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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.

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 veinous 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.

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Career outcomes
  • Air quality sampler
  • Calibration officer
  • Food laboratory assistant
  • Pathology assistant
  • Pathology collector
  • Quarry aggregates sampler
  • Technical assistant
  • Water testing laboratory assistant
 
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Launch your laboratory science career with TAFE Queensland

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.

 
Libraries and study spaces

If you need somewhere to study or extra help with your assignments, the TAFE Queensland library network offers a range of services and resources to support you on your study journey. If your campus doesn't have a library, you will still be able to access library resources online, via mail, or be able to visit and access services at another campus library.

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