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Diploma of Environmental Monitoring and Technology

  • Diploma

Advance your career in the management of environmental issues with this qualification. Environmental management is a global concern as we search for ways to maximise conservation and minimise the environmental impacts of business.

Key details

Degree Type
Diploma
Course Code
MSS50222, 111991K
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Fees
$12,480 per year / $13,020 total
International Fees
$12,480 per year / $13,020 total

About this course

Advance your career in the management of environmental issues with this qualification. Environmental management is a global concern as we search for ways to maximise conservation and minimise the environmental impacts of business. It is a growing industry linked to our resources sector and increasing issues with the degradation of ecosystems.

This course covers the skills and knowledge you need to apply a range of methods and technologies to conduct environmental sampling, testing and monitoring. These skills are used in most industry sectors and to assist environmental scientists, engineers and planners with site assessment, minimising environmental impacts of processes and remediation/rehabilitation of sites.

Gain practical experience to report and present environmental data, and assess environmental risks. In addition, you will learn how to implement environmental management plans and sustainable work practices.

This course covers a range of learning methods including field trip activities, laboratory work, teamwork and online learning.

Entry requirements

  • An IELTS score (academic) of 6.0 with no band score less than 5.0 or equivalent.

  • Equivalent to Australian Year 12 is required for entry into this course at North Metropolitan TAFE.

  • OR Completion of MSS40222 Certificate IV in Environmental Monitoring and Technology is required for entry into this course at Central Regional TAFE.

Please view Admission requirements for your country of origin.

Study locations

East Perth

Geraldton

Perth

Career pathways

Career opportunities
  • Environmental Officer
  • Environmental Technician
  • Natural Resource Management Officer
Career opportunities
  • Environmental Officer
  • Environmental Technician
  • Natural Resource Management Officer
  • Environmental Officer
  • Environmental Technician
  • Natural Resource Management Officer
  • Course structure

    To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 20 units. These 20 are comprised of 11 core units and 9 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

    Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

    Core units
      National ID
      Unit title
    • MSL943004
      Participate in laboratory or field workplace safety
    • MSL952001
      Collect routine site samples
    • MSL974022
      Undertake environmental field-based monitoring
    • MSMENV472
      Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
    • MSS024026
      Apply environmental management procedures
    • MSS024027
      Participate in environmental field work
    • MSS024028
      Process and present environmental data
    • MSS025030
      Assist with assessing site environmental indicators
    • MSS025031
      Assess the environmental risk and impact of a project activity or process
    • MSS025032
      Report environmental data
    • MSS025033
      Provide environmental information to customers
    Elective units
      National ID
      Unit title
    • MSL974019 Perform chemical tests and procedures
    • MSL974021 Perform biological procedures
    • MSL975042 Design and supervise complex environmental field surveys
    • MSS024025 Work and communicate effectively as an environmental technician
    • MSS024029 Collect spatial and discrete environmental data
    • MSS025024 Produce site maps
    • MSS025028 Assist with assessing and monitoring wetlands
    • MSS025034 Collect and evaluate groundwater data
    • MSS025036 Plan and conduct environmental project work