Kick start your career in science.
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. 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.
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.
Some things you'll learn:
- How to record and present data
- How to plan and conduct laboratory or field work
- How to collect routine site samples
- How to use equipment to make measurements and perform basic tests
- How to package, label, store and transport samples
This course is right for you if...
- You enjoy monitoring, collecting and organising information
- You enjoy keeping your knowledge up-to-date
- You enjoy working indoors with access to heating or cooling
- You're analytical and think critically
- You appreciate accuracy
|School Leaver||Non-School Leaver||AQF|
|OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8||C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent||Certificate I or Certificate II|
Job opportunities include:
- Samplers and testers
- Production personnel
- Plant operators
- Production operators
- Field assistants
- Drivers and sample couriers
Please note: This list is a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.
We offer a range of further study opportunities, view our course list here.
Study options and how to apply
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Available all year round, 2021
Geraldton - Self Paced External
Many of our courses offer flexible learning options that provide you with the opportunity to study WHENEVER and WHEREVER suits you. Typically, flexible, and self-paced options are part-time and open for enrolment all year round, allowing you to start, enrol and study continuously.
Once you enrol into your chosen units, you will have six (6) months from the date of your enrolment to complete your study.
|When||Available all year round, 2021|
|How||Self Paced External|
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