Certificate IV in Environmental Monitoring and Technology

MSS40216

Course Overview

Average Course Fee: $5375

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Average Course Duration: 1 Year

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Description

The MSS40216 Certificate IV in Environmental Monitoring and Technology specifies the competencies required to conduct environmental sampling, testing and monitoring in a variety of industry sectors, such as:

  • environmental monitoring, sampling and field testing (e.g. air, water, soil and rocks)
  • geotechnical services
  • natural resource management
  • water supply and treatment, storm and wastewater management
  • solid 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 or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

    Student Outcomes

    Students who graduate from VET courses are surveyed approximately 6 months after they have completed their training. For more information on the statistics provided in this section, including the different levels (course, field of education, all fields of education) of data available please select the Learn more button below.

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    Satisfied with Training

    Percentage of graduates in the Engineering and Related Technologies field who were satisfied with the training (Certificate IV).

    Improved Work Status

    Percentage of graduates in the Engineering and Related Technologies field who started/expanded a business or who have a new job, more highly skilled work, a promotion or higher pay (Certificate IV).

    Salary

    The middle of the range of salaries earned by graduates in the Engineering and Related Technologies field starting their first ever full-time job after graduating (Certificate IV).

    Jobs

    Graduates of the Engineering and Related Technologies field (Certificate IV) are most often employed as:

    Technicians and Trades Workers

    34%

    Technicians and Trades Workers
    Machinery Operators and Drivers

    17.6%

    Machinery Operators and Drivers
    Professionals

    13.1%

    Professionals

    Industries

    Graduates of the Engineering and Related Technologies field (Certificate IV) are most often employed in:

    Manufacturing

    23.6%

    Manufacturing
    Mining

    14%

    Mining
    Construction

    13.9%

    Construction

    All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

    Financial Assistance

    The federal, state and territory governments provide financial incentives and support for vocational education and training students to help them gain the skills required to secure and maintain rewarding and sustainable employment.

    There are programs for all kinds of students; apprentices and trainees, new job starters, those re-entering the workforce, retraining for a new job or upgrading their skills for an existing job.

     


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    Subsidised Training

    The following highlighted state and territory governments dedicate funds to reduce or, in some cases, fully cover tuition fees for VET students who wish to study this course. Please check with your preferred training provider to see if you are eligible.
    Select a state or territory for more information.

    VET Student Loans

    Certain courses are eligible for a VET Student Loan from the Australian Government to assist students with paying tuition fees. The initial debt amount (including the loan fee, if applicable) plus indexation must be paid back once the loan recipient starts earning over a certain amount. The compulsory repayment threshold for the 2019-20 income year is $45,881.


    Career Information

    Career development is the ongoing process of managing your life, learning and work. It involves developing the skills and knowledge that enable you to plan and make informed decisions about your education, training and career choices.


    Sustainability Career Pathway

    Certificate IV in Environmental Monitoring and Technology is in the Engineering and Related Technologies Field of Education. For more information about this kind of career, you can explore Sustainability.


    Stream

    Environmental Monitoring and Technology

    Certificate II

    Certificate III

    Advanced Diploma

    Stream

    Sustainable Operations
    Competitive Systems and Practices

    Certificate III

    Advanced Diploma

    Note: Information provided as a guide only. Chart developed by the Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au). Information in this chart may be reproduced with acknowledgement of its source: "The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au/jpc) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training".



    Apprenticeships and Traineeships


    Australian Apprenticeships can provide a pathway to a career change for people looking to re-enter the workforce and for people who are currently working. Australian Apprenticeships combine work with training in a national recognised qualification.

    This qualification is available as an Australian Apprenticeship or Traineeship in the state and territories coloured in blue on the map.

     


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