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      Prepares experiments and demonstrations, makes up solutions, prepares slides, orders books and equipment, and tidies up laboratories in support of teaching chemistry, earth sciences, life sciences and physical sciences.

      Skill Level: 2

    Average Income:
    The average salary for a School Laboratory Technician is $ 72,704 for male employees and $ 56,780 for female employees per year.
    Average Age: Males: 39.6 Females: 40.8 Persons: 40.0
    [See: www.abs.gov.au 3114 Science technicians - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016]

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    School Laboratory Technician job description, duties and education requirements


      SCIENCE TECHNICIANS perform tests and experiments, and provide technical support functions to assist with research, design, production and teaching in chemistry, earth sciences, life sciences, and physical sciences.

      Indicative Skill Level:

      Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

      In Australia:

        AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

      In New Zealand:
        NZ Register Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

      At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

      Tasks Include:

      • preparing materials for experimentation such as freezing and slicing specimens and mixing chemicals
      • collecting information and samples
      • conducting field and laboratory experiments, tests and analyses
      • presenting results in graphic and written form by preparing maps, charts, sketches, diagrams and reports
      • performing routine mathematical calculations, and computations of measurements
      • controlling the quality and quantity of laboratory supplies by testing samples and monitoring usage
      • checking, calibrating and maintaining test equipment
      • participating in fabricating, installing and modifying equipment to ensure that critical standards are met
      • preparing experiments and demonstrations for science classes


      Sources: www.abs.gov.au and DIBP

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