Basic Microscope Care (Micro-credential)

Real World Education Limited

Subject area

Natural and Physical Sciences not elsewhere classified



10 Weeks

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This micro-credential will prepare people to provide maintenance and repairs for affordable compound microscopes, such as those typically found in schools. Most microscope repair and maintenance training available is appropriate for very
expensive microscopes, but is inappropriate for more affordable microscopes. This micro-credential will prepare people to care for affordable microscopes in a way that can make a huge difference in usability and image quality. The micro-credential will also include things that should be considered in selecting microscopes for specific purposes or for purchase.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Entry into this micro-credential requires: - sufficient access to microscopes for practical work, - NCEA Level 2 (or equivalent), and - demonstration of understanding of the micro-credential, and general suitability for the study through Real World Education's pre-entry process.

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


10 Weeks

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$0 $0
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$1,220 $1,220
Total $1,220 $1,220

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

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Contact details

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Phone: (03) 9755627

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