What is the name of your roles

Any discussions concerning the job go here.
Post Reply
User avatar
cactus155
Posts: 196
Joined: 15 May 2006, 10:00
Job Title: Laboratory Guru
School: Claremont College
Suburb: Claremont
State/Location: TAS

What is the name of your roles

Post by cactus155 » 04 Jun 2020, 09:28

I am just interested in seeing what other States call the role of 'Laboratory Technician'
Because I am possibly looking at changing states at some time in the future and would love to know what to actually look for on Government job sites etc.

Thanks in advance

User avatar
shellythenewlabby
Posts: 44
Joined: 01 Jul 2016, 12:17
School: Woonona High School
State/Location: NSW

Re: What is the name of your roles

Post by shellythenewlabby » 04 Jun 2020, 10:11

Mine is Lab Technician, but I like to say that i'm the boss of the teachers, they sometimes agree :giggle: :giggle:

Marama T
Posts: 70
Joined: 01 Aug 2017, 12:19
Job Title: Laboratory technician
School: Emmanuel Anglican College
Suburb: Ballina
State/Location: NSW

Re: What is the name of your roles

Post by Marama T » 04 Jun 2020, 10:27

Here in NSW, the department of education calls the role "science assistant".

Merilyn1
Posts: 990
Joined: 12 Mar 2013, 08:10
Job Title: Labbie
School: Wollondilly Anglican College
Suburb: Tahmoor
State/Location: NSW

Re: What is the name of your roles

Post by Merilyn1 » 04 Jun 2020, 11:14

Leave Tasmania??! I haven't been there but it looks so peaceful but too cold!
Anyway, here I'm a Science Lab Assistant. I work for The Anglican Schools Corporation and each school has their own name. In the Catholic system I was a School Support Officer - Science. Each location I was a designated labbie, that was my job and I couldn't be moved. I understand (I could be wrong) that in the state system you are not employed in a position and can be moved. I've heard of people getting moved from Science to Admin - yikes!

User avatar
J
Posts: 678
Joined: 13 Jun 2006, 10:00
Job Title: Lab Assistant
School: High
State/Location: NSW

Re: What is the name of your roles

Post by J » 04 Jun 2020, 11:28

I work in a government school in NSW and I am an Admin Officer. I work in the library, office and Science because we are a very small school and we have to be flexible. I feel that Science is my home, though.

User avatar
Kathryn
Posts: 326
Joined: 01 Jun 2006, 10:00
Job Title: Lab Technician
School: Cedars Christian College
Suburb: Farmborough Hts, Wollongong
State/Location: NSW

Re: What is the name of your roles

Post by Kathryn » 04 Jun 2020, 12:41

I always describe myself as a science technician - as far as I am concerned I have the qualifications and are far more than an assistant!

User avatar
Labbie
Posts: 2946
Joined: 28 Nov 2006, 10:00
Job Title: Retired
Suburb: At Home
State/Location: NSW

Re: What is the name of your roles

Post by Labbie » 04 Jun 2020, 15:30

Yes DoE NSW we are SAO School Admin Officer, yep like the biscuits. We can and will be moved any where at the drop of a hat. I had qualifications but it made no difference to the SAM Senior Admin Manager. Part of the reason I retired.
Regards Labbie

Lab Manager/Lab Tech, mind reading etc etc
Now retired :wub:

User avatar
Lyn
Posts: 662
Joined: 16 May 2006, 10:00
Job Title: Lab Assistant (Technician)
School: St. John's College
Suburb: Darwin
State/Location: NT

Re: What is the name of your roles

Post by Lyn » 04 Jun 2020, 16:49

Google - 2014 school science laboratory technicians standards. This document is worth a read. It will give an idea of what you should possibly be classified as and what type of requirements are needed for each classification. Don't hold your breath though if you expect any changes. After 39 years I am still called a lab assistant. I am the only tech in the school and it is both a middle school and a senior school. So I always refer to myself as the lab technician and at certain moments wonder what pay I could get as a lab manager. [-o< I'm pretty much self directed in deciding what jobs to do apart from general lab tech work and keeping the place running as smoothly as possible. It is a big job and really not one where you can move people in and out at the drop of a hat. Anyhow have a look at the document and pass it on to your head of department. If you are looking to change your classification you will need their support.

User avatar
Wayne
Posts: 253
Joined: 17 May 2006, 10:00
School: Mount Carmel College
Suburb: Sandy Bay
State/Location: TAS

Re: What is the name of your roles

Post by Wayne » 05 Jun 2020, 15:15

Sent you a PM Lyn

Merilyn1
Posts: 990
Joined: 12 Mar 2013, 08:10
Job Title: Labbie
School: Wollondilly Anglican College
Suburb: Tahmoor
State/Location: NSW

Re: What is the name of your roles

Post by Merilyn1 » 05 Jun 2020, 15:37

Kathryn wrote:
04 Jun 2020, 12:41
I always describe myself as a science technician - as far as I am concerned I have the qualifications and are far more than an assistant!
For me, I'm happy going with the term "assistant". It makes me feel like I have less responsibility. After a long time in the outside world where I had lots of responsibility (which is both good and bad), I'm really enjoying just going with the flow, well at least in my mind. :D But I understand that it isn't for everyone!

User avatar
kimmy
Posts: 387
Joined: 01 Jun 2006, 10:00
Job Title: School Lab Assistant
School: Quirindi High School
Suburb: Quirindi
State/Location: NSW

Re: What is the name of your roles

Post by kimmy » 15 Jun 2020, 11:06

i go under so many different name but basically as far as i am concerned i am simple the Science Assistant. On all paper work to do with the school i am a SAO (School admin Assistant).
Some days when making up electrical wires etc i feel like i am a electrician, than the next day making Agar Plates i feel like a highly trained scientist, than cleaning up after a messy experiment i don't know what i would call myself. Than come to dissection I turn into a meat worker.
So what do i call myself - a Science Assistant - why - because i Assist is the Science Department regardless of the requirement.

Post Reply