedures

Other electives 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

Prerequisites 

MSL904002

Perform standard calibrations

MSL905004

Perform non-standard calibrations

MSL904002 Perform standard calibrations

MSL905005

Create or modify calibration procedures

MSL905004 Perform non-standard calibrations

MSL905006

Create or modify automated calibration procedures

MSL905005 Create or modify calibration procedures

MSL915003

Provide information to customers

MSL915004

Schedule laboratory work for a small team

MSL916006

Develop and maintain laboratory documentation

MSL916007

Manage and develop teams

MSL916008

Supervise laboratory operations in work or functional area

MSL916009

Maintain registration and statutory or legal compliance in work or functional area

MSL916010

Manage complex projects

MSL935005

Authorise the issue of test results

MSL925004 Analyse data and report results

MSL935006

Assist in the maintenance of reference materials

MSL955002

Supervise a robotic sample preparation system

MSL953004 Operate a robotic sample preparation system

MSL974022

Undertake environmental field-based monitoring

MSL975041

Perform fire assay techniques

MSL973023 Perform fire pouring techniques

MSL975042

Design and supervise complex environmental field surveys

MSL974022 Undertake environmental field-based monitoring

MSL975043

Prepare animal and plant material for display

MSL975052

Locate, record and collect forensic samples

MSL975053

Perform complex laboratory testing of forensic samples

MSL975054

Perform physical examination of forensic samples

MSMENV472

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

Qualification Mapping Information

Supersedes and equivalent to MSL50116 Diploma of Laboratory Technology

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

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