Certificate II in Sampling and Measurement
This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a range of sampling and measurement as part of laboratory, production or field operations in the construction, manufacturing, resources and environmental industry sectors.
Job roles/employment outcomes
The Certificate II in Sampling and Measurement offers entry level training for sampling and measurement skills applied across a range of industries. Employment outcomes targeted by this qualification include samplers and testers, production personnel, plant operators, production operators, field assistants, drivers, sample couriers, and many others.
Samplers and testers conduct limited sampling and testing as part of their duties in their particular industry. In some industry sectors (for example, mineral assay) this work forms a whole job role. They apply a restricted range of skills and operational knowledge to perform these tasks and do not generally work inside a laboratory. They:
follow set procedures to sample raw materials and products
may package, label, store and transport samples
use simple equipment (hydrometers, thermometers and pH meters) to make measurements and perform basic tests that take a short time and involve a narrow range of variables and easily recognised control limits
may make visual inspection of products and packaging.
Examples of the work of sampler/testers are given below.
A milk tanker driver conducts aseptic sampling of milk before loading and then conveys the samples to the laboratory.
An operator in a quarry may take samples from stockpiles and conveyors and conduct simple tests on different grades of aggregates.
A field officer working in environmental monitoring may visit a catchment area to collect water samples
Sampler/testers take air samples for testing for microbial monitoring of air conditioning or cooling towers.
This qualification is typically used to prepare new employees or develop the skills of existing workers within the construction, manufacturing, resources and environmental industry sectors.
Training programs for this qualification are suitable to be undertaken as part of a formal training contract with an employer under an Australian Traineeship or Apprenticeship arrangement.
Pathways into the qualification
This qualification may be accessed by direct entry. Credit for this qualification may include units contained within relevant skill sets.
Pathways from the qualification
There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification. However, depending on the jurisdiction, licensing or regulatory requirements may apply to the use of some units in this qualification. Local regulations should be checked for details.