Certificate IV in Environmental Monitoring and Technology - MSS40218

Central Regional TAFE, TAFE WA

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00020G

This qualification specifies the competencies required to conduct environmental sampling, testing and monitoring in a variety of industry sectors, including:environmental monitoring, sampling and field testing (e.g. air, water, soil and rocks)geotechnical servicesnatural resource managementwater supply and treatment, storm and wastewater managementsolid and hazardous waste management.This qualification applies to environmental assistants, environmental technicians and similar personnel employed by enterprises and Commonwealth, state/territory/local governments in the sectors listed above. Many of these employees are engaged in the monitoring of environmental impacts at industrial sites. They operate monitoring equipment, collect samples and conduct tests both in the field and at site laboratories. Other employees may collect a range of field data relating to the suitability of land and water use and process and present this data using geographical information systems (GIS) software.No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • Collect and evaluate meteorological data
  • Assist with assessing and monitoring stormwater systems
  • Carry out waste audits
  • Perform laboratory-based ecological techniques
  • Assist with assessing and monitoring wetlands
  • Participate as a member of a workplace emergency initial response team
  • Implement environmental management plans and procedures
  • Obtain representative samples in accordance with sampling plan
  • Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Perform standard calibrations
  • Contribute to sustainability related audits
  • Inform and educate organisation and community representatives on sustainability issues
  • Collect spatial and discrete environmental data
  • Work and communicate effectively as an environmental technician
  • Maintain and calibrate instruments and equipment
  • Perform chemical tests and procedures
  • Assist with assessing site environmental indicators
  • Report environmental data
  • Assist with odour source assessment
  • Undertake field-based, remote-sensing monitoring
  • Perform biological procedures
  • Perform sampling and testing of soils
  • Perform basic radiation measurements
  • Perform sampling and testing of contaminated sites
  • Conduct a sustainable water use audit
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Perform environmental biological techniques
  • Undertake environmental field-based monitoring
  • Collect routine site samples
  • Perform basic tests
  • Navigate in urban, regional and remote areas
  • Produce site maps
  • Undertake simple environmental project activities
  • Provide work skill instruction
  • Participate in laboratory or field workplace safety
  • Process and present environmental data
  • Design and supervise complex environmental field surveys
  • Prepare working solutions
  • Assist with workplace monitoring processes
  • Perform sampling and testing of air
  • Perform sampling and testing of water
  • Measure and report carbon footprint of a product or product class
  • Conduct a sustainability energy audit
  • Monitor and evaluate noise
  • Capture photographic images
  • Assist with odour field assessment
  • Apply an understanding of environmental principles to a site
  • Perform sampling and testing of stationary emissions
  • Perform aseptic techniques
  • Conduct an emissions audit
  • Plan and conduct environmental project work
  • Provide first aid
  • Perform environmental microbiological tests
  • Plan waste audits
  • Perform microscopic examination
  • Supervise geotechnical site investigations
  • Conduct geotechnical site investigations
  • Collect and evaluate groundwater data
  • Monitor radiation
  • Provide environmental information to customers
  • Recognise common geological landforms and samples
  • Use laboratory application software
  • Perform site investigation activities

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
BCMI, Geraldton No
Geraldton No

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