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MSL20118 - 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.

This course includes one week of compulsory on-campus attendance.  Please see the More Details tab for further information.  

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for MSL20118 Certificate II in Sampling and Measurement.

Students are required to have completed the literacy and numeracy assessment pre-enrolment in the form of the Basic Key Skills Builder online literacy and numeracy assessment or to have completed an equal or higher level course.

Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $2,912.00 (2021)
$3,088.00 (2022)
Subsidised Full Fee $848.00 (2021)
$904.00 (2022)
Subsidised Concession Fee $344.00 (2021)
$368.00 (2022)
Fee for service per unit $364.00 (2021)
$386.00 (2022)
Subsidised full fee per unit $106.00 (2021)
$113.00 (2022)
Subsidised concession fee per unit $43.00 (2021)
$46.00 (2022)
TAFE Priority Training Program fee per unit $32.00 (2021)
$34.00 (2022)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
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Study Area
  • Science and Environment
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Skill Area
  • Laboratory Technology
AQF Level Level 2: Certificate II

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

The Certificate II in Sampling and Measurement offers entry level training for sampling and measurement skills applied across a range of industries. Employment outcomes targeted by this qualification include samplers and testers, production personnel, plant operators, production operators, field assistants, drivers, sample couriers, and many others.

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 4 core units
  2. Complete 4 elective units

Study Mode Definitions

  • Mixed Mode courses are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools and/or workshops.
  • Online courses are delivered using online resources only.
  • On-campus courses are delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching at CQUniversity campuses.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

Select a course structure below to view the delivery details , including the different study modes offered for each structure.

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This program is typically delivered over a 40 week period, however as it is competency based, it may be possible for learners to complete their training sooner if they have reached the required skill level.


  • Mixed Mode
Core

Students are required to do four core units first before enroll in the elective units.

MSL943004 Participate in laboratory or field workplace safety More Information Training.gov Details
MSL912001 Work within a laboratory or field workplace (induction) More Information Training.gov Details
MSL922001 Record and Present data More Information Training.gov Details
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices More Information Training.gov Details
Elective Units

Complete 4 elective units from the list below.

Elective units have no specific enrolment order but have to be aligned with the unit's availability. Please see the More Details tab for a list of units and the months they are available.

MSL913004 Plan and conduct laboratory/field work More Information Training.gov Details
MSL913003 Communicate with other people More Information Training.gov Details
MSL952002 Handle and transport samples or equipment More Information Training.gov Details
MSL952001 Collect routine site samples 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 MSL943004 - Participate in laboratory or field workplace safety
1 MSL912001 - Work within a laboratory or field workplace (induction)
2 MSL922001 - Record and Present data
2 MSMENV272 - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
3 MSL913004 - Plan and conduct laboratory/field work
3 MSL913003 - Communicate with other people
4 MSL952002 - Handle and transport samples or equipment
4 MSL952001 - Collect routine site samples


Course Assessment Information

RPL - Students who have previous informal and formal learning need to advise their trainer/assessor prior to enrolment. If the student wishes to apply for an RPL they need to apply to the RPL Centre.
Credit transfer - If credit for relevant formal qualifications is sought, then the process will be actioned after the student has enrolled in at least one unit of competency as directed by the relevant trainer/assessor. The Trainer/Assessor will work with the student on their credit transfer application, and provide advice and support as necessary.
Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
RPL
Other
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
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Domestic 2019 Availabilities

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There are currently no intakes scheduled for this course structure.

Domestic 2021 Availabilities

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Mixed Mode
Mixed Mode includes a combination of online learning activities and compulsory site-specific attendance at residential schools and/or workshops.
April: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
The availabilities shown above are for the current and future years. To view any historic availabilities please press "Show Historic Availabilities" below:

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Course Admission:


Weekly tutorials:

There will be one (1) weekly tutorial/drop-in session per week via Microsoft Teams. The day/time of the tutorial will be indicated on the Moodle site course page which students will have access to once admitted and enrolled. 


Practical residential Schools (MANDATORY):


For February intake (intake 1) students, the residential school locations and dates will be:

  • Mackay               - July 19th, 20th and 21st (2022)
  • Rockhampton     - August 2nd, 3rd and 4th (2022)
  • Bundaberg          - August 16th, 17th and 18th (2022)

For July intake (intake 2) students, the residential school will be:

  • Mackay               - March 17th, 24th and 31st (2023)
  • Rockhampton     - Waiting on confirmation (2023)
  • Bundaberg          - February 28th, March 1st and 2nd (2023)

Further residential school information 

  • Attendance at the practical residential school is mandatory.
  • The residential schools will be held over the three (3) days identified in the information above.
  • Enquiries should be made through your unit coordinator.

If you cannot attend the practical weeks, you MUST contact the unit coordinator as soon as possible PRIOR to the sessions, and provide reasons/evidence to apply for an extension. 


Contact us

To apply, or to find out more about this course, contact the Student Advice Team on 132786.


Work else might I find useful?

Information such as student support, study and library assistance can be found a www.cqu.edu.au/student-life