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MSL20122

Certificate II in Sampling and Measurement

Kick start your career in science with this entry-level course that will qualify you to gather samples required for a variety of industry testing situations.

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STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Darling Downs and South West
WAYS TO STUDY TAFE at School
LAST CHANCE TO APPLY Start date: 08 Jul 2024 Duration: 2 terms View all intakes
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
TAFE at School Subsidised Fee

A government initiative covering some or all of course fees for eligible High School students also studying at TAFE. Learn more

$0
TAFE at School Full Fee

This is the total course fee for High School students also studying at TAFE.

$2,665

Course overview

Start your science career with this entry-level course. There is a strong need for sample collection and laboratory skills across a variety of industries, from mining to food manufacturing and construction to pharmaceutical production. This qualification gives you the foundation-level skills to collect, handle and transport samples.

You will get the practical skills and knowledge to work effectively within a laboratory or field workplace. Learn how to record and store data, perform simple calculations, and present your results. Our highly experienced staff are still strongly embedded in the industry and will give you the one-on-one guidance you need to succeed.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to gather samples required for a variety of industry testing situations. It will also give you the foundation skills necessary to complete further studies in either environmental sciences, health or trades.

What can I do?

  • Tester/Sampler
  • Food Manufacturing Tester
  • Air Sampler
  • Sample Courier
  • Field Assistant
  • Laboratory Attendant

Course outcome:

MSL20122 Certificate II in Sampling and Measurement

TAFE at school

Get a head start on your career while you're still at high school. Studying a certificate II or certificate III at school gets you a guaranteed spot in any diploma course at TAFE Queensland. It also counts toward your QCE, opens up pathways to university, and makes you job ready sooner.

Upgrade your qualification

Use this course to pathway to higher qualifications in a number of streams in environmental science, health, or trades.

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 5 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSL912002
    Work within a laboratory or field workplace
    UNIT CODE :
    MSL912002
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge to work effectively in a laboratory/field workplace.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Work within a laboratory or field workplace

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSL922002
    Record and present data
    UNIT CODE :
    MSL922002
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge to record and store data, perform simple calculations of scientific quantities and present information in tables and graphs. The unit requires personnel to solve predictable problems using clear information or known solutions. Where alternatives exist, they are limited or apparent.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Record and present data

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSL943004
    Participate in laboratory or field workplace safety
    UNIT CODE :
    MSL943004
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge to follow work health and safety (WHS) policies and procedures, deal with the identification and control of hazards, work safely at all times, follow emergency response procedures and contribute to the maintenance of workplace safety.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Participate in laboratory or field workplace safety

Ways to study
  • You'll learn face to face with a teacher in a classroom or simulated workplace environment. You may access learning materials through our online learning management system Connect. Learn more

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  • You'll learn face to face with a teacher in a classroom or simulated workplace environment. You may access learning materials through our online learning management system Connect. Learn more

  • demo View comparison chart
CAMPUS STUDY MODE START DATE DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
On Campus
08 Jul 2024
2 terms
Part time 1 day per week
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0

    A government initiative covering some or all of course fees for eligible High School students also studying at TAFE. Learn more

  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $2,665

    This is the total course fee for High School students also studying at TAFE.

demo

South Bank

On Campus

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    0%
  • On Campus Time
    100%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

08 Jul 2024
DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

2 terms
Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Part time 1 day per week
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $2,665

    This is the total course fee for High School students also studying at TAFE.

Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled
VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No
ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

On-Campus
TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom
South Bank
On Campus
03 Feb 2025
2 terms
Part time 1 day per week
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0

    A government initiative covering some or all of course fees for eligible High School students also studying at TAFE. Learn more

  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $2,665

    This is the total course fee for High School students also studying at TAFE.

demo

South Bank

On Campus

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    0%
  • On Campus Time
    100%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

03 Feb 2025
DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

2 terms
Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Part time 1 day per week
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $2,665

    This is the total course fee for High School students also studying at TAFE.

Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled
VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No
ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

On-Campus
TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom
CAMPUS STUDY MODE START DATE DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
On Campus
08 Jul 2024
2 terms
Part time 1 day per week
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0

    A government initiative covering some or all of course fees for eligible High School students also studying at TAFE. Learn more

  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $2,665

    This is the total course fee for High School students also studying at TAFE.

demo

Toowoomba

On Campus

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    0%
  • On Campus Time
    100%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

08 Jul 2024
DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

2 terms
Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Part time 1 day per week
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $2,665

    This is the total course fee for High School students also studying at TAFE.

Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled
VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No
ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

On-Campus
TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom

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Certificate II in Sampling and Measurement (MSL20122)

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Certificate II in Sampling and Measurement

COURSE CODE: MSL20122
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Please note: This course is not recommended for Semester 2 enrolment for Year 12 students. Due to the length of the Semester, student results will not be made available in time for QCE.

Selection criteria

You must be in your senior years of high school as well as meet the following criteria:

  • program selection must reflect your SET Plan options
  • academic achievement should support your selection - a pass in Year 10 Maths and English is highly recommended (if you do not have a pass achievement you will require a support plan from the school explaining how they will support you to successfully complete the program)
  • you must be enrolled, have regular attendance and remain in school for the duration of the program.

Resources required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat Reader. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Assessment methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Course disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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