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MSS50222 Diploma of Environmental Monitoring and Technology

National ID: MSS50222 State ID: BIR0
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Assist in the management of environmental issues with this diploma

With a growing importance on conservation and environmental impact of business on ecosystems, conservation and ecosystem restoration, 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 covers the skills and knowledge you need to apply a range of methods and technologies to conduct environmental sampling, testing and monitoring. The skills are used 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.

This course is multi-faceted, using field trip activities including a regional trip each semester, lab work, team work and online learning to assess your progress.

Learn how to plan and conduct environmental project work and use equipment to collect and evaluate data taken from the environment including;

  • Ground and surface waters
  • Flora and fauna surveys
  • Spatial information and mapping
  • Air and soil
  • Common geological landforms

I have the following attributes:

  • An interest in conservation and the environment
  • An interest in working to reduce human impacts on the environment
  • Analytical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Written and oral communication skills

If this course is deemed competitive, you will be informed during your application via TAFE Admissions and additional entrance requirements will apply.

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalent Completion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades) Certificate III

You'll be able to access your personal timetable (find out how on our Timetables page), once you have paid your fees. In the meantime the information below provides an indication of the time commitment required to complete this course, depending on available study options.

The typical timetable is:

  • 2.5 days per week
  • Full day field trips
  • 3 days/2 nights regional field trip each semester

Timetable information is indicative only and subject to change.

We work very hard to help you succeed in our courses, but advise you to consider the following:

  • 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 Diploma studies.

Study outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research will be required to successfully complete your course.

Bring your own device (BYOD) is encouraged but not essential. If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours.

As a student you will also have additional costs associated with your study, for example text books and stationery, printing and other materials required for your assignments.

Other costs for consideration:

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Stationery
  • Three regional field trips (approx. $100 each)

Other job titles may include:

  • Life Science Technician
  • Environmental Technician
  • Natural Resource Management Officer

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations. 

Visit one of our four Jobs and Skills Centres located at NMT's Balga, Joondalup, Midland and Perth campuses for free career planning advice and job search support.

This course may provide university entry.

Study options and next steps

Click on your preferred option below to get started with your application.

Semester 1, 2024

East Perth - On Campus

Duration 2 Semesters
When Semester 1, 2024
Where East Perth
How On campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $7,874.40 $220.00 $8,094.40

*Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Please note fees listed include all units required to gain this qualification.  If you're a continuing student and have successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in, to complete this course.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T 1300 300 822

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