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Life Science Technician – ANZSCO 311413

Description

Identifies and collects living organisms and conducts field and laboratory studies in support of Life Scientists or Environmental Scientists.

Skill Level

2

Alternative Titles
  • Life Science Technical Officer
Specialisations
  • Biological Technical Officer
  • Botanical Technical Officer
  • Ecological Technical Officer
  • Environmental Technical Officer
  • Fisheries Technical Officer
  • Forestry Technical Officer
  • Forestry Technician
  • Wood Technologist
  • Zoology Technical Officer
Skills Assessment Authority
VETASSESS
Caveats
No caveats apply to this occupation.
Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations
  • 3112-15 Life Science Technical Officer

Group: 3114 Science Technicians

Description

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.

Tasks
  • 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
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.

Occupations in this Group
  • 311411 Chemistry Technician
  • 311412 Earth Science Technician
  • 311413 Life Science Technician
  • 311414 School Laboratory Technician
  • 311415 Hydrographer
  • 311499 Science Technicians nec

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