Introduction to Chemical Laboratory Skills

This course equips course participants, such as laboratory technicians, with the essential skills and knowledge to perform laboratory operations across various industries.

Participants will enhance their practical skills in performing chemical testing and managing laboratories in a chemical (or related) laboratory setting. They will learn to handle a variety of chemical procedures and operations. Participants will also learn the importance of personal protective equipment (PPE) and the proper procedures for general waste disposal in a laboratory setting.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • identify Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) policy, procedures and practices in the planning, preparation and execution of chemical lab activities

  • identify hazards and perform risk control measures in the preparation and execution of chemical lab activities

  • apply good laboratory practices, i.e. documentation, standard operation procedures (SOP), equipment calibration, reagent preparation, labelling, etc.

  • prepare standard solutions and perform serial dilution

  • carry out manual and auto titration to find out the concentration of an unknown solution

Programme Outline

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Participants will be awarded the Certificate of Accomplishment by Republic Polytechnic upon meeting 80% of the attendance.


This course has allowed me to understand the lab preparation process, safety and quality aspects and the technical skills involved in chemical lab work. I will be able to manage the laboratories more effectively with the knowledge gained from this workshop.” 

Seah Hui Peng
Production Engineer, 
ST Aerospace Engines

Course Dates

9 September -10 September 2020

Course Duration

2 days (9am - 5pm)

Course Venue

Republic Polytechnic @ Woodlands

Full Course Fee (Others) Workfare Training Scheme (WTS) Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above SME-employed Singapore Citizens & SPR Singapore Citizens aged below 40 OR Singapore PR

This course is SkillsFuture Credit approved.

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Fees quoted are inclusive of GST. Republic Polytechnic reserves the right to make changes to the course fees and application closing dates without prior notice. The commencement of each course is subject to a sufficient number of participants. All information is accurate at time of publishing.