Sorry, this program is not available for local students.
Please contact Info Corner to discuss other study options.
Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.
If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact us for more information.
Note: This program has been replaced by C5362 Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Pathology Testing).
Gain the skills to become a technician in laboratories in hospitals, research institutes, pharmaceutical companies and private pathology laboratories.
Medical laboratory technicians or assistants conduct routine laboratory tests for pathologists, microbiologists/bacteriologists, biochemists, clinical chemists, pharmacologists or veterinarians.
The program will equip you with the knowledge and skills to work under supervision to:
- examine micro-organisms or changes in cells and tissues
- perform chemical analyses of blood and other body fluids
- assist with research into biochemical or genetic processes.
*Programs may change as training packages are updated.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
We keep classes small to ensure that you get individual attention from teachers.
Our labs have the latest industry standard equipment and there's ample opportunity for you to gain hands-on experience.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work. These are in English.
You'll have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.
In your second year, you'll complete a 10-day work placement organised by RMIT.
The placement will take place in laboratories ranging from small research labs to large pathology companies.
You'll find high demand for technicians in pathology laboratories in public hospitals and large private pathology providers like Healthscope, Dorevitch and Melbourne Pathology.
Program and course information
Begin your laboratory career here
Your skills for examining micro-organisms and performing blood analyses will become second to none. With many pathway options available, you could choose to further your studies too.