Laboratory Technician Comprehensive Programme
Participants in this programme are preparing for laboratory careers as technicians progressing to advanced technical roles. This programme is not intended to prepare people to work in a medical laboratory. The emphases are on practical work, and on an understanding of the context of that practical work. Therefore, there will be practice finding and using information, and a project to gain an understanding of laboratory quality systems. Participants have considerable flexibility in developing specialist knowledge and skills.
This programme is for international and domestic participants.
Duration: 60 weeks plus study breaks
- 2019: 28 January 2019, 18 February 2019, 18 March 2019, 29 April 2019, 27 May 2019, 17 June 2019, 15 July 2019, 12 August 2019, 09 September 2019, 07 October 2019
Each intake has only a few spaces available.
Awarded upon successful completion: People completing this programme will earn two qualifications by doing so. The New Zealand Certificate in Applied Science (Level 4) is awarded after successful completion of SCI401 and SCI501, The New Zealand Diploma in Applied Science (Level 6) is awarded after successful completion of the entire programme,
Post-study work visa: For information, please click here.
Partnering laboratory time: Approximately 740 hours
Your fees will not increase while you remain enrolled in this programme.
Costs for Entire Programme:
International NZ$29420 (NZ$19613 for first 120 credits)
Domestic NZ$15645 (NZ$9811 for first 120 credits)
Scholarships are 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. International applicants must have an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 or better with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent evidence of English proficiency).
Relationship to other programmes: The content of this programme is essentially the same and the Laboratory Skills Programme, the Laboratory Technician Programme and the Advanced Laboratory Technician Programme combined.