Certificate III in Laboratory Skills


If you love being in the science lab, then our Cert III in Laboratory Skills is the ideal qualification to get you into this microscopic world of wonder. With a focus on collecting, sampling, identifying and analysing, you'll be able to make the perfect step forward in your science career. 

Units Included


MSL30118 - Certificate III in Laboratory Skills



  • MSL913003     Communicate with other people

  • MSL913004     Plan and conduct laboratory/field work 

  • MSL922001     Record and present data

  • MSL933006     Contribute to the achievement of quality objectives

  • MSL943004     Participate in laboratory or field workplace safety

  • MSMENV272     Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices



  • MSL933005     Maintain the laboratory/field workplace fit for purpose

  • MSL973013     Perform basic tests

  • MSL973014     Prepare working solutions

  • MSL973016     Perform aseptic techniques

  • MSL973019     Perform microscopic examination

  • MSL924003     Process and interpret data

  • MSL974023     Capture and manage scientific images

Education Pathway and Job Opportunities

We love to link our Cert IIIs and Cert IVs into a pathway program to ensure that our students are moving in the right direction towards their future. Once you have completed the Cert III in Fitness, and you can show us that you have passed Year 10 English and Maths, you are able to move onto the Cert IV in Science (Biology) Forensic Science Focus. Completion of Cert IV will allow you to satisfy University Entry Requirements to most Universities. 

According to seek.com.au, the Cert III in Laboratory Skills also opens up opportunities for you to gain work as a Laboratory Assistant in a variety of different businesses.

Minimum Requirements & Application Details

Students are provided content, videos, podcasts, activities, excursions, incursions as well as case studies and scenarios in our online environment, followed by time in the classroom to put their knowledge and skills into practice. You must have your own device (tablet or laptop etc) to access your course.


If you are at school: 

It's preferable that students wishing to study with us need to have​ achieved a C grade minimum in English in year 10. Talk to us if you don't meet this requirement.​ To start the process, you will need to get in contact with your school's VET Coordinator to request their support for you to complete this qualification. You will need to complete the Expression of Interest Form and get their signature on it and then forward it to us for approval. ​​ We run our year 11 program on either a Thursday or Friday during school terms. If your school does not release students on these days - please get in contact to discuss your situation and hopefully we can help find a solution.

If you are not in school: 

Complete the application document that can be downloaded by clicking the blue button above. Send it to apply@healthsciencehub.com.au and we'll get in contact about how to get you started. 

Study Options & Costs

This course is available in the following options:

  • Face to face 1 day/week during school term ($2000). This option is only available to school-aged students.