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Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques - Pathway to Bachelor of Biotechnology & Innovations - Box Hill Institute - Australia

Awarded by- Box Hill Institute- Australia
Structure     - 01 Year in Sri Lanka at IIHS -IIHS is an Extended Campus of Box Hill Institute
Pathway     - To Bachelor of Biotechnology & Innovation - Box Hill Institute - Australia

What is Bio Technology?
Biotechnology is a field of applied biology that involves the use of living organisms and bioprocesses in engineering, technology, medicine and other fields requiring bio-products. Biotechnology also utilizes these products for manufacturing purpose. Modern use of similar terms includes genetic engineering as well as cell- and tissue culture technologies. The concept encompasses a wide range of procedures (and history) for modifying living organisms according to human purposes — going back to domestication of animals, cultivation of plants, and "improvements" to these through breeding programs that employ artificial selection and hybridization. By comparison to biotechnology, bioengineering is generally thought of as a related field with its emphasis more on higher systems approaches (not necessarily altering or using biological materials directly) for interfacing with and utilizing living things.

Source: Wikipedia

Box Hill Institute
2 Box Hill Institute is a leading Victorian vocational and higher education provider known for our collaborative and creative approach to education in Australia and overseas. The Institute has a long and diverse history and over the years has been the recipient of many awards and achievements demonstrating Australia-wide recognition for our efforts.

Box Hill Institute offers a  wide variety of courses to both local and international students, from apprenticeships to degrees, short courses to diplomas, and in a range

of delivery modes including full time, part time and off campus.

Our Teaching Centers enable students to achieve their career goals, we add value to business and deliver innovation and technological change to industry. Our high quality strategic relationships, facilities and programs make us recognized leaders in a number of vocational areas. Read more
The Advanced Standing arrangement between IIHS and Box Hill Institute-TAFE allows you to complete the first year of your Diploma of Laboratory Technology- Specialize in Biotechnology Program at IIHS with a considerable cost saving and move on to Box Hill Institute-Australia for the completion of the final year.
Once the student completes the final year of the Diploma in Australia student will have the opportunity for opt for the associate degree in Biotechnology or Bachelor of Biotechnology & Innovation.      

Entry Requirements

  • Students can enter to the program on completion of G.C.E O/L or G.C.E A/L examination.
  • English Language – Credit for G.C.E O/L
  • IELTS score of 5.5 for the final year at Box Hill

Benefits of the Program

  • Unbelievable cost saving by following the 1st year in Sri Lanka & the final year in Australia.
  • Ability to obtain a world class Australian qualification even on completion of the 1st year studies at IIHS.
  • 100% international employability with high salary scales
  • Practical training in world class laboratories.

Academic Pathway & Outcomes

Units of Competency

MSAENV472B - Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
MSL913001A - Communicate with other people
MSL913002A - Plan and conduct laboratory/field work
MSL915001A - Provide information to customers
MSL924001A - Process and interpret data
MSL924002A - Use laboratory application software
MSL925001A - Analyse data and report results
MSL934002A - Apply quality system and continuous improvement processes
MSL944001A - Maintain laboratory/field workplace safety

MSL973004A- Perform aseptic techniques
MSL973007A - Perform microscopic examination
MSL973008A - Perform histological procedures
MSL974001A - Prepare, standardize and use solutions
MSL974003A - Perform chemical tests and procedures
MSL974006A - Perform biological procedures
MSL974011A - Prepare tissue and cell cultures
MSL975001A - Perform microbiological tests
MSL975003A - Perform histological tests
MSL975008A - Apply electrophoretic techniques
MSL975013A - Perform tissue and cell culture techniques
MSL975014A - Perform molecular biology tests and procedures

Course Fee for Local Students*

 Sri Lankan Component - 01 Year @ IIHS Cost (LKR) Total (LKR)

Registration Fee

1st Installment
Monthly Payment (for 11 months) 26,500 291,500
Total   463,500
Foreign Component -  2nd Year of the Diploma of Laboratory Technology     (Specializing in Biotechnology)-  Box Hill Institute Australia AUD Total (AUD)
Semester Payment to Box Hill TAFE 6,675  
Total for the final year

Bachelor of Biotechnology & Innovations

Once the students complete the Diploma the can transfer their credits to the 2nd Year of the Bachelor of Biotechnology & Innovations & complete the same within two years

Cost = $AUD15,320 per year, plus service and materials fees.

Prices are accurate at the time of uploading the information. Institute/ University has the authority to change the fee structure as per their policies.

Career Prospects
This course may provide you with employment opportunities as a Laboratory Technician or Technical Officer in a pharmaceutical company, research laboratories, government departmental laboratories or diagnostic laboratories in hospitals world wide.

Average Salary scale of a biotechnologist would vary from $45000-$100,000
Learn More about Careers in Bio Technology

Useful Links for Australian student Visa Information

    PHSRC, Ministry of Healthcare & Nutrition, Sri Lanka - Reg No: PHSRC/OMI / 77    TVEC, Ministry of Vocational Training, Sri Lanka, Reg No: P02/0152