Version Effective: 4th of March, 2019
Version Effective: 4th of March, 2019

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.  

Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $2584 (2019)
Subsidised Full Fee $752 (2019)
Subsidised Concession Fee $296 (2019)
Fee for service per unit $323 (2019)
Fee for service per unit (International) $323 (2019)
Subsidised full fee per unit $94 (2019)
Subsidised concession fee per unit $37 (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

Required: Completion of literacy and numeracy assessment pre-enrolment in the form of the bksb (Basic Key Skills Builder) online literacy and numeracy assessment or to have completed an equal or higher level course.

There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification

Recommended: Basic English literacy and numeracy

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.

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
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
MSL912001 Work within a laboratory or field workplace (induction) More Information Training.gov Details
MSL943004 Participate in laboratory or field workplace safety More Information Training.gov Details
Elective Units - Group A

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

MSL952001 Collect routine site samples More Information Training.gov Details
MSL952002 Handle and transport samples or equipment More Information Training.gov Details
Elective Units - Group B

The elective units in Group B have no specific enrolment order but have to be aligned with 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
MSL953003 Receive and prepare samples for testing More Information Training.gov Details
MSL933008 Perform calibration checks on equipment and assist with its maintenance More Information Training.gov Details
MSL933006 Contribute to the achievement of quality objectives More Information Training.gov Details
MSL933005 Maintain the laboratory/field workplace fit for purpose More Information Training.gov Details
MSL973013 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 MSL912001 - Work within a laboratory or field workplace (induction)
2 MSL943004 - Participate in laboratory or field workplace safety

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
MSL913004 Plan and conduct laboratory/field work
MSL913003 Communicate with other people
MSL953003 Receive and prepare samples for testing
MSL933008 Perform calibration checks on equipment and assist with its maintenance
MSL933006 Contribute to the achievement of quality objectives
MSL933005 Maintain the laboratory/field workplace fit for purpose
MSL973013 Perform basic tests

Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
RPL
Other
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.
Or it may refer to work placements which can be located anywhere. Please see the More Details section for more information.
March: Part Time
July: Part Time
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
More Details

More Details

For 2018 (or prior to 2018) continuing students, please consult with your trainer/teacher for your enrolment if you wish to finish your course by the next practical week in June 2019.  


Please find below details regarding the Enrolment, Submission dates and End of Study dates for your Certificate II in Sampling and Measurement course. 


Please note that the enrolment periods indicated in the table below are the only opportunity to enrol in the specified units. Failure to enrol in these periods will mean the units cannot be completed until the next course intake (July, 2019).


Note: 

  • You can enrol in the unit before the unit’s start date but you CANNOT access the learning materials until the start date listed below.
  • Attending the practical weeks at a simulated laboratory in Ooralea, CQU Mackay campus is mandatory for all students in the course. Students MUST enrol in the relevant units and FINISH their theory assessment before attending the practical weeks.

If you cannot attend the practical weeks, you MUST provide reasons and apply for an extension. 

End of Study dates are provided to indicate when all resulting for the specific unit must be completed. 


Unit Code

Enrolment Periods

(Start date of the unit)

Final Enrolment Date

Theory Assessment Submission Date

Practical Component Assessment Submission Date

End of Study Date

March Course Intake

MSMENV272

04/03/2019

18/3/2019

5/5/2019

1 week after the prac week

07/07/2019

MSL922001

04/03/2019

18/3/2019

5/5/2019

1 week after the prac week

07/07/2019

MSL913003

04/03/2019

18/3/2019

5/5/2019

1 week after the prac week

07/07/2019

MSL943004

01/04/2019

15/4/2019

2/6/2019

1 week after the prac week

07/07/2019

MSL933005

01/04/2019

15/4/2019

2/6/2019

1 week after the prac week

07/07/2019

MSL912001

01/04/2019

15/4/2019

2/6/2019

1 week after the prac week

07/07/2019

MSL952001

06/05/2019

20/5/2019

9/6/2019

1 week after the prac week

07/07/2019

MSL952002

06/05/2019

20/5/2019

9/6/2019

1 week after the prac week

07/07/2019

MSL913004

06/05/2019

20/5/2019

9/6/2019

1 week after the prac week

07/07/2019

MSL933008

15/07/2019

29/7/2019

9/9/2019

1 week after the prac week

17/11/2019

MSL973013

15/07/2019

29/7/2019

29/7/2019

1 week after the prac week

17/11/2019

MSL933006

02/09/2019

16/9/2019

2/11/2019

1 week after the prac week

17/11/2019

MSL953003

30/09/2019

7/10/2019

2/11/2019

1 week after the prac week

17/11/2019

July Course Intake

MSMENV272

15/07/2019

22/7/2019

16/9/2019

1 week after the prac week

17/11/2019

MSL922001

15/07/2019

22/7/2019

16/9/2019

1 week after the prac week

17/11/2019

MSL913003

15/07/2019

22/7/2019

18/9/2019

1 week after the prac week

17/11/2019

MSL943004

12/08/2019

26/8/2019

2/10/2019

1 week after the prac week

17/11/2019

MSL933005

12/08/2019

26/8/2019

2/10/2019

1 week after the prac week

17/11/2019

MSL912001

12/08/2019

26/8/2019

2/10/2019

1 week after the prac week

17/11/2019

MSL952001

16/09/2019

23/9/2019

23/10/2019

1 week after the prac week

17/11/2019

MSL952002

16/09/2019

23/9/2019

23/10/2019

1 week after the prac week

17/11/2019

MSL913004

16/09/2019

23/9/2019

23/10/2019

1 week after the prac week

17/11/2019

MSL933008

11/11/2019

12/1/2010

23/10/2019

1 week after the prac week

07/07/2020

MSL973013

01/11/2019

2/1/2010

2/1/2020

1 week after the prac week

07/07/2020

MSL933006

30/12/2019

30/2/2010

28/2/2020

1 week after the prac week

07/07/2020

MSL953003

20/01/2020

21/3/2010

20/3/2020

1 week after the prac week

07/07/2020


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