Laboratory Skills Programme

106Participants in this programme are preparing for laboratory careers as technical assistants or technicians in microbiological and chemical laboratories (testing and research).  This programme is not intended to prepare people to work in a medical laboratory.  The emphasis is on practical work.

This programme is only open to NZ Domestic Participants.

Duration: 20 weeks plus study breaks

Currently available intakes: Click here

Awarded upon successful completion: New Zealand Certificate in Applied Science (Level 4)

Costs for Entire Programme:

Domestic  NZ$5565


For New Zealanders, this programme is eligible for the NZ government's FeesFree policy.  You can check your eligibility at .

StudyLinkFor New Zealanders, this programme is eligible for StudyLink assistance.  You can check your eligibility at .

Real World Education Scholarships are also available. 

Please click here for information about other costs.

Entry: Participants must have a typical high school background with some knowledge of chemistry (such as New Zealand's NCEA Level 2 with 15 credits of Level 2 Chemistry) or equivalent knowledge and skills, and demonstrate an understanding of and general suitability for the programme determined by Real World Education's pre-entry process.

Relationship to other programmes: This programme may be taken on its own or as the first third of the Laboratory Technician Comprehensive Programme.

Modules: The modules in this programme are listed below.  For details of modules, please click here.

Microbiology and Chemistry in a Working Laboratory (SCI401, 45 credits, level 4)

Context for Laboratory Work (SCI501, 15 credits, level 5)