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New Zealand Laboratory Education Water Sampling Certification (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
31
Level
4
Who for
This programme is primarily for people who plan to collect (or continue collecting) water samples for laboratory analysis.
Fees

NZ domestic $1860; Scholarships available (click here for details).

International $4720

We lend

We lend the following to participants for pre-placement practical work without any extra charge.  We pay the courier charges when the items are sent to the participant, and when the participant returns the items.

  • water clarity tube,
  • pH meter,
  • dissolved oxygen meter, 
  • anemometer, and
  • sundry equipment  

(We also supply disposable items for practical work without charge.)

If needed, we can lend a laptop and/or a portable device to record field work.

Indicative content

Representative sampling

Contamination prevention

Preservation

Storage

Transportation

Types of water to be sampled

Influence of analytical purpose

Safety

Water sampling practices responsive to Māori cultures

Standards for water sampling

Sample reception

Sample registration

Sub-sampling

Client sampling

Water clarity measurement

Equipment care

Weather and related data

pH measurement

Dissolved oxygen measurement

Wet chemistry assays

Recording data

Learning outcome(s)

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

...perform water sampling at a proficiency required for professional work.

...perform measurements at water sampling sites at a proficiency required for professional work.

...care for sampling and measurement equipment.

...select and utilise appropriate water sampling standards.

...plan and execute water sampling work safely.

Assessment types

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

Practical observation

Slide show session

Field reporting

Assignment

Verbal follow-up

Attestation

Entry requirements
  • NCEA Level 2 (or equivalent) or recommendation by a professional laboratory, and
  • demonstration of understanding of the micro-credential, and general suitability for the study through Real World Education's pre-entry process.

We strongly recommend that participants have a full New Zealand driver’s license (or be close to having one), since employment opportunities as a sampler will be very limited without that. We also recommend (less strongly) that participants be able to drive vehicles with manual transmissions or have a plan to learn that soon, since inability to drive manual vehicles will significantly limit employment options.

Intakes

Intake 4001-31
13 February 2023 - 18 August 2023
First lesson (about 10% of programme) must be completed by 28 February 2023.

Intake 4001-32
17 April 2023 - 15 September 2023
First lesson (about 10% of programme) must be completed by 02 May 2023.

Intake 4001-33
08 May 2023 - 13 October 2023
First lesson (about 10% of programme) must be completed by 23 May 2023.

Intake 4001-34
10 July 2023 -  16 December 2023
First lesson (about 10% of programme) must be completed by 25 July 2023.

Intake 4001-35
14 August 2023 - 02 February 2024
First lesson (about 10% of programme) must be completed by 28 August 2023.

Intake 4001-36
11 September 2023 - 08 March 2024
First lesson (about 10% of programme) must be completed by 23 September 2023.

Intake 4001-37
09 October 2023 - 05 April 2024
First lesson (about 10% of programme) must be completed by  24 October 2023.

Intake 4001-38
13 November 2023 - 03 May 2024
First lesson (about 10% of programme) must be completed by 28 November 2023.

Intake 4001-39
11 December 2023 -  07 June 2024
First lesson (about 10% of programme) must be completed by 22 December 2023.

 

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

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