MSL60116 - Advanced Diploma

(Laboratory Technology)

The Advanced Diploma in Laboratory Operations (CMT) qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to supervise laboratory operations within a work area or project team.

Employment outcomes targeted by this qualification include laboratory supervisors, senior technical officers and similar personnel.

Senior technicians or laboratory supervisors are generally responsible for the planning, allocation of tasks, coordination, quality assurance, recording and reporting of laboratory outputs within their section. This requires significant judgement about work sequences, and choice of appropriate technology and procedures to ensure that products and services meet customer expectations and are provided safely and efficiently in keeping with the enterprise business plan. Under broad direction from the senior technician/supervisor accepts responsibility for the day-to-day operation of his/her work/functional area.

They are often responsible for the effective implementation of operational policies and the technical training of personnel in their work area. They also contribute significantly to the development of these policies through the application of specialised technical knowledge.

This Qualification is an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Qualification

General Course Info

  • Course Time Frame

    New Workers: Maximum 48 months under Queensland State Government Traineeship program. Where the learner is engaged outside of the Traineeship program, the 48 months still applies. Where a course runs over a reasonable timeframe, all efforts will be made to assist the participant through to completion, some situations may entail cancellation of enrolment. Where a course runs over a reasonable timeframe, all efforts will be made to assist the participant through to completion, some situations may entail cancellation of enrolment.

    Experienced Workers: 2-12 months (estimate)

    *The length of time taken to complete this Qualification is a variable, this is a guide only.  Some may take longer or shorter time depending on variables such as availability, access to supporting evidence, work commitments and changing roles in the workplace.

  • Entry Requirements

    Prior Qualifications: Entrants must have been awarded a Diploma of Laboratory Technology or be able to demonstrate equivalent competency, and have had an appropriate period of relevant employment at an occupational level commensurate with the Diploma of Laboratory Technology.

    Employment: You must currently be employed in the Civil Construction industry with access to plant equipment, or have had a significant amount of experience and access to paperwork to demonstrate your experience.

  • Funding


    Fee for service fees:  Each fee is calculated on a case by case basis, the minimum fee for this Qualification is $2500; where a learner would have significant experience and is not in a remote location.  The maximum fee for this Qualification is $5000. Travel and accommodation costs, where applicable, are additional to the minimum and maximum fee, this will be negotiated prior to enrolment via written notification.  The fee for service fees are split into 2 payments, maximum $1500.00 deposit prior to commencement and the balance upon completion.  The full amount of the fee for service fee must be paid prior to KASE issuing the Certificate.

    Fee for service deposits: There is a pre-paid deposit required for FFS Learners prior to enrolment, this is non-refundable after the cooling off period (see below).  The pre-paid deposit amount will not exceed $1500.00 on any given enrolment

    Refunds: FFS pre-paid deposit payments are refundable if requested within the cooling off period (see below), after this period, they are non-refundable.


  • Credit

    Where you have already achieved units that are equivalent to or higher than the units within this Qualification, you will be granted a credit when you submit a copy of your previous Qualification and when this evidence is verified.
  • Issuing Your Certificate

    KASE will issue your Certificate within 30 calendar days of completion of all assessment and paperwork requirements. Where you have not completed all components of a Qualification, you will be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing the units you have achieved in full.  These documents will be kept for a period of 30 years, and you can access them by requesting a copy directly from KASE.
  • Support Services

    Where applicable, KASE will direct you to the appropriate support services relevant to any support the individual may need that KASE cannot provide; this includes significant Learning, Literacy and Numeracy support needs or Government specific questions.  It is the responsibility of the learner to discover these costs with the relevant body.
  • Consumer / RTO Rights

    Consumer Rights

    The ACCC states that services must:

    • be provided with acceptable care and skill or technical knowledge and taking all necessary steps to avoid loss and damage
    • be fit for the purpose or give the results that you and the business had agreed to
    • be delivered within a reasonable time when there is no agreed end date

     Where a consumer considers these guidelines were not met, please refer to our Appeals/Complaints Policy found at 

    Please be aware that consumer guarantees do not apply where the consumer:

    • asked for a service to be done in a certain way against the advice of the business or were unclear about what you wanted
    • got what you asked for but simply changed your mind, found it cheaper somewhere else, decided you did not like the purchase or had no use for it.

    RTO Rights

    The RTO reserves the right to refuse engagement with a client where it sees it is unable to deliver satisfactory service, this might be due to location of the learner or exorbitant costs to the RTO, or for any other reason; this is at the RTO’s discretion. The RTO further reserves the right to refuse or withdraw enrolment where it has deemed the client unfit to enrol or where continuation of the course would result in non-compliance with the relevant Standards, State Bodies or Qualification requirements, or for any other reason the RTO sees as significant.  Where this situation would occur, the RTO will notify the appropriate party via written correspondence.  The recipient has the opportunity to submit a compliant or appeal using our Appeals/Complaints Policy and Procedure found on our website. Where this occurs, the issue will be dealt with through the established Appeals/Complaints Policy.

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Course Units

  • MSL60116 - CORE

    Unit code 

    Unit title 


    Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices


    Develop and maintain laboratory documentation


    Manage and develop teams


    Supervise laboratory operations in work/functional area


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


    Maintain quality system and continuous improvement processes within work/functional area


    Implement and monitor WHS and environmental management system

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  • MSL60116 - Electives (A)

    Unit code 

    Unit title 


    Manage complex projects


    Conduct an internal audit of the quality system


    Contribute to validation of test methods 
    Pre-requisite MSL976003


    Evaluate and select appropriate test methods and/or procedures

    MSL977004 *

    Develop or adapt analyses and procedures
    Pre-requisite MSL976003

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  • MSL60116 - Electives (B)

    Unit code 

    Unit title 


    Perform non-standard calibrations
    Pre-requisite MSL904001


    Create or modify calibration procedures
    Pre-requisites MSL905001 and MSL904001


    Provide information to customers


    Schedule laboratory work for a small team


    Analyse data and report results
    Pre-requisite MSL924001

    MSL925002 * 

    Analyse measurements and estimate uncertainties
    Pre-requisite MSL924001


    Monitor the quality of test results and data
    Pre-requisite MSL924001


    Assist in the maintenance of reference materials

    MSL935003 * 

    Authorise the issue of test results
    Pre-requisites MSL925001 and MSL924001


    Maintain instruments and equipment

    MSL975007 *

    Supervise sampling, inspections and testing at construction sites
    Pre-requisites MSL974002 and MSL954001


    Perform complex tests to measure engineering properties of materials
    Pre-requisites MSL974012 and MSL973010

    MSL975023* Supervise geotechnical site investigations
    Pre-requisite MSL974002

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