MSL20116 - Certificate II in Sampling and Measurement

Course Details

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
Full Fee $2440 (2018)
$2592 (2019)
Subsidised Full Fee $592 (2018)
$632 (2019)
Subsidised Concession Fee $128 (2018)
$136 (2019)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire or Apply Online
Study Area
  • Science and Environment
  • VET in Schools
Skill Area
  • Laboratory Technology
AQF Level Level 2: Certificate II

Admission Codes

International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course. 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

1. Students will receive a Result of Assessment within 21 days of completion of each unit/module or within 21 days of the ‘close of study’ date.
2. Students who successfully complete all required units/modules will receive their qualification and an Academic Statement itemising all units/modules successfully completed.
3. Following receipt of written advice from the student (or teacher) that the student does not intend to complete the full course, the student will be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing all units/modules successfully completed.

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

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 4 core units
  2. Complete 4 elective units
Standard Course Structure

12 months part-time

  • RPL/RCC/Credit
  • Mixed Mode
Core
MSL922001 Record and Present data More Information
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices More Information
MSL943002 Participate in laboratory/field workplace safety More Information
MSL912001 Work within a laboratory or field workplace (induction) More Information
Elective Units - Group A
A minimum of 2 electives must be chosen from Group A. The remaining 2 may be chosen from Group A or Group B. The enrolment order for elective units will be advised by the teacher.
MSL952001 Collect routine site samples More Information
MSL952002 Handle and transport samples or equipment More Information
Elective Units - Group B
A minimum of 2 electives must be chosen from Group A. The remaining 2 may be chosen from Group A or Group B. The enrolment order for elective units will be advised by the teacher.
MSL973001 Perform basic tests More Information
MSL913001 Communicate with people More Information
MSL913002 Plan and conduct laboratory/field work More Information
MSL933001 Maintain laboratory field workplace fit for purpose More Information
MSL933004 Perform calibration checks on equipment and assist with its maintenance More Information

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 MSL922001 - Record and Present data
1 MSMENV272 - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
2 MSL943002 - Participate in laboratory/field workplace safety
2 MSL912001 - Work within a laboratory or field workplace (induction)

The following units have no specific enrolment order and you should discuss the order of enrolment for these with your teacher.
Unit Code Unit Name
MSL952001 Collect routine site samples
MSL952002 Handle and transport samples or equipment
MSL973001 Perform basic tests
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

Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
RPL
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
The availabilities listed here are for 2019 and beyond.
Please view the more details information for any additional information related to the intakes

There are currently no intakes for this course.
2018 Intakes
The availabilities listed here are for 2018.

Mixed Mode

There are six course intakes, available monthly from February to July.
12 months part-time
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)

There are six course intakes, available monthly from February to July.
12 months part-time

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
More Details

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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