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Mass and Volume Dispensing Proficiency (Micro-credential)
This programme can be taken from anywhere in New Zealand with our distance delivery which participants say is more personal than much in-person delivery.
Credits
30
Level
4
Who for
This programme is primarily for people who want a laboratory job, but have not yet worked in a professional laboratory.
Indicative content

safety

use of electronic balances

tolerances

recording data

using mass to determine volume

laboratory glassware care

laboratory glassware terminology

laboratory glassware use

types of pipettes

markings on labware

types of pipette aids

graduated pipette use

volumetric pipette use

micropipette use

Learning outcome(s)

People successfully completing this programmes will be able to...

...dispense liquids using different types of equipment with accuracy, reliability, and at a pace appropriate to a commercial laboratory.

...weigh out specified masses within a specified tolerance with reliability and at a pace that would be appropriate in a commercial laboratory.

...select and use glassware appropriate to specific laboratory dispensing needs.

Assessment types

For an explanation about the nature of the following assessments please click here.

Practical observation

Slide show session

Entry requirements
  • NCEA Level 2 (or equivalent), and

  • demonstration of understanding of the micro-credential, and general suitability for the study through Real World Education's pre-entry process.

Intakes

 

Intake 4007-30
17 April 2023 - 15 September 2023
First assessment (about 15% of programme) must be completed by 07 May 2023.

Intake 4007-31
08 May 2023 - 13 October 2023
First assessment (about 15% of programme) must be completed by 30 May 2023.

Intake 4007-32
10 July 2023 - 16 December 2023
First assessment (about 15% of programme) must be completed by 30 July 2023.

Intake 4007-33
14 August 2023 - 02 February 2024
First assessment (about 15% of programme) must be completed by 04 September 2023.

Intake 4007-34
11 September 2023 - 08 March 2024
First assessment (about 15% of programme) must be completed by 30 September 2023.

Intake 4007-35
09 October 2023 - 05 April 2024
First assessment (about 15% of programme) must be completed by 30 October 2023.

Intake 4007-36
13 November 2023 - 03 May 2024
First assessment (about 15% of programme) must be completed by 03 December 2023.

Intake 4007-37
11 December 2023 - 07 June 2024
First assessment (about 15% of programme) must be completed by 05 January 2024.

To be notified when we add intakes, please click here.

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