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Ara Institute of Canterbury offers a variety of programmes and courses leading to qualifications and careers in science and technology. Career opportunities within the areas of science are incredibly diverse, encompassing laboratory science and biotechnology.

Our wide range of health and science qualifications were created in collaboration with employers to meet industry needs. Taught by highly qualified, experienced professionals, they're designed to lead to hands-on careers. You'll develop specialist skills and apply your knowledge in real-world environments, both on and off campus, with many courses including work placements. Upon graduation, you'll have the skills and experience to work competently and confidently in your chosen industry from day one.

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Graduate Diploma in Laboratory Technology

Programme code:
CH3700
Level:
7
Credits:
120
Starts:
February, July

Expand on your science knowledge and skills for a career as a laboratory technician with our industry endorsed qualification.

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New Zealand Diploma in Applied Science (Level 6)

Programme code:
NZ2553
Level:
6
Credits:
120
Starts:
February, July

A level 6 diploma such as this is the minimum required for work in a modern science laboratory. Science laboratories are part of a fast-evolving commercial science sector which encompasses businesses operating in food production, manufacturing and environmental management.

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New Zealand Diploma in Applied Science (Level 5)

Programme code:
NZ2552
Level:
5
Credits:
120
Starts:
February, July

This programme will equip you with skills required by the ever-expanding commercial science sector, which encompasses increasingly automated food production, manufacturing and environmental management businesses.

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