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MSL20118

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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NEXT START DATE 23 Jan 2023
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Darling Downs and South West
WAYS TO STUDY TAFE at School
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
TAFE at School Subsidised Fee
$0
TAFE at School Full Fee
$2,450

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:

MSL20118 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 4 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSL912001
    Work within a laboratory or field workplace (induction)
    UNIT CODE :
    MSL912001
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency covers the induction of an employee into scientific/technical work within a workplace.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Work within a laboratory or field workplace (induction)

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSL922001
    Record and present data
    UNIT CODE :
    MSL922001
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency covers the ability to record and store data, perform simple calculations of scientific quantities and present information in tables and graphs. The unit of competency 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

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSMENV272
    Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
    UNIT CODE :
    MSMENV272
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to comply with environmental regulations, identify environment issues and minimise the risks of negative impact on work and carry out improvements in own work area.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Alexandra Hills
23 Jan 2023
2 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $2,450
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
2 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $2,450
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
30 Jan 2023
2 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $2,450
Toowoomba
10 Jul 2023
2 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $2,450

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Certificate II in Sampling and Measurement (MSL20118)

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Certificate II in Sampling and Measurement

COURSE CODE: MSL20118
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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Important Information

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

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

No specific resources are required to successfully complete this course.

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, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. 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
  • Federation University
  • 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. 

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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