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Introduction to ambient air quality and monitoring

5 credits

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Full course description

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Government of Western Australia, Department of Water and Environmental Regulation logo

Use air monitoring technology to help conserve one of the world’s largest and most precious collections of Aboriginal engraved rock art.

This course will give you the skills and knowledge to install, maintain and commission passive ambient air monitoring equipment for use in the Murujuga Rock Art Monitoring Project.

Who is this credential for?


This credential is for rangers from the Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation.


What you will learn


This course will be delivered online and on country. On completion of this credential you be able to:

  • Discuss basic atmospheric chemistry and air pollutants
  • Describe the principles of ambient air quality monitoring
  • Install selected passive air quality monitoring equipment
  • Maintain and troubleshoot passive air quality monitoring equipment.



To successfully complete this credential, you are required to pass a final face-to-face assessment. To demonstrate what you have learned, you must demonstrate how to install and maintain equipment, including practical scenarios in which you will identify problems and troubleshoot solutions. You will also be required to answer questions online regarding theory of atmospheric chemistry, and principles of operation of sampling equipment.


Meet your facilitator


Professor Ben Mullins
Professor Ben Mullins

Professor/School of Public Health

Ben Mullins is a professor in the School of Public Health at Curtin University. His expertise lies at the interface between pollutants and physical/environmental and biological systems, such as filters and lungs.

Professor Mullins has undertaken significant research into the development and characterisation of pollution control technology and the micro-scale interactions of pollutants and surfaces. He has been chief investigator on 17 research projects (which have secured a total of about $10 million in funding) and amassed more than 130 peer-reviewed publications.

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Earn a badge


Once you successfully complete and pass the final face-to-face assessment, you'll earn a digital badge that is instantly shareable to your social networks (including LinkedIn) which showcases your new skills and knowledge mastery.

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This credential provides foundation knowledge in a discipline and doesn't require previous knowledge.

You will also earn 5 credit points which are in line with Australian Qualification Framework Level 8 criteria, ensuring comprehensive theoretical and/or technical knowledge of the credential. 100 credit points are required to earn a Graduate Certificate at Curtin.

Key skills obtained on the successful completion of this credential also include Environmental Monitoring KS123L86CQHLN9H2MF9Z.


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Contact us


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*Curtin may cancel or reschedule a credential at any time and for any reason as it sees fit. The Start Date and the other details of this credentials are provided as a general guide only and may change from time to time.

✝This credential involves 30 hours of online resources, readings, activities and assessments. However to pass and earn 5 credit points, you may need to commit further time.

^A mix of online and on-country face-to-face learning.

§Price subject to change. Please check price at time of purchase.

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Start: ## Month 2024
End: ## Month 2024*

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Duration: 30 hours
Length: 1 day per month over 5 months

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Delivery Mode: Blended^

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Price: $### GST excl.§

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