C4397 - Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques
Plan: C4397 - Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques
Campus: City Campus
Program delivery and structureApproach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program transition plan
Approach to learning and assessment
The student to staff ratio in the Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques provides you with opportunities for individual teaching. Teachers have extensive industry experience and expertise and maintain close links with colleagues in the industry.
- Face to face teaching: to develop knowledge of underpinning concepts
- Personal study: using text books, journal articles and online resources to reinforce and broaden your understanding of these subjects
- Laboratory sessions: will allow you to develop skills in practical applications of all aspects of laboratory work related to this program. These are all held in modern, well-equipped laboratories with industry standard equipment and Standard Operating Procedures
- Industry visits: such visits may be organised to further enhance application of knowledge in the field and allow students to observe large scale production facilities and laboratories
- Computer laboratory sessions: The computer laboratory work will allow you to develop skills in the application of the concepts learnt during class room teaching of data analysis
- Personal research: to become familiar with recent developments and discoveries in this area
- Group work and peer teaching: to broaden your understanding of a range of subject areas
- Online learning: All courses will make use of Canvas, the online learning management system at RMIT. Here you will be able to access course notes and materials as well as additional reference material, quizzes and self assessments. In some courses, there will be online discussion forums moderated by the teacher.
There will be a range of different activities. These will be designed to assess both your underpinning knowledge of the courses you are studying and just as importantly, your development of laboratory skills. You will have ample opportunity to practise your laboratory skills and receive ongoing feedback from your teachers. Assessment will include exams, tests, laboratory reports, research projects and assignments, oral presentations and demonstration of practical skills. Your course guide for each course will give further details of what is required in each case. It will be your responsibility to read this information carefully and meet all the required deadlines.
Information on inherent requirements outlines the tasks you will be required to undertake during professional placement and on-campus learning activities. The non-academic abilities listed are provided for information only and are not entry requirements.
If there are any activities outlined which may be difficult for you to undertake, there are a range of adjustments to your study conditions available to enable and support you to demonstrate these abilities. Please contact the Equitable Learning Service (ELS) to discuss any adjustments you may require.
Please read the full list of the C4397 Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques inherent requirements.
By understanding the types of activities you’ll participate in, you can:
- understand more about the program
- determine if you may need support during your studies
- make an informed decision about whether the program is suitable for you
If you are living with disability, long-term illness and/or a mental health condition, RMIT can support you by making learning adjustments to activities in your program so that you can participate fully in your studies.
To receive learning adjustments, you need to register with Equitable Learning Service (ELS) (https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/student-support/equitable-learning-services)
The University considers the wellbeing and safety of all students, staff and the community to be a priority in academic and professional experience settings.
The RMIT Library provides a comprehensive range of study support services for students (https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/study-support) which include exam and assignment support, as well as maths and statistics and English language support.
Information relating to Covid
Please note that this program’s courses (whether core, option, or university elective courses) may have mandatory in-person attendance or assessment to pass the course.
If you are choosing to enrol in a course which has mandatory in-person attendance or assessment, you will need to comply with RMIT vaccination requirements which are applicable during the duration of the course. This RMIT requirement includes being vaccinated against COVID-19 or holding a valid medical exemption.
Please read this RMIT Enrolment Procedure as it has important information regarding COVID vaccination and your study at RMIT: https://policies.rmit.edu.au/document/view.php?id=209.
Please read the Student website for additional requirements of in-person attendance: https://www.rmit.edu.au/covid/coming-to-campusTop of page
Work integrated learning
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with simulated workplace experience. As a student enrolled in this RMIT University program you will be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate vocational competency.
In all your courses (subjects) you will spend a significant proportion of your time in industry standard laboratories acquiring real workplace skills. You will have the opportunity to become skilled in using a wide range of laboratory instruments and techniques. You will have ample opportunity to practice and reinforce your basic workplace skills and to then build on these in later courses.Top of page
Program transition plan
To ensure training packages are responsive to industry priorities for new and updated skills, they are monitored and reviewed during their endorsement period. Sometimes the outcome of a review is that a qualification is superseded by a new version of the qualification, or a new qualification altogether.
The school will endeavour to the best of their abilities to ensure that students are not disadvantaged in this process.Top of page
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