|Course Code:||D553 (National ID: MSS50211)|| |
|Careers:||Assistant Field Officer, Environmental technician|| |
Eighteen months (3 semesters) full time or an additional year after completion of Cert IV Environmental Monitoring and Technology.
|How:||Full time, Part time|| |
|Where:||eCENTRAL EAST PERTH CAMPUS140 ROYAL STREETEAST PERTH6004|| |
|Intake:||Semester 1|| |
|International study available:||Yes|| |
|Online study available:||No|| |
|Uni pathway available:||Yes|| |
About the course Ask us a question about this course
This course covers the skills and knowledge you need to apply a range of methods and technologies to conduct environmental sampling, testing and monitoring 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.
By studying this Diploma you'll be preparing yourself for work in an important and ever growing industry. Environmental science encompasses the understanding of the impact of human activity on the environment and how to minimise it.
View our brochure which explains the career pathways for environmental monitoring.
Students will need to purchase safety glasses and a lab coat ($100).
Where this course can lead you
Your Diploma of Environmental Monitoring and Technology prepares you for roles such as:
Assistant Field Officer
Local government officer
Water Resources Officer
Your Diploma of Environmental Science (Management) can lead to roles in a number of industries including construction, resources and even engineering. It is a growing sector and skilled employees are highly sought after.
Skills you will gain from this course
This qualification will give you the complex skills to work in the growing environmental science industry. You'll learn fundamental environmental science skills coupled with the latest practices and procedures.
The course teaches practical skills via fieldwork and projects.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
Work in the environment safely
Undertake environmental risk assessments
Understand how to collect environmental samples and data
Undertake environmental risk assessment processes
Operate, monitor and implement sustainable procedures
Participate in and/or conduct environmental projects
Identify common and local plants, animals, soils and geological features
Your Diploma of Environmental Science (Management) gives you the skills to begin an exciting career in environmental science.
Connected with industry
At Central we aim to enhance your training to best prepare you for a career in an environmental science or sustainability position. That's why we strive to acquire lecturers and training staff who already have vast experience in environmental science and sustainability.
We also provide you with the opportunity to work on industry relevant software and equipment, learn industry practices and adhere to industry regulations. This means relevant course content and practicality for you so when you leave Central your skills will apply throughout your entire career.
Central's environmental science and sustainability courses will directly link you with the industry. Our staff have well established ties with industry bodies and our courses are well recognised as being of a high standard. You'll get to learn on industry standard software and equipment and benefit from a curriculum that is always changing and evolving to suit inconsistent industry needs.
You may apply for recognition of prior learning at the university of your choice where you may meet the basic entry requirements of the course of your interest (enquire at the university for information on RPL).
Domestic students:The costs for this course for a semester are: $626 or $313 (concession). On top of this there is also a resource cost of $245. The resource fee is an estimate because the amount depends on which units you choose. You will be given the exact amount at enrolment. Find out more about how the costs are determined.
An estimate of the total cost of the course is $2613 (non conc) over the 1.5 years the course takes to complete.
Paying your fees
You will be expected to pay your course fees in full at the time of enrolment.
Fees can be paid at our student services offices at any of Central’s campuses. You can also pay by credit card over the phone, however, if you wish to pay by instalments, you will need to make your first payment in person and sign the payment plan terms and conditions.
Assistance may be available for those students experiencing financial hardship.
Find out more details about payment options
International students:The cost for international students is 10500, duration 1 year. You will need to pay for your course fees when you accept your offer and meet all the conditions.
|Description:||Complete 20 units|| |
Title: GROUP 02 - ELECTIVE UNITS
Description: Learners to complete 9 elective units.
|D7700||MSS025005A||Produce site maps|
|D7701||MSS025006A||Collect and evaluate groundwater data|
|D7702||MSS025007A||Perform sampling and testing of soils|
|D7708||MSS025013A||Assist with assessing and monitoring wetlands|
|D7709||MSS025014A||Perform sampling and testing of contaminated sites|
|D7710||MSS025015A||Plan and conduct environmental project work|
|D7759||MSS024005A||Collect spatial and discrete environmental data|
|D7762||MSS024008A||Recognise common geological landforms and samples|
|WA719||MSL974003A||Perform chemical tests and procedures|
Title: GROUP 01 - CORE UNITS
Description: Central Institute of Technology offer the units listed below.
Please note: previously completed units may count towards this qualification. Please discuss with the teaching area to determine eligibility.
|D3656||MSAENV472B||Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices|
|D7696||MSS025001A||Assist with assessing site environmental indicators|
|D7697||MSS025002A||Assess the environmental risk or impact of a project activity or process|
|D7698||MSS025003A||Report environmental data|
|D7699||MSS025004A||Provide environmental information to customers|
|D7756||MSS024002A||Implement environmental management plans and procedures|
|D7757||MSS024003A||Apply an understanding of environmental principles to a site|
|D7758||MSS024004A||Process and present environmental data|
|WA689||MSL943002A||Participate in laboratory_field workplace safety|
|WA692||MSL952001A||Collect routine site samples|
|WA723||MSL974007A||Undertake environmental field-based monitoring|
Information for international students
Central is one of Australia's largest VET colleges, and trains around 1700 students from more than 85 countries each year. In 2010, we were the inaugural winner of Western Australia's International Training Provider of the Year award.
As a graduate, you are ensured direct pathways to further qualifications at Western Australian universities, or alternatively, the job ready skills you need to succeed in your career straight away.
Our campuses are conveniently located near the centre of Perth's CBD, making them easy to access via public transport. Central boasts excellent, state of the art facilities and resources and a friendly, safe and secure learning environment.
We offer a dedicated International Centre which is focused on servicing International students, helping you with your personal and academic needs.
Staff offer friendly, specialised support and guidance from your initial contact through to your graduation, to ensure that your experience at Central is enjoyable and rewarding.
Visit our international pages to find out more about studying at Central and life in Perth.
Find out from international students about their experiences studying at Central.
Find out about applying to study at Central as an International student.
Courses available to international students at Central are delivered in partnership with Education and Training International RTO Provider No: 52395 CRICOS Provider Code: 00020G
Getting into this course
In order to gain entry into this course you must demonstrate well developed communication and maths skills.
This conversion table explains the grades you need to have obtained at a high school level to meet this entry level requirement.
The Application Process
The process for applying for a course at Central depends on whether you are a local or international student and the way that you will be studying: full time, part time, as an apprentice or trainee.
Our future students area of the website includes a handy guide to help you through the process depending on what type of student you are, and how you are planning on studying.
Visit our apply, enrol and pay guide
Recognition of Prior Learning
Do you have existing skills? Whether obtained through paid or voluntary work, training or other experiences, you may be able to fast track your study by applying for recognition of prior learning, often referred to as RPL.
Find out more here