Laboratory Operations Industry


Laboratory operations is not technically an industry, rather a diverse group of generally non-professional technical and scientific occupations including sampler preparers, testers and laboratory personnel which are spread across a wide range of enterprises and industries including agriculture, manufacturing, construction, mining, health and environmental management.

Laboratory services are highly regulated as they play a critical role in the safety, quality and compliance of many industry sectors. Standards, regulations and legislation cover many aspects of laboratory operations, including accreditation of laboratories, testing procedures, use of materials, and documentation and maintenance of equipment. 

November 26, 2018

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has established nine cross-sector projects to address common skills needs, minimise duplication of units, consolidate existing units and remove units that are no longer being used.

This will reduce the levels of complexity in the vocational education and training (VET) system, improve worker mobility through a standardised approach, allowing recognition of qualifications betwe...

October 25, 2018

The Industry Mentoring Network in STEM (IMNIS) is an award-winning industry-led initiative of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering.

IMNIS connects motivated PhD students (mentees) in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with outstanding high level industry leaders (mentors) in a one year industry mentoring program.

IMNIS provides Australia’s future STEM leaders the opportunity to engage with i...

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Workforce Priorities


Find out more information about the skilling priorities of the laboratory operations sector in Western Australia.

SSO Skills Forecast


Laboratory Operations - The Laboratory Operations Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work, links the sector trends, workforce skill priorities and training plan to effectively meet the future skill needs of this sector.

Industry Reports

This section contains a range of industry reports from a wide range of sources which provide a broad perspective on the RITC industries with a focus on skilling and industry development issues.

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