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Certificate II in Sampling and Measurement (MSL20116)

Course summary

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a range of sampling and measurement activities as part of laboratory, production or field operations in the construction, manufacturing, resources and environmental industry sectors.

Employment outcomes targeted by this qualification include samplers and testers, production personnel, plant operators, production operators, field assistants, drivers, sample couriers and many others.

Samplers and testers conduct limited sampling and testing as part of their duties in their particular industry. They apply a restricted range of skills and operational knowledge to perform these tasks and do not generally work inside a laboratory. They:

  • follow set procedures to sample raw materials and products
  • may package, label, store and transport samples
  • use simple equipment (hydrometers, thermometers and pH meters) to make measurements and perform basic tests that take a short time and involve a narrow range of variables and easily recognised control limits
  • may make visual inspection of products and packaging.

Course details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • - Domestic
Fees www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire
Study Area
  • - Science and Environment
  • - VET in Schools
Skill Area
  • - Laboratory Technology
AQF Level Level 2: Certificate II

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Course Requirement

Students undertaking this course are required to be working in a laboratory, or must undertake a compulsory, on-campus two week practical block at CQUniversity Mackay Ooralea to satisfy practical components of their course. 

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Employment outcomes from this qualification include samplers and testers, production personnel, plant operators, production operators, field assistants and sample couriers


Course Structures

Please select a Course Structure from the options below:

Standard Course Structure

Summary
To successfully complete this course, students must complete a total of 8 units, consisting of:
4 core units and 4 elective units.
Core Units
MSL912001 Work within a laboratory or field workplace (induction)
MSL922001 Record and Present data
MSL943002 Participate in laboratory/field workplace safety
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Elective Units - Group A
MSL952001 Collect routine site samples
MSL952002 Handle and transport samples or equipment
Elective Units - Group B
MSL913001 Communicate with people
MSL913002 Plan and conduct laboratory/field work
MSL933001 Maintain laboratory field workplace fit for purpose
MSL933004 Perform calibration checks on equipment and assist with its maintenance
MSL973001 Perform basic tests
Study Sequence

Enrol into two units at a time, as per the following order

  1. MSMENV272
  2. MSL922001
  3. MSL912001
  4. MSL943002

Remaining order of Electives Units will be advised by teaching staff. 

Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
RPL

Course Intakes

Mixed Mode

Timing
There are six course intakes, available monthly from February to July.

Duration and dates
12 months part-time


Summary

This course is available to study via Mixed Mode, with teaching support available through email and telephone. Students will require self-motivation and must have 4 – 6 hours per week available for study. Students are required to be working in a laboratory or must attend practical blocks at CQUniversity Mackay Ooralea campus to complete the practical component of the course. Resources will be emailed to students by teaching staff.


VET in Schools (VETiS)

Timing
There are six course intakes, available monthly from February to July.

Duration and dates
12 months part-time


Summary

Mixed Mode

This course is available to study via Mixed Mode, through the VET in Schools program with teaching support available through email and telephone. Students will require self-motivation and must have 4 – 6 hours per week available for study. Students are required to be working in a laboratory or must attend practical blocks at CQUniversity Mackay Ooralea campus to complete the practical component of the course. Resources will be emailed to students by teaching staff.


For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here

Related Courses

Course code Course name Short Course
MSL30116 Certificate III in Laboratory Skills No
MSL40116 Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques No

Is what I already know taken into account?

Yes. Your history of study, skills and experience does matter. Consideration is given to your prior life and work experiences as well as formal and informal training. This may be applied using the national standard for Mutual Recognition or through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Documentary evidence will be requested.

Contact Us

To apply, or to find out more about this course, contact the Student Advice Team on 13 27 86.

What else might I find useful?

Financial assistance with fees may be available through concessions or via ‘Time to Pay’ payment plan. This and other information such as student support, study and library assistance can be found at www.cqu.edu.au/current-student