MSL20118 Certificate II in Sampling and Measurement

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Course description

The Certificate II in Sampling and Measurement (MSL20118) qualifies you for work as a lab assistant or tester in a range of industries (e.g. food manufacturing, mining, pharmaceutical and agriculture). Over 6 months you’ll complete 8 study units and learn how to work in a laboratory or field workplace, collect routine samples, record and present the data, then carry out basic tests. The course has a heavy focus on laboratory and workplace safety. Enquire now for a course brochure and to find out how you can start your training.

Nationally recognised

Average duration

6 months

Online or Distance

On-campus or Workplace


This course can help you get a job as:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Laboratory Attendant$960 weekly pay
Laboratory Technician$960 weekly pay
Food Tester$960 weekly pay

This course can help you progress to:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Medical Laboratory Technician$1,150 weekly pay
Pathology Assistant$1,150 weekly pay
Pathology Collector$1,050 weekly pay
Phlebotomist$1,050 weekly pay

Government funding

The Australian government provides funding to help students who are completing the MSL20118 Certificate II in Sampling and Measurement. The type of funding you receive depends on the state that you live in.

There are eligibility requirements for each type of funding. Enquire with a course provider to check your eligibility.

Payment options

Interest free payment plan
Most course providers offer flexible payment options for the MSL20118 Certificate II in Sampling and Measurement such as weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly interest-free payments for those who do not wish (or are unable) to pay their tuition fees outright. There is usually a discount for those who pay their tuition fees upfront. Enquire with a course provider to find out more.

Benefits of nationally recognised training

This is a nationally recognised course delivered by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). RTOs are strictly regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). This guarantees you will be studying a quality-assured and nationally recognised qualification.

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TAFE Queensland
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