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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 qualification.

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

Approximately 300 hours of study time will be involved however, the training duration will depend on the electives and study mode selected.

  • On-campus
  • Distance
Core

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 Group A

MSL952001 Collect routine site samples
MSL952002 Handle and transport samples or equipment
Elective 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
Students should enrol in units in the following study sequence:
MSAENV272B
MSL912001A
MSL922001A
MSL943002A

Electives Units to be advised by your teacher

Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task

Course Availabilities

Availability name - Distance Education

Timing
Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis

Duration and dates
12 months.


Summary
This course is available by Distance Education.

Load
Eight (8) units must be successfully completed - four (4) core units and four (4) elective units.

Notes

Students who are studying by Distance Education should be working in a laboratory or must attend practical blocks at CQUniversity Mackay Ooralea campus to complete the practical component of the course.

Distance students require self-motivation and must have 4-6 hours per week available to study for each units. Because this course is self-paced students need reasonably good literacy skills to read and follow learning guides. Basic numeracy skills are also required.

Resources for distance students will be emailed via the teacher. 


Distance Education - VET in Schools (VETiS)

Timing
The next intake for this course is for Term 1 2018 commencing in February 2018.

Duration and dates
12 months.


Summary
This course is available as part of the VET in Schools program.

Load
Eight (8) units must be successfully completed - four (4) core units and four (4) elective units.

Notes

Students will need to apply for this delivery mode through their High School VET Coordinator. 

Students who are studying by Distance Education should be working in a laboratory or must attend practical blocks at CQUniversity Mackay Ooralea campus to complete the practical component of the course.

Distance students require self-motivation and must have 4-6 hours per week available to study for each units. Because this course is self-paced students need reasonably good literacy skills to read and follow learning guides. Basic numeracy skills are also required.


2018 Unit Availabilities

Unit availabilities have not yet been finalised for this course.

Please check this page regularly for updates.

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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