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Certificate IV in Environmental Monitoring And Technology

National ID: MSS40216 | State ID: BCU6


Assist in the management of environmental issues with this Certificate IV. With a growing importance on conservation and environmental impact of business, this is a good time to join this industry. It is a slow but growing area that is linked to our resource industry and increasing issues with the degradation of ecosystems .

This course is multi-faceted, using field trip activities, lab work, team work and online learning to assess your progress. We work very hard to help you succeed in our courses, but advise you to consider the following:

  • In addition to full day field trips, you will attend a regional field trip each semester. These run for 3 days/2 nights at an additional cost of approx. $100.
  • If your English skills are not strong you are encouraged to complete an English course first.
  • The best chance for success is if you have completed year 12, a Certificate III or higher, a degree in this or a related course or equivalent training
  • If you have not studied for some time you could consider enrolling in a Certificate III in Laboratory Operations to see how your circumstances support your study first before committing to this course. This certificate also gives you some underpinning skills and knowledge that will be valuable for your Certificate IV studies.

You can join your passion for the environment with career prospects and with the skills you gain, travel the world exploring environmental issues and solving environmental problems. 

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

conservation officer, water resources officer, ecological field hand, restoration field hand, community catchment officer

Further study opportunities:

Diploma of Environmental Monitoring and Technology

Course overview

Course details

Course Overview

Where East Perth

One year full time, equivalent part time.

How Full-Time
When Was available Semester 1, 2017

conservation officer, water resources officer, ecological field hand, restoration field hand, community catchment officer

Further study opportunities:

Diploma of Environmental Monitoring and Technology

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

Local full time students

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

Tuition fees are determined by multiplying the course fee rate by the nominal hours, which is the number of hours in which an average student could be expected to complete each unit. They are not the hours of training or instruction.

Resource fees are charges for material that are essential to a course or unit, and are purchased by NMT to be used by students during the course.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in.

Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.
NOTE up to date fees will be available shortly. Please return to this page or contact us for details

International Students

If this course is available for International students you will need to pay your course fees to TIWA when you accept your offer.

Core Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Apply an understanding of environmental principles to a site MSS024003 BAK93
Collect routine site samples MSL952001 AWO36
Implement environmental management plans and procedures MSS024002 BAK94
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices MSMENV272 AWC13
Participate in laboratory or field workplace safety MSL943002 AWO38
Process and present environmental data MSS024004 BAK92
Undertake environmental field-based monitoring MSL974007 AWO05
Work and communicate effectively as an environmental technician MSS024001 BAK95

Elective Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Assist with assessing and monitoring stormwater systems MSS024009 BAK87
Collect and classify plants AHCPCM502 BAN94
Collect spatial and discrete environmental data MSS024005 BAK91
Perform basic tests MSL973001 AWO23
Perform environmental biological techniques MSS024010 BAK86
Perform sampling and testing of water MSS024006 BAK90
Recognise common geological landforms and samples MSS024008 BAK88
Undertake simple environmental project activities MSS024012 BAK84

If this course uses TAFE Admissions, to study full-time in 2017 apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

Part time enrolments are usually done in late January and mid June each year while online and continuous enrolment courses normally have enrolments available at any time, for help enrolling or for more information:

call: 1300 300 822 or email: enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

International students please contact www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

For all other enquiries please call us on 1300 300 822 or email: enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate II or Certificate III


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Page last updated June 26, 2017