MSS50218 Diploma of Environmental Monitoring and Technology

National ID
MSS50218
WA Course Code
BEA8
CRICOS code
0100002
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Why choose 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.

Gain practical experience in conducting tests in the field and also in onsite laboratories, as well as preparing samples for laboratory submissions. These skills are used in most industry sectors to assist environmental scientists, engineers and planners with site assessments to be able to manage and conserve natural systems and resources, minimise pollution, remediate/rehabilitate sites and trial practical strategies to protect and improve ecosystems.

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

Career opportunities

  • Environmental Planning Officer
  • Environmental Technician
  • Water Resources Officer

  • An IELTS score (academic) of 5.5 with no band score less than 5.0 or equivalent.

  • Equivalent to Australian Year 12.

  • OR Completion of MSS40218 Certificate IV in Environmental Monitoring + Technology at Central Regional TAFE OR MSL40118 Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques at North Metropolitan TAFE is required for entry into this course.

Please refer to the Non-Tuition Fees section of your Letter of Offer for any additional requirements where a cost may be incurred.

Your study options

Semester 2, 2023

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 2, 2023
Where | Central Regional TAFE (52789)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $12,480
  • Resources fee: $440
  • Materials fee: $100

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course, however this course has a strong focus on practical activities and projects that may be undertaken in the field or campus laboratory.

MSS50218 Diploma of Environmental Monitoring and Technology - BEA8
3 semesters
Year 12
MSS50218 Diploma of Environmental Monitoring and Technology - BEA8
3 semesters

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
  • MSL974019 Perform Chemical Tests and Procedures
  • MSL974022 Undertake environmental field-based monitoring
  • MSMENV472 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • MSS024014 Implement environmental management plans and procedures
  • MSS024015 Apply an understanding of environmental principles to a site
  • MSS024016 Process and present environmental data
  • MSS025017 Assist with assessing site environmental indicators
  • MSS025018 Assess the environmental risk and impact of a project activity or process
  • MSS025019 Report environmental data
  • MSS025020 Provide environmental information to customers
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • MSL952001 Collect routine site samples
  • MSL973016 Perform aseptic techniques
  • MSL973019 Perform microscopic examination
  • MSL974021 Perform biological procedures
  • MSL975042 Design and supervise complex environmental field surveys
  • MSL975045 Perform laboratory-based ecological techniques
  • MSS015028 Conduct a sustainable water use audit
  • MSS025013 Assist with assessing and monitoring wetlands
  • MSS025023 Plan and conduct environmental project work

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include written and knowledge based questions, assignments such as projects and evidence portfolios and direct observation including role plays and practical activities.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines.  Detailed Information is provided in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency.  Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments are spread across the duration of the course rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to a fully equipped wet and analytical laboratory, computers, staff driven vehicles, handouts, PowerPoint presentations, learning games (quiz, memory cards, flash cards), safety meeting minutes and historical data sheets.   

Facilities and equipment may include access to field and laboratory record forms, laboratory coats, safety glasses and gloves, and sampling equipment.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 2, 2023

Duration | 3 semesters
When | Semester 2, 2023
Where | Central Regional TAFE (52789)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $18,720
  • Resources fee: $1,950
  • Materials fee: $450

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course, however this course has a strong focus on practical activities and projects that may be undertaken in the field or campus laboratory.

MSS50218 Diploma of Environmental Monitoring and Technology - BEA8
3 semesters
Year 12
MSS50218 Diploma of Environmental Monitoring and Technology - BEA8
3 semesters

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
  • MSL974019 Perform Chemical Tests and Procedures
  • MSL974022 Undertake environmental field-based monitoring
  • MSMENV472 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • MSS024014 Implement environmental management plans and procedures
  • MSS024015 Apply an understanding of environmental principles to a site
  • MSS024016 Process and present environmental data
  • MSS025017 Assist with assessing site environmental indicators
  • MSS025018 Assess the environmental risk and impact of a project activity or process
  • MSS025019 Report environmental data
  • MSS025020 Provide environmental information to customers
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • MSL952001 Collect routine site samples
  • MSL973016 Perform aseptic techniques
  • MSL973019 Perform microscopic examination
  • MSL974021 Perform biological procedures
  • MSL975042 Design and supervise complex environmental field surveys
  • MSL975045 Perform laboratory-based ecological techniques
  • MSS015028 Conduct a sustainable water use audit
  • MSS025013 Assist with assessing and monitoring wetlands
  • MSS025023 Plan and conduct environmental project work

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include written and knowledge based questions, assignments such as projects and evidence portfolios and direct observation including role plays and practical activities.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines.  Detailed Information is provided in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency.  Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments are spread across the duration of the course rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to a fully equipped wet and analytical laboratory, computers, staff driven vehicles, handouts, PowerPoint presentations, learning games (quiz, memory cards, flash cards), safety meeting minutes and historical data sheets.  

Facilities and equipment may include access to field and laboratory record forms, laboratory coats, safety glasses and gloves, and sampling equipment.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2024

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2024
Where | North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $12,480
  • Resources fee: $1,100
  • Materials fee: $500

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course, however students are encouraged to volunteer in organisations that relate to the course as it provides excellent opportunities to develop skills and networks.

Year 12
MSS50218 Diploma of Environmental Monitoring and Technology - BEA8
2 semesters

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
  • MSS024014 Implement environmental management plans and procedures
  • MSS024015 Apply an understanding of environmental principles to a site
  • MSS024016 Process and present environmental data
  • MSS025017 Assist with assessing site environmental indicators
  • MSS025018 Assess the environmental risk and impact of a project activity or process
  • MSS025019 Report environmental data
  • MSS025020 Provide environmental information to customers
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
  • MSL973013 Perform basic tests
  • MSS024017 Collect spatial and discrete environmental data
  • MSS024020 Recognise common geological landforms and samples
  • MSS025005 Produce site maps
  • MSS025014 Perform sampling and testing of contaminated sites
  • MSS025021 Collect and evaluate groundwater data
  • MSS025022 Perform sampling and testing of soils
  • MSS025023 Plan and conduct environmental project work

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include written tests, assessments such as projects and evidence portfolios and direct observation of practical skills including role plays.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines.  Detailed Information is provided in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency.  Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments are spread across the duration of the course rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to a Blackboard, Global, Federal and State standards and guidelines for sampling and assessments, electronic books, apps and website links.

Facilities and equipment may include access to basic chemical glassware and instrumentation, ecology sampling tools including GPS receivers, radios and water/air/soil monitoring instrumentation, soil sampling equipment, mapping and drawing software, bore water, air and dust sampling equipment.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2024

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2024
Where | Central Regional TAFE (52789)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $12,480
  • Resources fee: $440
  • Materials fee: $100

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course, however this course has a strong focus on practical activities and projects that may be undertaken in the field or campus laboratory.

MSS50218 Diploma of Environmental Monitoring and Technology - BEA8
2 semesters
Year 12
MSS50218 Diploma of Environmental Monitoring and Technology - BEA8
2 semesters

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
  • MSL974019 Perform Chemical Tests and Procedures
  • MSL974022 Undertake environmental field-based monitoring
  • MSMENV472 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • MSS024014 Implement environmental management plans and procedures
  • MSS024015 Apply an understanding of environmental principles to a site
  • MSS024016 Process and present environmental data
  • MSS025017 Assist with assessing site environmental indicators
  • MSS025018 Assess the environmental risk and impact of a project activity or process
  • MSS025019 Report environmental data
  • MSS025020 Provide environmental information to customers
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • MSL952001 Collect routine site samples
  • MSL973016 Perform aseptic techniques
  • MSL973019 Perform microscopic examination
  • MSL974021 Perform biological procedures
  • MSL975042 Design and supervise complex environmental field surveys
  • MSL975045 Perform laboratory-based ecological techniques
  • MSS015028 Conduct a sustainable water use audit
  • MSS025013 Assist with assessing and monitoring wetlands
  • MSS025023 Plan and conduct environmental project work

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include written and knowledge based questions, assignments such as projects and evidence portfolios and direct observation including role plays and practical activities.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines.  Detailed Information is provided in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency.  Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments are spread across the duration of the course rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to a fully equipped wet and analytical laboratory, computers, staff driven vehicles, handouts, PowerPoint presentations, learning games (quiz, memory cards, flash cards), safety meeting minutes and historical data sheets.  

Facilities and equipment may include access to field and laboratory record forms, laboratory coats, safety glasses and gloves, and sampling equipment.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2024

Duration | 3 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2024
Where | Central Regional TAFE (52789)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $18,720
  • Resources fee: $1,950
  • Materials fee: $450

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course, however this course has a strong focus on practical activities and projects that may be undertaken in the field or campus laboratory.

MSS50218 Diploma of Environmental Monitoring and Technology - BEA8
2 semesters
Year 12
MSS50218 Diploma of Environmental Monitoring and Technology - BEA8
2 semesters

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
  • MSL974019 Perform Chemical Tests and Procedures
  • MSL974022 Undertake environmental field-based monitoring
  • MSMENV472 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • MSS024014 Implement environmental management plans and procedures
  • MSS024015 Apply an understanding of environmental principles to a site
  • MSS024016 Process and present environmental data
  • MSS025017 Assist with assessing site environmental indicators
  • MSS025018 Assess the environmental risk and impact of a project activity or process
  • MSS025019 Report environmental data
  • MSS025020 Provide environmental information to customers
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • MSL952001 Collect routine site samples
  • MSL973016 Perform aseptic techniques
  • MSL973019 Perform microscopic examination
  • MSL974021 Perform biological procedures
  • MSL975042 Design and supervise complex environmental field surveys
  • MSL975045 Perform laboratory-based ecological techniques
  • MSS015028 Conduct a sustainable water use audit
  • MSS025013 Assist with assessing and monitoring wetlands
  • MSS025023 Plan and conduct environmental project work

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include written and knowledge based questions, assignments such as projects and evidence portfolios and direct observation including role plays and practical activities.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines.  Detailed Information is provided in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency.  Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments are spread across the duration of the course rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to a fully equipped wet and analytical laboratory, computers, staff driven vehicles, handouts, PowerPoint presentations, learning games (quiz, memory cards, flash cards), safety meeting minutes and historical data sheets.  

Facilities and equipment may include access to field and laboratory record forms, laboratory coats, safety glasses and gloves, and sampling equipment.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 2, 2024

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 2, 2024
Where | Central Regional TAFE (52789)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $12,480
  • Resources fee: $440
  • Materials fee: $100

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course, however this course has a strong focus on practical activities and projects that may be undertaken in the field or campus laboratory.

MSS50218 Diploma of Environmental Monitoring and Technology - BEA8
2 semesters
Year 12
MSS50218 Diploma of Environmental Monitoring and Technology - BEA8
2 semesters

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
  • MSL974019 Perform Chemical Tests and Procedures
  • MSL974022 Undertake environmental field-based monitoring
  • MSMENV472 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • MSS024014 Implement environmental management plans and procedures
  • MSS024015 Apply an understanding of environmental principles to a site
  • MSS024016 Process and present environmental data
  • MSS025017 Assist with assessing site environmental indicators
  • MSS025018 Assess the environmental risk and impact of a project activity or process
  • MSS025019 Report environmental data
  • MSS025020 Provide environmental information to customers
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • MSL952001 Collect routine site samples
  • MSL973016 Perform aseptic techniques
  • MSL973019 Perform microscopic examination
  • MSL974021 Perform biological procedures
  • MSL975042 Design and supervise complex environmental field surveys
  • MSL975045 Perform laboratory-based ecological techniques
  • MSS015028 Conduct a sustainable water use audit
  • MSS025013 Assist with assessing and monitoring wetlands
  • MSS025023 Plan and conduct environmental project work

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include written and knowledge based questions, assignments such as projects and evidence portfolios and direct observation including role plays and practical activities.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines.  Detailed Information is provided in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency.  Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments are spread across the duration of the course rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to a fully equipped wet and analytical laboratory, computers, staff driven vehicles, handouts, PowerPoint presentations, learning games (quiz, memory cards, flash cards), safety meeting minutes and historical data sheets.  

Facilities and equipment may include access to field and laboratory record forms, laboratory coats, safety glasses and gloves, and sampling equipment.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 2, 2024

Duration | 3 semesters
When | Semester 2, 2024
Where | Central Regional TAFE (52789)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $18,720
  • Resources fee: $1,950
  • Materials fee: $450

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course, however this course has a strong focus on practical activities and projects that may be undertaken in the field or campus laboratory.

MSS50218 Diploma of Environmental Monitoring and Technology - BEA8
2 semesters
Year 12
MSS50218 Diploma of Environmental Monitoring and Technology - BEA8
2 semesters

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
  • MSL974019 Perform Chemical Tests and Procedures
  • MSL974022 Undertake environmental field-based monitoring
  • MSMENV472 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • MSS024014 Implement environmental management plans and procedures
  • MSS024015 Apply an understanding of environmental principles to a site
  • MSS024016 Process and present environmental data
  • MSS025017 Assist with assessing site environmental indicators
  • MSS025018 Assess the environmental risk and impact of a project activity or process
  • MSS025019 Report environmental data
  • MSS025020 Provide environmental information to customers
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • MSL952001 Collect routine site samples
  • MSL973016 Perform aseptic techniques
  • MSL973019 Perform microscopic examination
  • MSL974021 Perform biological procedures
  • MSL975042 Design and supervise complex environmental field surveys
  • MSL975045 Perform laboratory-based ecological techniques
  • MSS015028 Conduct a sustainable water use audit
  • MSS025013 Assist with assessing and monitoring wetlands
  • MSS025023 Plan and conduct environmental project work

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include written and knowledge based questions, assignments such as projects and evidence portfolios and direct observation including role plays and practical activities.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines.  Detailed Information is provided in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency.  Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments are spread across the duration of the course rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to a fully equipped wet and analytical laboratory, computers, staff driven vehicles, handouts, PowerPoint presentations, learning games (quiz, memory cards, flash cards), safety meeting minutes and historical data sheets.  

Facilities and equipment may include access to field and laboratory record forms, laboratory coats, safety glasses and gloves, and sampling equipment.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2025

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2025
Where | North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $12,480
  • Resources fee: $1,100
  • Materials fee: $500

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course, however students are encouraged to volunteer in organisations that relate to the course as it provides excellent opportunities to develop skills and networks.

Year 12
MSS50218 Diploma of Environmental Monitoring and Technology - BEA8
2 semesters

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
  • MSS024014 Implement environmental management plans and procedures
  • MSS024015 Apply an understanding of environmental principles to a site
  • MSS024016 Process and present environmental data
  • MSS025017 Assist with assessing site environmental indicators
  • MSS025018 Assess the environmental risk and impact of a project activity or process
  • MSS025019 Report environmental data
  • MSS025020 Provide environmental information to customers
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
  • MSL973013 Perform basic tests
  • MSS024017 Collect spatial and discrete environmental data
  • MSS024020 Recognise common geological landforms and samples
  • MSS025005 Produce site maps
  • MSS025014 Perform sampling and testing of contaminated sites
  • MSS025021 Collect and evaluate groundwater data
  • MSS025022 Perform sampling and testing of soils
  • MSS025023 Plan and conduct environmental project work

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include written tests, assessments such as projects and evidence portfolios and direct observation of practical skills including role plays.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines.  Detailed Information is provided in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency.  Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments are spread across the duration of the course rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to a Blackboard, Global, Federal and State standards and guidelines for sampling and assessments, electronic books, apps and website links.

Facilities and equipment may include access to basic chemical glassware and instrumentation, ecology sampling tools including GPS receivers, radios and water/air/soil monitoring instrumentation, soil sampling equipment, mapping and drawing software, bore water, air and dust sampling equipment.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2025

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2025
Where | Central Regional TAFE (52789)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $12,480
  • Resources fee: $440
  • Materials fee: $100

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course, however this course has a strong focus on practical activities and projects that may be undertaken in the field or campus laboratory.

MSS50218 Diploma of Environmental Monitoring and Technology - BEA8
2 semesters
Year 12
MSS50218 Diploma of Environmental Monitoring and Technology - BEA8
2 semesters

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
  • MSL974019 Perform Chemical Tests and Procedures
  • MSL974022 Undertake environmental field-based monitoring
  • MSMENV472 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • MSS024014 Implement environmental management plans and procedures
  • MSS024015 Apply an understanding of environmental principles to a site
  • MSS024016 Process and present environmental data
  • MSS025017 Assist with assessing site environmental indicators
  • MSS025018 Assess the environmental risk and impact of a project activity or process
  • MSS025019 Report environmental data
  • MSS025020 Provide environmental information to customers
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • MSL952001 Collect routine site samples
  • MSL973016 Perform aseptic techniques
  • MSL973019 Perform microscopic examination
  • MSL974021 Perform biological procedures
  • MSL975042 Design and supervise complex environmental field surveys
  • MSL975045 Perform laboratory-based ecological techniques
  • MSS015028 Conduct a sustainable water use audit
  • MSS025013 Assist with assessing and monitoring wetlands
  • MSS025023 Plan and conduct environmental project work

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include written and knowledge based questions, assignments such as projects and evidence portfolios and direct observation including role plays and practical activities.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines.  Detailed Information is provided in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency.  Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments are spread across the duration of the course rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to a fully equipped wet and analytical laboratory, computers, staff driven vehicles, handouts, PowerPoint presentations, learning games (quiz, memory cards, flash cards), safety meeting minutes and historical data sheets.  

Facilities and equipment may include access to field and laboratory record forms, laboratory coats, safety glasses and gloves, and sampling equipment.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2025

Duration | 3 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2025
Where | Central Regional TAFE (52789)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $18,720
  • Resources fee: $1,950
  • Materials fee: $450

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course, however this course has a strong focus on practical activities and projects that may be undertaken in the field or campus laboratory.

MSS50218 Diploma of Environmental Monitoring and Technology - BEA8
2 semesters
Year 12
MSS50218 Diploma of Environmental Monitoring and Technology - BEA8
2 semesters

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
  • MSL974019 Perform Chemical Tests and Procedures
  • MSL974022 Undertake environmental field-based monitoring
  • MSMENV472 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • MSS024014 Implement environmental management plans and procedures
  • MSS024015 Apply an understanding of environmental principles to a site
  • MSS024016 Process and present environmental data
  • MSS025017 Assist with assessing site environmental indicators
  • MSS025018 Assess the environmental risk and impact of a project activity or process
  • MSS025019 Report environmental data
  • MSS025020 Provide environmental information to customers
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • MSL952001 Collect routine site samples
  • MSL973016 Perform aseptic techniques
  • MSL973019 Perform microscopic examination
  • MSL974021 Perform biological procedures
  • MSL975042 Design and supervise complex environmental field surveys
  • MSL975045 Perform laboratory-based ecological techniques
  • MSS015028 Conduct a sustainable water use audit
  • MSS025013 Assist with assessing and monitoring wetlands
  • MSS025023 Plan and conduct environmental project work

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include written and knowledge based questions, assignments such as projects and evidence portfolios and direct observation including role plays and practical activities.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines.  Detailed Information is provided in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency.  Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments are spread across the duration of the course rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to a fully equipped wet and analytical laboratory, computers, staff driven vehicles, handouts, PowerPoint presentations, learning games (quiz, memory cards, flash cards), safety meeting minutes and historical data sheets.  

Facilities and equipment may include access to field and laboratory record forms, laboratory coats, safety glasses and gloves, and sampling equipment.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

There may be further semester intakes available for enrolment. You can view any further intakes when you submit your online application(opens in a new tab).

For information about pathways from TAFE to university, view our Pathways to university page.

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Student Tham at TAFE campus
Tham Hong Thi
Country
Vietnam
Campus
East Perth

I love nature. I was born and have grown up in the countryside with a clean environment and a variety of natural resources. However, with urbanisation, I witnessed changes of environmental quality as well as the loss of natural resources. Previously, I worked for six years as an environmental manager in Camau city, Vietnam.

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TAFE International Western Australia (TIWA) is the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) provider, for the delivery of training to international students, enrolled in a TAFE course in Western Australia. This nationally recognised course is delivered by a Western Australian TAFE college on TIWA's behalf. TIWA retains responsibility for the quality of the training and assessment delivered by the TAFE colleges and for the issue of certification documentation to students.

Last updated on February 2, 2023