Version Effective: 28th of March, 2018
Version Effective: 28th of March, 2018

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 $2592 (2019)
Subsidised Full Fee $632 (2019)
Subsidised Concession Fee $136 (2019)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit 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

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
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices More Information Training.gov Details
MSL922001 Record and Present data More Information Training.gov Details
MSL943002 Participate in laboratory/field workplace safety More Information Training.gov Details
MSL912001 Work within a laboratory or field workplace (induction) More Information Training.gov Details
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.
MSL952002 Handle and transport samples or equipment More Information Training.gov Details
MSL952001 Collect routine site samples More Information Training.gov Details
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.
MSL933004 Perform calibration checks on equipment and assist with its maintenance More Information Training.gov Details
MSL933001 Maintain laboratory field workplace fit for purpose More Information Training.gov Details
MSL913002 Plan and conduct laboratory/field work More Information Training.gov Details
MSL913001 Communicate with other people More Information Training.gov Details
MSL973001 Perform basic tests More Information Training.gov Details

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 MSMENV272 - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
1 MSL922001 - Record and Present data
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
MSL952002 Handle and transport samples or equipment
MSL952001 Collect routine site samples
MSL933004 Perform calibration checks on equipment and assist with its maintenance
MSL933001 Maintain laboratory field workplace fit for purpose
MSL913002 Plan and conduct laboratory/field work
MSL913001 Communicate with other people
MSL973001 Perform basic tests

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

Domestic 2019 Availabilities

Standard Course Structure

Mixed Mode
Mixed Mode for this course may refer to on-campus workshops or residential schools located at Mackay City.
Or it may refer to work placements which can be located anywhere. Please see the More Details section for more information.
February: Full Time/Part Time
March: Full Time/Part Time
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