What will I learn?

If you have a passion for the environment and want to travel the world exploring environmental issues and solving environmental problems then the Certificate IV in Environmental Monitoring and Technology is a great starting point for you.

This course uses a range of different aspects such as field trip activities, lab work, teamwork and online learning to assess your progress. During the course, you will gain the practical skills and knowledge to collect and analyse environmental samples and process environmental data for minimising the impact of human activity on the environment.

You will undertake a range of field-based activities including vegetation surveys, geological formation recognition, water and soil sampling and testing and the use of GPS in environmental monitoring applications. With a growing importance on conservation and environmental impact of business, this is a good time to join this industry.

If you wish to continue your studies in this growing industry, you can enrol into the Diploma of Environmental Monitoring and Technology.

Career opportunities

  • Ecological Field hand
  • Environmental Officer
  • Water Resources Officer



Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$12,480.00 (6,68,094) per year
AUD $6,240 per semester
Start date

Expected July 2022


Geraldton Campus (Central Regional TAFE)

173 – 175 Fitzgerald Street,


Western Australia,

6530, GERALDTON, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Entry requirements vary from country to country. Students must have completed the equivalent of Australian Year 12.

English Language Requirements:

IELTS score (academic) of 5.5 with no band score less than 5.0; TOEFL 55 (iBT); Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic - Minimum Level 43; Password score of 5.5; Eiken Grade Pre 1; Successful completion of at least 2 years of study at an acceptable grade in an English medium course completed within the previous 2 years OR GCE O Levels English with 'C'; 'A' or 'B' in Malaysian SPM English or 'C' in 1119 English; Kenyan KCSE English 'C'; International Baccalaureate (IB) Minimum of 3 in English A1 or A2; Completion of the Cambridge First Certificate of English (FCE); Successful completion of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) at Upper Intermediate Level or equivalent at North Metropolitan TAFE or a recognized English college.