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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
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.
You'll have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory reports 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.
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.