First Year LTAV Membership - Free

It has long been recognised that a new technician’s first year in education can be very difficult. LTAV has decided to support beginning technicians.

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Laboratory Technicians’ Association of Victoria

Meeting the needs of Laboratory Technical staff for over 20 years

LTAV Inc. is the professional association for all laboratory technicians in schools and tertiary institutions in Victoria. Registered in 2007 as an incorporated body, the association aims to provide support and professional development in many different ways.

LTAV provides a forum whereby we can exchange ideas, find out about new developments in industry and education, learn new skills and solve practical problems. We meet in regional groups several times a year and annually at our statewide conference “LABCON” in November.

Information and news are publicised through LTAV’s journal “Lablines”. Click on the link above to see recent issues.


Membership is open to laboratory technical staff in all levels of educational institutions in Victoria.


Join the LTAV List

The list-serv is a forum for sharing ideas about all aspects of our work in the science classroom and prep-room.

Click here to access the forum archives. Accessible to list-serv members only.


LTAV Committee

Click here to meet the LTAV committee. All committee positions fall vacant each year and nominations are accepted during the AGM in November. If you are interested in joining the committee, would like to attend a meeting to see what’s involved or have any general enquires about who we are and what we do, please contact the secretary.

Professional Standards

The current professional standards for Australian school science laboratory technicians

Relief Technicians

If you wish to earn money filling in for absent technicians please email to add your name to the relievers list.

Regional Representives Wanted

There are currently 3 vacancies that need to be filled: Kew, Ballarat and Otway.

If you are interested in one of these positions please contact Deborah Sun:

Further information regarding the regional representative role can be found on the policies page.


If you are an experienced school laboratory technician interested in temporary work and you would like to have your name added to the relievers list please contact Maeve

Please note: all work is temporary, and experience working within a school setting is expected.
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Suite 150
Hawthorn, Victoria 3122