VCE VET Laboratory Skills

VCE VET Laboratory Skills

Course Summary

If you love doing experiments and working in a lab, then this subject is perfect for you. Get ready to learn all the cool skills and knowledge you need to succeed in a laboratory setting.

In VET VCE Laboratory Skills, you’ll learn the basics of working in a lab. We’ll cover everything from how to use lab equipment safely to understanding important scientific principles. Throughout the course, you’ll get hands-on experience handling lab tools, conducting experiments, analyzing data, and keeping your workspace clean and organized.

VCE: Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

ATAR Contribution: Unit 3 & 4 sequence must undertake scored assessment for the purpose of achieving a study score. This means 3 coursework tasks and end of year exam.

VET: MSL30122 Certificate III in Laboratory Skills

Structured workplace learning advice: 80 hours strongly recommended but not compulsory

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • process and record data and recognise trends and out of control conditions.
  • operate test equipment and instruments and make limited adjustments to their controls.
  • preparing working solutions and performing microscopic examinations
  • performing aseptic techniques

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Approximate Costs

Unit 1 & 2


Unit 3 & 4


Learning Area Contact

Technology Learning Area Leader

Simon Hampton